House3
CLOSE
MENUCLOSE

K-Pop Star Jung Joon-Young Arrested For Alleged Involvement In Sex Scandal

Music
Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

He reportedly filmed 10 women performing "non-consenting sex acts"

DISCLAIMER: The following story contains mention of rape. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual harassment, turn to RAINN as a resource.

K-Pop singer Jung Joon-Young has been arrested in connection with a sex scandal taking over the K-Pop scene. Joon-Young allegedly recorded 10 women performing "non-consenting sex acts" and sent the footage to a group chat on messaging app Kakaotalk.

The scandal started with Big Bang's Lee Seung-Hyun (more widely known by stage name Seungri), who was booked and charged with "supplying prostitutes" to VIP clients of the Burning Sun nightclub, where he formerly served as the executive director.

Seungri was also a part of the group chat involving Joon-Young, where its members discussed "providing sex workers to investors and shared hidden video footage and photos of men sexually assaulting drugged and intoxicated women." In addition to them, three other K-Pop stars—F.T. Island's Choi Jong-Hoon, Highlight's Yong Jun-Hyung, and CNBlue's Lee Jong-Hyun—were reportedly in the chat as well. (The chat, according to reports, had around 10 people in total on it.)

Though the three other band members were only a part of the chat as far as we know at this time, Joon-Young allegedly shared the "explicit videos of at least 10 women engaging in sex acts who either were unaware or did not consent to being filmed" to it. In one text, he also apparently said, "Let's all get together online, hit the strip bar and rape them in the car."

Of the five, only Jong-Hyun has not left his respective K-Pop band. Prior to his arrest, Joon-Young apologized for his actions. "I am truly sorry," he said. "I admit to all charges against me. I bow my head in apology to the females who were victimized by my actions."

True
Photo by Andrew Cooper

Quentin Tarantino explained why he made these changes

In a new interview with Deadline, Quentin Tarantino talked about premiering his new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, at Cannes, what goes into his editing choices for the festival versus the theatrical release, and why Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, has so few lines in the movie.

Keep reading... Show less
True
FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB
Photo courtesy of Netflix.

It's based on a true story

Toni Collette and Merritt Wever are tracking down a rapist in Netflix's upcoming series, Unbelievable.

Keep reading... Show less
True
Photo courtesy of Neutrogena

Lights off

Neutrogena's Light Therapy Acne Mask and Activator—the one that's inspired many-a-selfie across the interwebs—is being recalled for potential eye damage. "Our decision to recall this product is being made out of an abundance of caution," Neutrogena shared in a recall statement on its website, adding that the product is still safe when used once a day, as directed. While the brand does acknowledge the potential damage to the eyes, Neutrogena insists that this is "rare, generally mild, and transient."

Keep reading... Show less
True
Asset 7
MORE in VIDEO
Photo courtesy of Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros.

Because Pennywise, of course

Warner Bros. Pictures just dropped the final trailer for It Chapter Two, and it's very bloody. Though it takes place decades after the events of the 2017 film, that doesn't mean that the "Losers" are free of Pennywise's horrors.

Keep reading... Show less
True
Photo via Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock, @meneghin_biagio Twitter

Was it worth it to see how you'd age?

If you've been on social media lately, you'll know that the latest craze is using an app called FaceApp to see what you'd look like as an old person. And, while the photos are pretty funny, they do come with the cost of your own privacy. FaceApp now has the access to names and photos of over 150 million people, according to Forbes, and it can pretty much do anything with this information.

Keep reading... Show less
True