Two Korean pop stars have been sentenced to jail Friday for gang-raping unconscious girls, secretly recording the act and distributing the tapes as a part of a scandal that has rocked the Ok-pop business, based on South Korean media.
Jung – who retired from the leisure business in March admitting to a part of the allegations – was additionally charged with filming the assault and distributing the footage in a chatroom by KakaoTalk, a messaging app.
Singer-songwriter Jung rose to fame by a actuality TV present, whereas Choi is a former member of boy band FT Island.
Different Ok-pop stars charged embrace Ok-pop megastar Seungri, a former member of Huge Bang whose actual identify is Lee Seung-hyun, who had retired from the leisure business amid allegations of unlawful playing in reference to the intercourse and medicines scandal.
Decide Kang Sung Soo of the Seoul Central District Court docket delivered the decision towards 5 people, together with Jung and Choi, who will likely be required to bear 80 hours of sexual violence rehabilitation and banned from working with kids, juveniles, or individuals with disabilities for 5 years.
“We will not think about the ache the victims may need felt who came upon later,” Kang mentioned, based on Yonhap information company, including that Choi “didn’t really feel regret after mass-raping drunken victims.”
Jung and Choi each wept because the sentences have been introduced and claimed they’d engaged in consensual intercourse with sober girls. The court docket disagreed, citing incriminating testimony and different proof, and saying each stars joked about drugging and raping girls within the chatroom.
Jung confessed in March to filming himself having intercourse with 10 girls with out their consent, as a part of the most important scandal to hit the Ok-pop business, generally known as the Burning Solar scandal.
Yong Jun-hyung, one other Ok-pop star, left his band in March and acknowledged watching the movies. He then mentioned on Instagram: “I obtained a video from Jung and did have inappropriate conversations.”
Korea continues to grapple with spycam crimes, generally known as “molka,” for which over 5,500 individuals have been arrested final yr, secretly filming girls in faculties, bathrooms, and elsewhere, though it might probably additionally check with footage of consensual intercourse.
This comes simply days after the death of Goo Hara, a former member of lady group Kara, in an obvious suicide after she was blackmailed for “revenge porn.”