K-pop star arrested for filming, sharing sex scandal

K-pop star arrested for filming, sharing sex scandal

Jung Joon-young, a K-pop star has been detained, hours after he made an apology for filming and distributing illicit sex videos.

The singer-songwriter last week self-confessed to filming himself having sex and sharing the footage without his partners’ consent in a scandal that has rocked South Korea’s entertainment industry.

Videos were of at least 10 women were shared through mobile chat rooms in 2015 with recipients including fellow K-pop star Seungri of BIGBANG.

The Seoul Central District Court dispensed the arrest warrant late Thursday, hours after Jung went to a hearing and apologized for committing “unforgivable crimes,” a news agency reported.

“I am sorry. I made a big and inexcusable mistake, and I admit my guilt,” he added, “I will live my days repenting for the sins.”

Afterwards, the 30-year-old was led away in cuffs and walked over to a police station to await the court’s decision on the warrant.

Jung proclaimed his retirement from the entertainment industry the previous week and two other male singers have also quit after admitting they watched the illicit videos.

South Korea has been engaging a growing epidemic of so-called “molka,” or spycam videos—mostly of women, secretly filmed by men in schools, toilets and offices.

“Revenge porn” are videos taken of sexual relations without the partner’s consent and are believed to be equally widespread.

Thousands of women protested in Seoul last year on several occasions against the videos as part of the country’s growing #MeToo movement

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