Korean police have identified dozens of victims, including minors, linked to pay-to-view chat rooms operated on chat app Telegram, which distributed videos of middle school girls performing grotesque sexual acts and self harm. According to one newspaper report, one user even live-streamed himself raping a girl after luring her to a motel room. The story first came to light through a report in Korean newspaper Hankyoreh link in Korean last November. An ensuing Kookmin Ilbo report link in Korean in early March further detailing the horrific acts stoked a nationwide outcry.
Clean-cut K-pop embroiled in S. Korean sex scandal - France 24
With wholesome looks and increasingly global fanbases, K-pop has sold its stars as the ultimate squeaky clean pin-ups. But a burgeoning sex scandal in the industry shows how pervasive discrimination and abuse are in South Korean society, activists say. Jung, 30, admitted filming himself having sex and sharing the footage without his partners' consent, while Seungri -- real name Lee Seung-hyun -- is embroiled in a sex-for-investment criminal investigation. Both were members of the same chatroom where Jung and others shared illicit content of at least 10 women, according to broadcaster SBS. The South has been battling a growing epidemic of so-called "molka", or spycam videos -- mostly of women, secretly filmed by men.
Spycam videos, which involve men secretly filming women and sharing content, are growing epidemic in South Korea. A burgeoning K-pop sex scandal claimed a second scalp as a singer who rose to fame after coming second in one of South Korea's top talent shows admitted secretly filming himself having sex and sharing the footage. Jung Joon-young, 30, announced his immediate retirement from show business amid allegations he shot and shared sexual imagery without his partners' consent. Jung was one of three male artists in a group chat room where some members shared secretly filmed footage of a sexual nature of at least 10 women, according to local broadcaster SBS.
SEOUL, South Korea -- Several famous South Korean musicians were swept up in a sex scandal this week, prompting a few retirement announcements and shocking the country. Singer and television celebrity Jung Joon-young admitted on Wednesday to secretly filming and sharing sex videos with a chat group on a social media app. Jung Joon-young apologized to his victims and his fans in a public statement on Wednesday. In those conversations, he allegedly detailed his own drink driving incident from which was not previously known to the public.