Song Hye Kyo and her mother were revealed to have been blackmailed and threatened by someone she had worked with.
In a recent episode of Channel As celebrity investigation show, Poongmon Show, it was revealed that Song Hye Kyos mother had received a letter in January 2005, blackmailing her for ₩250 million KRW (approximately $223,507 USD).
The letter claimed that the blackmailer had prepared large vats of hydrochloric acid and hallucinogens to pour on their bodies if they didnt send him the money.
If you dont send me 250 million KRW, then Ill pour acid on you and Song Hye Kyos body.
If you dont want to see your daughters body rotting and melting for the rest of your life, then you should really think about it.
Ive already prepared large amounts of hydrochloric acid and hallucinogens.
Upon receiving the letter, Song Hye Kyos mother immediately moved Song Hye Kyo from her house to a different location and reported it to the police.
Following a police investigation, it was discovered that the blackmailer was her previous manager – whom she lived with for three years.
According to police reports, Song Hye Kyos mother wailed uncontrollably upon finding out who the blackmailer was.
Song Hye Kyos mother initially believed that someone who had asked her family for financial help may have been the culprit.
Upon finding out it was her daughters own manager, her mother refused to believe it and claimed, Thats just not possible. I dont believe it.
The panel members also couldnt hide their shock, especially because actors and actresses usually consider their manager as family and often spend all of their time with them.
Despite the previous managers threats and blackmail, Song Hye Kyos mother expressed that she didnt want to press charges because she believed he would never have done such a thing.
Song Hye Kyos mother didnt press charges.
According to sources, Song Hye Kyos previous manager was let go from the agency for not reporting the commission he earned from her photo shoots and spending it randomly.
After he was laid off, he struggled financially and moved around, sleeping at various Korean jjimjilbangs (public baths).
During his struggles, he claims he thought of Song Hye Kyo and how well she was doing and resorted to blackmailing and threatening her and her family for money.
Watch the segment below.