Two entertainment figures arrested in connection with prostitution ring
A series of arrests have been made in Seoul, revealing alleged ties between the entertainment industry and prostitution. The arrested include a series of entertainment label figures, celebrities, solicitors, and brokers allegedly involved in a sex ring. All K Pop‘s March 4 article on the arrests sheds light on what could be one of the most troubling entertainment industry incidents in years.
Per All K Pop‘s report,
On March 4, Seoul Police Department’s International Crime Investigation unit arrested an entertainment label director (Mr.Kang) and staff member (Mr. Park) for instigating illegal prostitution of female celebrities.
The investigators have also pressed charges on 4 alleged female prostitutes, 2 prostitution buyers (johns), and 3 brokers who worked under Mr. Kang.
Mr. Kang and Mr. Park have been charged with instigating the prostitution of a famous female celebrity identified as B (29 years old) and three other females by receiving 13,000,000 – 35,000,000 KR₩ (approximately $10,848 – $29,208) per session from a wealthy businessman A (45 years old) for a total of three sessions at a hotel in Los Angeles.
The investigators reported that female celebrity B was “a celebrity anyone would immediately know if her name was mentioned”, and that the other 3 females were celebrity hopefuls or minor actresses.
Further details are to follow.