clearn.png
Monday July 13th, 2020 4:16AM

2 K-pop stars get prison terms for sexual crimes

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday found two K-pop stars guilty of illicit sexual relations with a woman who was unable to resist and sentenced them to up to six years in prison.

The Seoul Central District Court said singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young received a six-year prison term and former boy band member Choi Jong-hoon a five-year term.

The court said in a statement that they were convicted of committing “special quasi-raping,” which it said means multiple people collaborating to have illicit sextual intercourse with a person who was unconscious or unable to resist.

Jung was additionally convicted of filming sex videos of women against their will and sharing them with friends in a group chat.

The two men were also ordered to undergo 80 hours of sex offender treatment programs.

They have one week to appeal, according to the court.

Their scandals roiled South Korea’s entertainment industry earlier this year when the investigation began.

South Korean pop songs, TV dramas and films are hugely popular in Asia and beyond, but the country’s entertainment world has in recent years suffered a series of sexual scandals that revealed its dark side.

Male stars have faced allegations of sexual assault and abuse and reports have been made that female entertainers and trainees have been forced to provide sexual services to men in power.

On Sunday, K-pop musician and actress Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul. Before her death, she suffered cyberbullying after she was engaged in a public dispute with her former boyfriend, who she said threatened to disclose a sex video of her.

Last month, another K-pop star, Sulli, was discovered dead at her home. She had spoken against the online backlash she received over her lifestyle.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Online Recordings News, APOnline Celebrity News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Australia fire survivors join global climate protests
People affected by dramatic wildfires in Australia have joined young environmental activists to protest the government’s stance on climate change
3:23AM ( 10 minutes ago )
2 K-pop stars get prison terms for sexual crimes
South Korean court sentences two K-pop stars over sexual crimes
3:14AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Search in Albania quake reduced, death toll at 49
The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake is winding down, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres
2:58AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Aliu calls Flames coach's apology 'misleading, insincere’
Nigerian-born former NHL player Akim Aliu says Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters’ statement acknowledging that he used offensive language is ‘misleading, insincere and concerning’
5:41PM ( 9 hours ago )
Dutch prosecutors charge isolated farm father with sex abuse
Dutch prosecutors say a father who is accused of holding six of his children against their will on an isolated farm for nine years is now also suspected of sexually abusing two of his other children
11:25AM ( 16 hours ago )
Still uncertain if NYC Thanksgiving parade balloons will fly
New York City officials say a decision about the giant balloons at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be made right before the celebration starts
7:59AM ( 19 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
Singer Goo Hara’s death shines light on dark side of K-pop
The death of South Korean singer Goo Hara has shone a spotlight on pressures that stars, especially females, face in the cutthroat K-pop industry and in deeply conservative South Korean society
5:35AM ( 1 day ago )
Sam Hunt: Sorry for driving drunk after Tennessee show
Country singer Sam Hunt has apologized for drinking and driving last week
9:12AM ( 2 days ago )
Gelb’s contract as Met Opera head extended through 2026-27
Peter Gelb is set to become the Metropolitan Opera's third-longest tenured general manager after receiving a five-year contract through the 2026-27 season
7:28PM ( 3 days ago )
AP Online Recordings News
Mourinho, ball boy inspire Spurs comeback in Champs League
Tottenham came from two goals down in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge to beat Olympiakos 4-2 and advance from the Champions League group stage
6:34PM ( 2 days ago )
Melania Trump defends rights of Baltimore teens to boo her
Melania Trump is defending the rights of teenagers who booed her as she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.”
4:51PM ( 2 days ago )
NHL investigates allegations Flames coach used racial slurs
The NHL investigating allegations of Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters directing racial slurs toward Akim Aliu, which the Nigerian-born player says happened a decade while the two were in the minors
12:01PM ( 2 days ago )
APOnline Celebrity News
Australia fire survivors join global climate protests
People affected by dramatic wildfires in Australia have joined young environmental activists to protest the government’s stance on climate change
3:23AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Search in Albania quake reduced, death toll at 49
The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake is winding down, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres
2:58AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Mannion’s layup gives No. 14 Arizona 93-91 win vs Pepperdine
Nico Mannion’s fast-break layup with 4 seconds remaining gave No. 14 Arizona a 93-91 victory over Pepperdine at the Wooden Legacy
2:53AM ( 40 minutes ago )
The Latest: Trump, in Afghanistan, says Taliban wants deal
Trump, visiting Afghanistan, says Taliban wants to make a deal
2:43AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed
Asian shares slide on weak Japan, Korea data; US markets closed
2:42AM ( 52 minutes ago )