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K-pop star quits over secret sex videos

14 March 2019

The management agency of K-pop band BIGBANG on Wednesday ended its contract with Seungri, a scandal-ridden star who is under probe for allegedly arranging sexual services for potential investors.

The criminal allegation also led to the shocking revelation that singer Jung Joon-young shared videos of him having sex with women on a mobile group chat room that included Seungri.

"I filmed women without their consent and shared it in a chatroom, and while I was doing so I didn't feel a great sense of guilt", said Jung in the statement released late on Tuesday.

Jung admitted to the allegations and vowed to halt all activities in show business. According to the Seoul Police, Jung joon Young who is now in his 30s, has been suspected of violating the sexual violence laws in Korea which prohibit the non - consensual filming as well as sharing of intimate videos.

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South Korean singer Jung Joon-Young is pictured attending the 3rd Gaon chart K-Pop Awards in Seoul.

Seungri, who was the youngest member of pop group Big Bang and recently fronted a Korean reality show, YG Future Strategy Office, is facing charges for soliciting prostitution.

Jung, who is accused of taping 10 or more women, is due to be questioned by Seoul Metropolitan Police on Thursday.

Seungri, a member of popular boy group BIGBANG, appears at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on February 27, 2019, for questioning.

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The 29-year-old is also linked to a police investigation into Burning Sun, a nightclub where he was a public relations director, where staff are alleged to have filmed women with hidden cameras and used alcohol and drugs to sexually assault them. The singer also announced that he will be withdrawing himself entirely from the entertainment scene and that he repents his unlawful act for the rest of his life.

After Seungri announced his retirement on March 12, YG Entertainment has honoured Seungri's request to terminate his exclusive contract.

South Korea has been battling a growing epidemic of so-called "molka" - spycam videos which largely involve men secretly filming women and sharing the illicit content with others.

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K-pop star quits over secret sex videos