Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

K-pop star Jung Joon Young quits over sex videos

K-pop star Jung Joon Young quits over sex videos

Back on March 13, Junhyung attended police questioning in the form of a witness in regard to Jung Joon Young's ongoing investigation.

Singer-songwriter Jung Joon Young was accused of leaking secret sex videos across the web.

According to a translation by the BBC, Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, also wrote: "I have faced heavy criticism from the public for the last month and-a-half and I'm being probed by all investigative authorities in the country".

Police are said to be launching an investigation into the claims.

The allegations against the boyish stars who epitomise an industry that has put South Korean pop culture on the global stage has triggered a blame game with accusations the business has neglected young stars' morality in the lust for fame and fortune.

Before the scandal, Seungri had been nicknamed the "Great Seungsby" after the protagonist of the Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby, for his good looks, his seemingly successful business and the lavish parties he had thrown.

K-Pop's Seungri and Jung Joon Young have both stepped down from the industry.

Jung admitted yesterday to having shared videos he secretly took while having sex with women.

Lawyers for Jung could not be reached for comment.

K-pop had largely escaped scandals as South Korea's anti-sexual harassment #MeToo movement ensnared political, sports, and other figures.

Seungri, who was the youngest member of pop group Big Bang and recently fronted a Korean reality show, YG Future Strategy Office, is facing charges for soliciting prostitution.

Industry commentators have taken aim at the business managers, notorious for demanding the strictest of training regimes and controlling every aspect of young stars' lives.

"It is a groundless rumor", the agency said.

According to activist Han Sol at Flaming Feminist Action, spycam videos have always been watched and shared by South Korean men as a form of entertainment and a way to strengthen their "brotherly ties". The company also apologized in the announcement for failing to properly manage the singer.

The management agency YG Entertainment of BIGBANG announced on Wednesday that they have ended contract with Seungri.

But some fans are already walking away.

"I just want people to know this is not OK". "In a statement, the talent agency said that they would "[honour] Seungri's request to terminate his exclusive contract" and that they wanted to "apologise for the concern we have caused many people, including the fans, due to the numerous suspicions and controversies".

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