Korean-American entertainer Amy has decided not to return to the United States. Instead, she departed for China following her exile from Korea.
In an interview with Ilgan Sports on December 4, Amy said, “I don’t know a word of Chinese, and I don’t know anything about living in China. But I intend to find a way of life while learning the language little by little and adjusting to the lifestyle there.”
She went on to say that her family and friends worry about her going to another country that’s tough on substance abuse. “They ask me, ‘Won’t your past come back to haunt you?’ because China is so strict about substance abuse. But I want to restore my honor, so I’m going to a country that’s so strict on drug laws so I won’t even be tempted.”
Last month on November 27, a judge dismissed her appeal to the deportation order following her conviction of abusing the psychotropic drug Zolpidem, commonly used to treat insomnia. Amy had a period of seven days to contest the decision, but Amy decided against it and finally complied with the deportation order.