A new report revealed police have found 23 chatrooms so far
29 Mar 2019 - 12:29 PM  UPDATED 29 Mar 2019 - 12:29 PM

Korean news outlet Newsdesk reported on March 28 that Jung Joon Young's group chatrooms and one-on-one messages included at least 16 people, of whom eight are alleged to be singers.

According to the report, the chatrooms contained conversations speaking negatively of women and discussing the possibility of blackmailing women with hidden camera footage.

The report stated that chatroom members included Jung Joon Young, Seungri, Choi Jong Hoon and Yong Jun Hyung, with a further four singers currently remaining unnamed. Other people in the chatroom included a model, CEO Mr. Yoo, two Burning Sun promoters, and a friend of Jung Joon Young.

Police have found that after videos were shared in these groups, the men would brag. In one case, Seungri's business acquaintance Mr.Kim filmed a woman in a sexual act without her knowledge, claiming the woman owed him a debt. In the chat he uploaded the video and said: "Should I release this video if she doesn't pay up?".

Other discoveries from police related to Jung Joon Young's actions specifically. They have found he filmed women in hotels, his apartment, restaurants, an adult entertainment establishment and in an airplane. Most of the videos were less than 10 seconds long and were taken without consent. 

Yonhap News confirmed there are at least 23 chatrooms in existence where illegal footage was shared by Jung Joon Young, Seungri, Choi Jong Hoon and more. The aforementioned, along with four others, are known to have uploaded photos or videos.

The police explained that some of the participants of the chatrooms haven't been booked, saying: "They are not booked for just simply looking at [photos or videos]".



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