Yeeun’s father, a church pastor, is allegedly guilty of fraud and embezzlement.
During the June 5 broadcast of Channel A’s “Heard It Through the Grapevine,” it was revealed that Yeeun’s father had tricked his church attendees and believers into donating a large sum of money towards an organization affiliated with the church. He told them he would pay out dividends after using the money to set up an economic research institute.
The pastor was arrested back in April for embezzling a total of 20 billion won (approximately $17.9 million) from 150 people.
It was further reported that he had basically used his daughter’s fame for marketing purposes, telling people he would never trick them since his daughter is a celebrity.
One of the panelists on the show shared that he had contacted Yeeun after hearing the news, and she expressed that she didn’t know how she’d be able to pay back all the money. She reportedly went to the U.S. after her father had gotten indicted.