On September 4, actress—not model—Lee Ji Yeon’s management agency, MGB Entertainment, expressed their distress after the revelation of Lee Byung Hun’s blackmail scandal. After it had been revealed that one of the two blackmailers arrested for the blackmail of Lee Byung Hun is a model named Lee Ji Yeon, many media sources seemed to have confused her with MGB’s actress Lee Ji Yeon. In an official statement, they claimed, “There are several instances where blogs and media articles have used the photos of the actress under our management, Lee Ji Yeon, and referring to her as one of the blackmailers of Lee Byung Hun, when she is just a person with the same name. Our actress Lee Ji Yeon has no connections to this case whatsoever. She is currently preparing for her next project as a rookie actress. Please help us prevent any further misunderstandings.”
Meanwhile, there was recently a new development in the case of Lee Byung Hun’s blackmail scandal, where girl group member Dahee of GLAM and model Lee Ji Yeon were arrested. On September 11, the defense attorney of model Lee Ji Yeon claimed that she had been in a relationship with Lee Byung Hun. Since then, Lee Byung Hun’s management agency has refuted this statement, claiming that the model is attempting to lessen the severity of her punishment by ruining the actor’s public image.
You can read the latest updates on the case here: