Update April 21 KST:
Ga In’s agency has said, “The rumors are baseless. We will be acting with strong legal measures against the media outlet which first reported on this as well as the one who spread the rumors.”
Joo Ji Hoon’s agency also echoed similar intentions stating that the spread of such false rumors is grounds for defamation among other cyber crimes and that they will “hold accountable the initial and continuous spreaders of the rumors as well as the news media outlet that first reported on a rumor going around the internet without confirming the facts, through police investigation.”
The original Korean news article has since been removed.
Through social media networks today, photos of a woman seemingly performing a sexual act on a man were circulated, and with people commenting that the woman looks like singer Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls, rumors began to spread that they were pictures of the singer and her actor boyfriend, Joo Ji Hoon. Adding to the rumor was the comment that the photos were from Joo Ji Hoon’s phone.
Ga In’s and Joo Ji Hoon’s reps were quick to respond to the rumors. Joo Ji Hoon’s agency, Keyeast, stated that the person in the photos has nothing to do with the actor, adding that they will take strong action against such false rumors. A rep from Ga In’s agency, Mystic Entertainment, stated that the person in the photos is not Ga In and that the rumors are false, and they will be releasing a more formal statement later.