Singer Jung Joon Young’s agency – C9 Entertainment – clarifies an earlier news report that the singer was involved as a suspect in a sexual assault case.
Local news media Sports Seoul reported on September 23 that Jung Joon Young was being investigated by the Seongdong District police after being accused by female “A” for a sex crime. According to Sports Seoul, the police had questioned “A” and the singer and was looking at forwarding the case to the prosecutor.
In response to the report, C9 Entertainment clarified in an official statement that while it is true that a female had submitted charges against Jung Joon Young, the charges were immediately canceled and during the investigation period, the truth was revealed and the case closed. The agency stated that the non-celebrity female impulsively submitted charges after a “small misunderstanding” with the singer.
The agency further revealed that the case is expected to be wrapped up by the prosecution after the office found no reason to further investigate Jung Joon Young. The case had been forwarded to the prosecution in the first place after the police were done due to the nature of the accusation.
C9 expressed that it is deeply regretful that the news source that reported the case didn’t find out the exact details and reported it with provocative words such as “sexual assault.” It asked the media to show restraint in publishing speculative reports about this case.
In interviews apart from the official statement, a representative from C9 stated that Jung Joon Young is still friendly with “A” and they even ate clam together last week. The rep said that they two went out briefly in the past.