After reports of a former girl group member being sued for not paying back her gambling debt of 600 million won (approximately $530,000), S.E.S.’s Shoo admitted that she was the celebrity in question, while Eugene firmly denied it.
On August 3, Eugene’s agency C9 Entertainment stated, “There have been continuous inquiries towards Eugene herself and the company since the morning. Currently, Eugene, who is pregnant in her full-term, is very shocked. It is not true. Eugene does not play any games in general.”
With only a month remaining in her pregnancy and in need of rest, Eugene asked her agency to take strong action against these baseless rumors.
Although Shoo’s agency stated on the same day that Shoo was not the celebrity as well, she later confirmed her involvement.
She stated, “I decided to reveal myself as the person in question after seeing Eugene’s name appear on the real-time search results and her gain suspicion. Regardless of the reason, I deeply apologize for causing such an uproar.”
She further stated, “I’m deeply apologetic towards those who love and care for me. There were reports that denied that I was the one being sued, but I never denied those reports myself, nor did those close to me. I think there was a communication error.”
She revealed that she had gone to a casino with some acquaintances without knowing much about gambling to satisfy her curiosity, but ended up falling deep into it. She said, “In this situation where I didn’t know much about the rules of gambling, I lost a lot of money and came to fall under tremendous debt. In this situation, there was the repetition of this vicious cycle.”
Shoo continued, “It is true that I have run into a debt of 600 million won (approximately $530,000), but it is not true that I borrowed all that money to gamble it off. It also includes money I borrowed for some other unavoidable reasons. I’m now aware of how scary gambling can be. I will repay the borrowed money and not cause such a stir again.”
Source: @soompi, Nate, edaily via soompi