5:04 pm - 03/20/2013

Managers threatening actor engaging in homosexual acts / Celebrities providing sexual services

A manager who threatened his actor with videos he took of the actor engaging in homosexual acts was indicted by prosecution.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors′ Office revealed on March 20 that it had booked manager Mr. Gu, as well as another manager Mr. Baek, for blackmailing an actor into paying 4 million won using the videos.

The managers were in charge of guarding the actor and driving him around, and so lived with the actor at his home. When the actor continued to engage in sexual contact with Baek, the two purchased a pen camera through the internet and filmed the actor while he was engaging in homosexual acts in August 2010.

The two then sent a CD containing the videos to the actor′s parents, saying that they would turn over the original files in exchange for 500 million won.

Following the threat, the actor sent Gu 4 million won, but they did not stop and continued to threaten him, sending over 45 text messages.


Two managers indicted for filming an actor in a 'gay acts' and using it as blackmail

Actor Park's manager 'Goo' (30) installed a pen sized camera and hid it in A's home and used his second manager 'Baek' (28) to go in and seduce him into gay acts. Other parts of his private life were also recorded. The managers then sent the recording to his parents and threatened him by saying that they will release it to the public if he doesn't give them $500,000 USD.

The actor gave them $4,000 USD before eventually reporting it to the police after he was bombarded with 45 texts of threat for more.

1. [+262, -3] Such horrible people... How could you send that to his parents?

2. [+219, -4] Even if people know who it is, I wish they would just stay silent. He'd be upset if people found out his name.

3. [+205, -2] Crazy... How could you send that to his parents and then threaten him with it? Such ba$tards..

4. [+76, -1] Journalists usually use A, B, C instead of names so why are they revealing the last names this time? He's already going through enough with this entire ordeal, he's going to be even more traumatized once his name gets out. Netizens, even if you're curious, don't search for it.

5. [+56, -2] Wow... Imagine being betrayed by not only your manager, but someone you had feelings for... on top of being outed against your will... Sending that video to his parents? I can't even imagine doing such acts like that as a human being...

6. [+40, -2] They're horrible ㅡㅡ It's not like they're all strangers, that manager lived with him in his own home... He then finds his weakness and uses it as blackmail against him? What a dirty life they live...


Article: Manager, films famous celebrity engaged in gay activities... what in the world!

1. [+300, -33] (TN: unrelated)

2. [+241, -8] So if 'Baek' is an accomplice, then that means he's not really gay, he just pretended to be gay to use him and take his money... That celebrity was betrayed by his manager and fooled by Baek... I can't imagine anything worse than that ㅠㅠ

3. [+78, -3] Stop trying to find out who the victim is. He's a victim. We have no right to reveal who he is, especially with what he's going through. I don't care if you find out the managers but protect the victim.

SBS E! via Nate | MBN TV via Nate | Netizenbuzz

Article: Witness says "There were celebrities".... Sexual services provided to high-ranking officials

A number of high-ranking officials in public service, banking/finance, medicine, etc were reported to have received sexual services from models, actresses, and other celebrities. Video recordings were found, which police are investigating.

1. [+603, -10] If police are included in that list of 'high-ranking officials', then investigations will end here.

2. [+432, -10] The taste of money

3. [+438, -47] Most of the celebrities who have been on hiatus and suddenly come out with a sexy pictorial are the types to participate in this sort of stuff....!

4. [+84, -4] Nothing shocking about this... Celebrities came out of gisaengs anyway.

5. [+76, -0] You'd think it'd only be female celebrities but there are more males as well who do this stuff

6. [+67, -1] The funny thing is that everyone calls the celebrity industry dirty but they always think that their own favorite celebrity would never do something like this ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+54, -1] Celebrities are just glorified prostitutes

8. [+45, -1] Not all that surprising

9. [+43, -2] So many Jang Ja Yeons in our country and not one person paying the consequences...

10. [+41, -1] So leaders of this country are using their money and power to basically run a sex trade... I doubt they'll investigate this thoroughly.

11. [+37, -2] The industry has always been dirty. Officials of broadcasting channels are all connected to high ranking officials. That official can say one thing and completely end a celebrity's career. How could they not go to these events?

12. [+33, -4] The idol singers that kids are so crazed over all have to make their rounds with adults like these before they can have a debut stage or a comeback stage. And yet the kids don't know a thing and run around calling them goddesses. The officials must be so happy considering that girl groups these days are just hordes of skinny, pretty young girls. They can have their pick.

