K-pop sex-video scandal ensnares another artist

Singer Roy Kim is the latest K-pop artist to be questioned over the K-pop scandal, which saw artist Jung Joon-young reportedly sharing videos of women in sex acts, with his fellow celebrities.
Singer Roy Kim is the latest K-pop artist to be questioned over the K-pop scandal, which saw artist Jung Joon-young reportedly sharing videos of women in sex acts, with his fellow celebrities.PHOTO: ROYKIMMUSIC/INSTAGRAM

SEOUL - The K-pop scandal has put another artist in hot water.

Singer Roy Kim, 25, will return to South Korea as soon as possible to undergo police questioning over an allegation that he was among artistes whom singer Jung Joon-young, 30, reportedly shared videos of women in sex acts with.

On Thursday (April 4), the police booked Kim for distributing illegal photographs via chatrooms.

"Roy Kim is currently studying in the United States but (he is) in the process of arranging a schedule to come back to be questioned at the earliest time possible," Yonhap cited his agency Stone Music Entertainment as saying.

Kim and Jung - who is under arrest for filming, and sharing, illicit videos - took part in an idol show called Superstar K in 2012.

According to the allkpop portal, Kim's father, Professor Kim Hong-taek, has apologised to his students at Hongik University over the matter.

Meanwhile, Kangin, 34, a member of boyband Super Junior, has revealed that he was part of the chatroom used by Jung to distribute videos.

But his agency stated that he had no knowledge of any illicit behaviour committed by chatroom members.