Park Shi Yeon, Lee Seung Yeon, Jang Mi In Ae Sentenced to 8 Months of Prison and More for Propofol Abuse
The latest updates on the propofol case for Park Shi Yeon, Lee Seung Yeon and Jang Mi In Ae states that the three actresses were found guilty of drug abuse and have been sentenced to eight months of imprisonment, two years of probation and a penalty fine.
On November 25, a hearing was held in the Seoul District Court where Park Shi Yeon, Lee Seung Yeon, Jang Mi In Ae and two doctors attended.
After being indicted for propofol abuse in March, the three actresses attended several hearings, denying the claims of propofol abuse and addiction, stating that the injections were for medicinal purposes.
The actresses as well as the doctors were ruled to be guilty as the judge stated that he finds the actresses dependent on the drug.
The judge also went on to say that since they are celebrities and have a great influence on the public, they should be even more law-abiding and exemplary citizens instead of breaking the law. He also commented that the actresses gave great disappointment to the public. The judge also commented that he decided on imprisonment further because of how the actresses kept denying the claims.
The judge also mentioned that he also considered the fact that the actresses did not inject the drug themselves and also the fact that Lee Seung Yeon and Park Shi Yeon have young children to look after, when he was assessing the weight of their sentence.
This resulted in the actresses to be sentenced to eight months of prison, two years of probation and around $5,500 for Jang Mi In Ae, $4,050 for Lee Seung Yeon and $3,700 for Park Shi Yeon in fines.