13. [+29, -1] I can hear the Netizen CSI getting busy

14. [+27, -1] I've been noticing so many celebrities getting that extra push that they wouldn't otherwise have... So were they all a part of that event then?

15. [+26, -5] I doubt the MOGEF will do anything about it

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Mods I looked but I couldn't find a translation for this one..
pikapika217 21st-Mar-2013 03:00 am (UTC)

narimyeon 21st-Mar-2013 03:01 am (UTC)
Is it bad that I can't wait for netizens to spill the tea on this?
sub_divided 21st-Mar-2013 03:07 am (UTC)
It's possible that not all these acts - I mean between the celebrities and the politicians - were coerced, but there's so much coercion in the industry that probably a lot of them were...
fairyfay30 21st-Mar-2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Wow, that's horrible. If the actor actually had feelings for Baek, then that would totally suck. And you'd think you'd be able to trust your manager...
earthequality 21st-Mar-2013 03:15 am (UTC)
That second article. I have some k-friends that told me about certain celebrities (and sasaengs with photos), honestly, I hope they're helped but quietly because if even their company got out, that would be some shit foreal. Though that's highly unlikely because of corruption and they would have to do nearly a complete overhaul, imo.
kittycurious 21st-Mar-2013 03:36 am (UTC)
"6. [+67, -1] The funny thing is that everyone calls the celebrity industry dirty but they always think that their own favorite celebrity would never do something like this ㅋㅋㅋ"

This is my friend right here. He hears about the sexual acts pop groups are forced to do to get ahead and then goes and insists that his favs (SNSD, Wonder Girls, etc.) are too pure and good to do such a thing. That their companies have so much power they wouldn't have to do that. Nu-uh, dude, that's probably how all the super popular/famous groups got the start they did.

Edited at 2013-03-21 03:37 am (UTC)
chibiyunie 21st-Mar-2013 06:54 am (UTC)
While I also think that some people/idols/idol groups might have participated in sexual acts to get higher up I think it is a bit reaching to assume that every big and popular act got their start that way.

Edited at 2013-03-21 06:54 am (UTC)
kittycurious 22nd-Mar-2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
But if you think about that's how idol groups/companies win favor with the people who put them on shows, it's not actually all that reaching to assume a good majority of the most popular groups now are being pushed the way they are because of these reasons.
Think about it, the sexual acts are done to ensure a spot on tv shows or music channels. They're done to ensure they get ahead. People assume the big companies don't do this because they have so much power, but chances are the big companies are engaged in this activity just as much as the smaller ones.
I would be more surprised if the most popular idol groups now DIDN'T have to engage in these activities to get the start they did. Especially female idol groups, as I see them as being targeted by the (presumably)men who force their idols to do these things to get ahead.
asnindie 21st-Mar-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
I really despise people like that. So it's okay to judge and talk trash about people, until your bias is involved. And noone is too good and pure, some people are lucky and other have no support network or help and are forced, or sometimes are willing to be exploited by assholes in power.
kittycurious 22nd-Mar-2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly! Some people get lucky and never have to get involved in activities like this, but chances are they know someone who does. I could even see only a few members of a group being targeted, and even if those people weren't willing, what would they do if they were told that the success of their group depends on them?
I could see a lot of people then choosing to "take it for the team" because then it's not just their dream getting ruined if they don't do it, but their fellow members.
rylee900 23rd-Mar-2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
I hate that...in the vast majority of these cases people are coerced into it anyway, which makes them a victim in my eyes, especially considering how young most groups are when they get popular. It's upsetting to think about it happening (not just to your faves, but to anyone) but to deny it is really stupid.
asnindie 21st-Mar-2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Surprised by how mature and sympathetic Netizens are, this is not usual.
annhh 21st-Mar-2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
wow those soulless fuckers who blackmail

and I'm just saddened by the situation they could all end (sex-services). I mean ew gross, and how bad is the state of mind of some girls because in no way that is mentally healthy. if money is the issue, they can get a job outside entertainment.. instead of selling themselves. (all reminds me of The Client List)
obeytheempress 23rd-Mar-2013 11:19 am (UTC)
I remember a while back there was a blind item of sorts posted here about "salons" that idol groups who went on hiatus were forced to work in. I wonder if that's true and if it's part of this.
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