GLAM‘s Dahee and model Lee Ji Yeon, on trial for blackmailing actor Lee Byung Hun, were sentenced to one year in prison and one year and two months in prison, respectively.
On January 15, the sentence was decided for the two women who blackmailed Lee Byung Hun. On this day, the Justice Department sentenced Lee Ji Yeon to one year and two months in prison, and Dahee to one year in prison.
The Department of Justice said, “[The two women] are guilty of their charges. However, neither of them have criminal records and the situation did not carry through. The video was not released to the public, and the crime was not carefully contemplated, nor did it seem like they appreciated the gravity of their actions. However, even if [Lee Byung Hun] had made inappropriate sexual jokes during a meeting with alcohol involved, they filmed the interaction secretly and threatened him for money. This caused emotional distress to the victim and with the unconfirmed, one-sided statements, the victim suffered significantly from public criticism. Lee Ji Yeon was in a relationship with the victim, and caused even more damage by claiming that she was the victim of sexual harassment.”
They added, “Although the defendants submitted letters of apology, they did not show their sincerity in apologizing for their behavior in their relationship with the victim. Because that counts against them, it is impossible to avoid imprisonment. The victim, as a celebrity, is a man with a family but engaged in sexual jokes and expressed his interest in them, who are much younger women. It is important to consider their ages and circumstances in the assessment.”
This … seems excessive.
Speaking of the apology letters, Dahee was up to 17 at last check, while Lee Ji Yeon was at 10.
In related news, GLAM has disbanded because of all this, which means Zinni is free. For the love of god, somebody recruit her.
It was stated by a music industry staff that, “even though Glam’s agency shows up as Big Hit Entertainment and Sauce Music, their contract with both of the companies expired since the end of last year. The members decided to follow their own paths themselves.”
The agencies both agreed with this statement, adding, “it is in fact true that the contracts with Big Hit, and Sauce Music, ended. Updates will take place soon on portal sites as well.”