Jung Joon Young has written a letter of apology in which he has admitted to illegal hidden camera recordings of women he slept with, as well as sharing the footage with friends in a chatroom.
On March 13, he wrote:
"I write to you in shame and guilt.
I, Jung Joon Young, once again realised the seriousness of this situation after returning to Korea on March 12. Although it’s already late, I apologise through this letter to all the people who showed an interest in me and gave me a second chance.
In regards to what is being said in relation to me, I admit to all my crimes. I filmed women without their consent and shared it in a social media chatroom, and while I did so I didn’t feel a great sense of guilt.
As a public figure, it was an unethical act worthy of criticism, and such a thoughtless action.
More than anything, I kneel and apologise to the women who appear in the videos who have learned of this hideous truth as the incident has come to light, and to the many people who must be angry at the situation over which they cannot contain their disappointment and astonishment.
I am withdrawing from all the programs that I was appearing on, and I will suspend all activities in the entertainment industry. I will now set down all my activities as a public figure that are not self-reflection, and I will reflect for the rest of my life on my immoral and illegal actions related to the crimes.
More than anyone else, I apologize to the women who have experienced great suffering due to my actions, to the many people who must feel anger even more so than disappointment, and to the many people who made me into a public figure and cherished me.
I will sincerely take part without any falsehoods in the investigations that will begin on the morning of March 14, and I will accept punishment for my actions.
I once again deeply apologise. I am sorry." (Source)
The chatroom in which Jung Joon Young shared the footage allegedly also includes BIGBANG's Seungri and another male singer, CEO Yoo of Yuri Holdings, two regular citizens, and an acquaintance of Seungri’s who helped him run his restaurant business and also worked at Club Arena. Others in the chatroom also shared illegal hidden camera footage.
Jung Joon Young has been booked along with others by the police on his return to Korea on March 12. He has been removed from three television programs he was currently starring in.
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