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FT Island member questioned in sex video probe

Yonhap News logo Yonhap News 16/3/2019
© 제공: Yonhap News Agency (Korea)

SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- A member of South Korean boy band FT Island appeared for police questioning Saturday over a snowballing sex video scandal.

Choi Jong-hoon is suspected of having received and watched illegal video footage uploaded by Jung Joon-young, who is at the center of the gossip, through the mobile chat messenger KakaoTalk.

Seungri of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, Yong Jun-hyung of Highlight and Lee Jong-hyun of CNBLUE are known to have been members of a group chat.

"I will faithfully undergo investigation. I am very sorry to the public for causing concern," Choi said upon arriving at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.

Choi is also accused of having asked a high-ranking police official to use his influence to prevent newspapers from covering his drunk driving incident three years ago. He has denied the accusation.

The 29-year old was kicked out of his boy band right after his involvement surfaced, while Seungri and Yong Jun-hyung have faced the same fate.

The scandal has put the local entertainment industry under fire, drawing criticism from a public dismayed at the news and creating a swirl of other rumors and speculation about who the women in Jung's videos might be.

Choi Jong-hoon (C) of boy band FT Island arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul to undergo investigation on March 16, 2019. (Yonhap) © 제공: Yonhap News Agency (Korea) Choi Jong-hoon (C) of boy band FT Island arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul to undergo investigation on March 16, 2019. (Yonhap)

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