Yoo Jae Suk denies alleged sexual assaults by Ga Se Yeon “It’s not me, I hope there aren’t any more innocent victims”.
On December 18, the YouTube Channel Garo Sero Institute revealed an interview with a woman who used to work at an adult entertainment establishment. The woman claimed that she had been sexually harassed by a celebrity who appeared on MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” at the time.
Garo Sero Institute is the YouTube channel that previously revealed the allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Kim Gun Mo.
Former entertainment reporter Kim Yong Ho, one of the show’s hosts, added, “This celebrity is very famous and is known for staying on the straight and narrow. He has a close relationship with Kim Gun Mo.”
Following the broadcast, netizens began speculating who the celebrity was based on the hint that he had appeared on “Infinite Challenge.” Phrases like “Infinite Challenge” and “Yoo Jae Suk” rose on the realtime search rankings of portal sites.
On December 19, Yoo Jae Suk held a press conference for his first concert as the trot singer Yoo San Seul.
Addressing the speculations, he said, “[My name] rose on the realtime search rankings, and a lot of people asked me if I was the person in question. I was very taken aback. Of course, it’s not me, and just mentioning this will bring about unnecessary misunderstandings. Because [I’m sitting here in front of you], I’ll talk about it. I always say this, but I’m doing this in the hope that there won’t be any innocent victims.”
1. [+13490, -369] They’re really doing a lot of things to get subscribers and views. Are they truly trying to reveal the sex crimes?
2. [+11404, -259] Let’s wait for the ruling on Kim Gun Mo. But Yoo Jae Suk is famous for not drinking one cup of alcohol. What kind of adult entertainment? It’s problematic to taint someone’s name by making him rise on real time search rankings. Can we really trust Yong Seok?
3. [+8552, -164] This is so frustrating as a fan ㅠㅠ
4. [+4554, -131] Yoo Jae Suk-nim, I always support you.
5. [+2279, -100] All right, the only thing left is to sue.
6. [+1637, -22] I didn’t even doubt him once… Does he have to deny this rumor by himself like this?… It’s just sad that this dirty and nasty rumor got into his ears…ㅠㅠ
7. [+1316, -26] 1.He has a close relationship with Kim Gun Mo (Yoo Jae Suk has no close relationship with Kim Gun Mo at all). 2. An acquaintance of Kang Yong Suk (Yoo Jae Suk has no close relationship with him at all.) 3. “Infinite Challenge” doesn’t mean that he’s a fixed member (this could be anyone. There are lots of celebrities that made one-time appearance there). 4. Celebrity with good image (his image is not just good, it’s always been clean). 5. Drank alcohol (Yoo Jae Suk doesn’t even drink beer let alone hard liquor).
8. [+1104, -19] I never believed it. Yoo Jae Suk, we cheer for you.
9. [+1057, -43] Don’t touch Yoo-nim.
Sources: knetizen, naver