Sex crimes in showbiz industry jolt society
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At least 11 singing aspirants were forced to have sex with singers of an entertainment agency in southern Seoul. But the actual number of victims could be much more with the Gangnam Police Station refusing to disclose details of the case.
The agency involved in the forced sex is Open World Entertainment, which a 51-year-old Chang has operated since December 2007 in Cheongdam-dong, after working as an entertainment planner for about five years.
The agency announced an apology for the incident last Tuesday after it became public. At first, the police station even rejected to identify the agency on grounds that the victims should be protected.
Female singing aspirants in their teens and 20s had continued to knock at the door of the agency to realize their dream of becoming girl group members before the sex crimes were revealed, sources close to the agency said.
Chang, the former boss of a criminal gang and owner of a nightclub, had managed all the processes in person from screening to training the aspirants, many of whom were forced to have sex with actors and singers belonging to the agency.
Despite this, no victims dared to report the forced sex to the police as Chang reportedly threatened them, saying, “There is no one in the entertainment community whom I don’t know”.
He is reported to have been a mastermind of the dispute erupted between girl group Kara and its agency, DSP Media, over “unfavorable” contract terms last year.
After the incident, he became more influential in the entertainment industry, the sources said.
At first, the case was regarded as a “bad practice” in the showbiz industry when it was revealed. However, after it became known that two male members of a K-pop group represented by the company were forced to rape the girls, all society was shocked.
On the Internet, the idol group Boss and Jun Jin have been circulated as suspects in the sex crimes.
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The Corea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA) recently shared their stance on Park Shi Hoo‘s return to the industry. On March 5, CEMA stated, “We want to express our stance on the matters regarding Park Shi Hoo in an ethical sense for the rightful growth of Korea’s enertainment industry. Park Shi Hoo is someone who has raised a societal concern and public criticism not too long ago...
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On February 10th, the LA Korean Society (Korean American Federation of Los Angeles) and KBS America held a press conference at the Korean Meeting Hall with local media outlets.During the conference, they announced that they were preparing for a free K-Pop concert in celebration of the 111 years since Koreans began immigrating into North America.This open concert will be held at the ‘LA Memorial Coliseum‘ with a total of 93,000 seats on April 12 for 3 hours starting at 5 PM...
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C-Clown’s T.K is a senior in the Korean entertainment industry C-Clown member T.K has been in the Korean entertainment industry for quite a while now. Since he was in 3rd grade of elementary school, he was debuted as a child actor in which he appeared in several commercials, musicals and dramas, alongside Yeo Jingu and Kim Yoojung, who are now good friends of his. However due to fierce competition and skilled actors such as Yeo Jingu and Kim Yoojung, he gave up his dream of acting and thus auditioned for Cube Entertainment...