MBC Reports Several Group Chatroom Members Changed Phones After News Broke
On March 28, MBC’s “Newsdesk” reported on discussions of destroying evidence that took place in the group chatrooms where illegally filmed videos were shared.
It was revealed that when it was first reported on March 11 that there had been illegally filmed videos shared in their group chatrooms, they discussed switching their phones.
The police found that Seungri said to Choi Jong Hoon, “Change your phone.”
Jung Joon Young also testified to police that he had gotten rid of his phone at his show’s filming location in Los Angeles and bought a new one, as instructed to by Mr. Park, a member of the chatroom.
When he returned to Korea from the United States, he claimed that he submitted all of his phones with videos to the police, even though he’d gotten rid of his phone that is suspected of containing more recent illegally filmed videos.
Six other members of the chatrooms including Seungri and others submitted new phones to the police after changing their phones.
Because of this organized destruction of evidence, the police have not been able to check their recent phones. This is why the investigation has mostly been focused on illegal activities that took place in 2015 and 2016.
Seungri, Jung Joon Young, and Choi Jong Hoon were all booked earlier today for additional charges of sharing illegally filmed videos and photos.
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