Court Gives Jail Sentence to Fabricator of the Late Jang Ja Yeon’s Letters

On March 7, 2009, actress Jang Ja Yeon committed suicide at her home. At the time, a huge nationwide scandal broke as her suicide was rumored to be due to her depression cause by the sexual and physical abuse by a number of prominent entertainment executives.

In February and October of 2010, an unknown Mr. Jeon provided letters claimed to be from Jang Ja Yeon. The letters stated that she was abused by her own agency’s CEO. However, the letters were found to be fabricated based on the handwriting analysis.

Finally on January 30, 2013, the court decided on the sentence for the fabricator of these letters. Mr. Jeon was sentenced eight months of jail term with two years of probation and 120 hours of community service.