K-pop star Jung Joon-young quits over sex tape scandal

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Jung's scandal flared while police were investigating his friend, K-pop star and entrepreneur Seungri, over an allegation that he attempted to provide prostitutes to his business investors.

Popular K pop singer Jung Joon Young has admitted that he had allegedly filmed and shared some intimate videos of women without their consent.

Kaori Kuwabara, a 52-year-old Japanese fan of BIGBANG said YG Entertainment should explain. He has officially been named a suspect by the Seoul police and is now undergoing investigation. The news of Jung Joon Young's admission to the misconduct came as a shock after the news of another K pop singer Lee Seung Hyun aka Seungri emerged where he had been accused of offering sexual services at nightclubs.

"In the past month, I have been criticized and hated by the people, and now all the domestic investigative agencies are investigating me". "I'm sorry. I'm sorry".

Singer Jung Joon-young, 30, announced Tuesday that he's retiring from showbusiness amid the accusations that he shot and shared the illicit footage with others without his partner's consent, the AFP reported. He apologized to the victims and to those he disappointed and angered. The latter was reportedly a member of Jung's group chat.

He also said that he had been branded as a "national traitor", and added that he "cannot stand the fact that I'm harming others for my own sake". Police said there were several Kakao Talk chatrooms involved but didn't elaborate.

The allegations against the boyish stars who epitomize an industry that has put South Korean pop culture on the global stage has triggered a blame game with accusations the business has neglected young stars' morality in the lust for fame and fortune.

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But now that a third head has rolled, the question on every K-pop fan's lips is: Whose scalp will the scandal claim next? Some suicides have occurred among celebrities in the industry.

Seungri has been engaged in diverse business ventures, including a ramen franchise and a dance academy, and enjoyed displaying his lavish lifestyle.

South Korea has been fighting an epidemic of "spy cam porn" in recent years.

It is unclear if the charges will have any effect on Seungri's upcoming military enlistment, which is scheduled to begin on Mar 25.

By law, the ongoing police investigation can not prevent Seungri from joining the army unless he's formally arrested before March 25 or voluntarily requests a delay of his enlistment.

"I will faithfully cooperate with an investigation by police that will start on Thursday and I will readily accept whatever punishment is in store for me".

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