Korean celebrity singer suspected of sharing sex videos with Bigbang star Seungri
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
South Korean police have launched a new investigation into allegations that a former talent show contestant illegally filmed sex tapes and shared the videos with several others, including Bigbang member Seungri, in a mobile chat room.
Jung Joon Young, a singer, songwriter and TV celebrity, best known for his part in KBS' variety show "2 Days & 1 Night," is under investigation over suspicions that he uploaded his own sex videos in a KakaoTalk group chat with his fellow entertainers, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, Yonhap reports.
Jung, 30, is believed to have recorded the videos without the consent of the women he slept with and did so with at least 10 women, the police said.
Police will call in Jung for questioning over the allegations. Jung is currently overseas for shooting.
Jung will cancel his schedule and return home to "fully cooperate with the investigation," his agency said in a release today.
The allegations come amid a widening police probe into Seungri, who is accused of providing escort services to his potential business partners for lobbying. Police have searched Club Arena, a nightclub in the posh Gangnam district, to collect evidence related to the alleged crime.
Seungri said yesterday he was retiring from the entertainment industry.
Police are also looking into possible illegal video content being shared on Seungri's other chat rooms, they said.