Update: Actor Jung Yoo Ahn Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment + Leaves Upcoming Drama
Updated January 10 KST:
Jung Yoo Ahn will be leaving the cast of upcoming tvN drama “That Psychometric Guy” (working title).
Previously, it was reported that he is in talks to withdraw from the drama as he is under investigation for sexual harassment.
Later in the day on January 10, a source from the drama confirmed, “There is not much footage that actor Jung Yoo Ahn has filmed, so there is no effect on the filming schedule after his departure. The scenes that he has acted in so far will be removed, and a different actor will join to replace him. The new actor has not been decided yet.”
Jung Yoo Ahn’s agency commented, “We discussed his appearance in the drama he is currently filming with the production team, and whether the incident is true or not, Jung Yoo Ahn’s departure from the drama was decided to not cause harm to the project. We once again apologize for causing lots of trouble to many people through this situation.”
Actor Jung Yoo Ahn, 19, is currently under investigation for sexual harassment.
According to reports released on January 10, Jung Yoo Ahn, who was out drinking with friends, was reported to the police by a woman he met there who claimed that the actor, drunk, had made excessive demands of her.
A source from Jung Yoo Ahn’s agency said to Newsen, “As of right now, [Jung Yoo Ahn] has undergone a round of questioning regarding the accusations of sexual harassment. As investigation is ongoing, we are cautious [to say more]. He cooperated in police investigations with full honesty, and we are waiting for the results.”
Regarding whether or not Jung Yoo Ahn will be withdrawing from the upcoming tvN drama “The Psychometric Guy” (working title), the agency stated that they are currently discussing matters with the drama production team. “Regardless of whether or not these accusations are true, we can’t cause damage to the production company. After we found out about the incident, we promptly notified the drama production team, and we are now carefully discussing our next steps.”
Jung Yoo Ahn, born in 1999, has appeared in the MBC drama “Come and Hug Me” as well as the 2018 film “Along With the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days.”