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K-Pop Crisis: singer Jung Joon-young admits sharing secretly filmed sex videos


Korean Pop is facing a sex scandal as popular singer Jung Joon-young has admitted to sharing secretly filmed sex videos.

Jung Joon-young, whose fame as a singer-songwriter led to him becoming a renowned radio DJ, host, actor and television personality, is the lead vocalist of the band Drug Restaurant who previously recorded under the name JJY Band.

Now though, the singer has ‘retired’ from the music industry after admitted to a series of sex crimes. “I admit to all my crimes,” said the 30-year-old Jung has revealed in a statement. “I filmed women without their consent and shared it in a chatroom, and while I was doing so I didn’t feel a great sense of guilt.”

“Most of all, I kneel down to apologise to the women who appear in the videos and all those who might be disappointed and upset at this shocking incident.”

Women’s rights activist, Bae Bok-ju, addressed the issue: “This case just shows that male K-Pop stars are no exception when it comes to being part of this very disturbing reality that exploits women,” she said while speaking to The Guardian.

The news of Joon-young’s admission comes at a time when K-Pop’s rise is hit with more disturbing news. Seungri, a member of K-Pop boy band Big Bang, also announced his decision to retire from the music industry after it was revealed he had been charged with ‘supplying prostitutes’.

Seungri could face a prison sentence of three years after a police raid on a Seoul nightclub which Seungri owns unearthed the crimes. “We booked Seungri and changed his status to that of a suspect in order to issue a search and seizure warrant and clear [him] of the suspicions,” a police spokesman said at a press conference.

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