A reporter has made the claim that Roy Kim was wrongly accused of his involvement in the group chatroom involving Jung Joon Young, Choi Jong Hoon, and more.
During the February 24 episode of Channel A show “Rumor Has It” (tentative title), an entertainment news reporter stated, “Of celebrities who are reflecting on their actions, there are those who have done wrong, but there are also those who are in unfortunate situations.” The reporter stated, “I believe Roy Kim is one of those celebrities. He was investigated for spreading pornographic material. This is something that has never been reported in the media, but Roy Kim was part of a fishing chatroom with Jung Joon Young and Choi Joong Hoon. Where they really just talked about catching fish.”
She went on to state, “There was an instance of a photoshopped pornographic image of a celebrity being shared in the chatroom. Roy Kim took a screenshot of a blog image and posted it saying, ‘This is not that person,’ and that is what he was charged for. So Roy Kim had posted the photo, not for others to see, but to state that it was a photoshopped image, and that is what got him charged for spreading pornographic material.”
The reporter continued to add, “Though he was not penalized at the time, just the fact that he was investigated caused severe damage to his image. So he’s unable to be active as a singer till now, and I just wanted to make sure this story was told.”( Collapse )( Collapse )
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, @ongniel616tl;dr: Roy Kim admitted to sharing illegal pictures during the Burning Sons scandal, but gave no further explanation. Now -10 months later-, a reporter says that he wasn't part of the molka group chats and that Roy Kim actually used the explicit pic to clear rumors about a female star in a fishing group chat with JJY&CJH. His agency and Roy Kim later confirmed the story.