Comedian Pleads Guilty To All Charges Of Secretly Filming Women In KBS Building

A former KBS comedian, henceforth known as “A,” has admitted to all charges of illegal filming.

In May, an illegal recording device resembling a portable external battery was discovered in a women’s bathroom inside KBS’s research building, prompting a police investigation. In June, the suspect voluntarily appeared before the police for investigation. It was reported that the suspect was a male comedian who debuted after passing KBS’s audition in 2018. KBS released an official statement about the issue.

On August 14, the first trial for “A” was held at the Seoul Southern District Court. Judge Ryu Hee Hyeon presided over the trial, where “A” was charged with violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes by trespassing into various places and using hidden cameras for sexual intent.

Represented by his lawyer, “A” pleaded guilty to all the charges laid by the prosecution. The prosecution stated that between October 2018 and May 2020, “A” had gone into women’s bathrooms or dressing rooms a total of 47 times to set up illegal filming equipment. In some cases, he held the camera over the bathroom stall partitions to directly film the victims himself. He was also charged with moving the illegal materials to his personal storage space.

“A” acknowledged the truth of all the CCTV evidence, as well as the evidence on his phone and written statements from the victims, and said, “We are working to reach an agreement with the victims.”

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