Shoo Clarifies Reports On Gambling Debt
S.E.S.’s Shoo recently dispelled some rumors about her gambling debt.
On August 7, associates close to Shoo stated that the reports of Shoo gambling away 80 million won (approximately $70,000) on games of baccarat at the Paradise City Hotel Casino located in Incheon were “completely untrue.”
In addition, in response to news of Shoo’s rumored divorce and other malicious gossip, they claimed, “Most of [the information] is false or greatly exaggerated.”
For the time being, Shoo will take time off her celebrity activities and work to pay off her 600 million won (approximately $530,000) debt.
Previously, two individuals had filed a lawsuit against Shoo for failing to pay back a great sum of borrowed money in July. According to the plaintiffs, the star in question borrowed two separate sums of 350 million won (approximately $309,839) and 250 million won (approximately $221,280) from them for the purpose of gambling.
The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the case, along with Shoo herself for habitual illegal gambling. Shoo has yet to be examined by the prosecution.
According to a source at the prosecution, in regards to whether or not Shoo would be summoned for questioning, they answered, “Nothing has been decided yet. We cannot reveal any detailed information.”