Jung Joon Young Booked On Charges Of Spreading Hidden Camera Footage And Banned From Leaving The Country
On March 12, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed, “We booked Jung Joon Young and others in relation to allegations of spreading illegally taken videos this afternoon. We cannot reveal the identities of the other suspects.” According to the police, Jung Joon Young and others were booked on charges of violating the Act on Special Cases concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Violence Crimes. This means that he will now be treated as a suspect in future investigations.
The existence of the chatroom including BIGBANG’s Seungri and seven other members first came to light on March 11 due to a report from SBS funE. Following the initial reports, SBS revealed that Jung Joon Young is one of the members in the chatroom and that he allegedly shared illegally taken videos and photos in 10 different instances.
Jung Joon Young was abroad filming a variety show at the time of the report, but he returned to Korea on March 12 around 5:30 p.m. KST. The police announced that while they do not have plans to arrest him upon his arrival, they plan to call him in for questioning sometime this week. They also prohibited Jung Joon Young from leaving the country.
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