The famous singer involved in the sponsor scandal and prostitution charges — that netizens believe is G.NA (and honestly everybody else, based on the media hints) — has now come forward to admit to her involvement but also tell her side of the story.
C basically claimed that she was fooled by the broker. She did borrow money from him and he told her that he didn’t have to pay her back but instead meet with a friend of his who is a big fan of hers. She agreed to the meeting in a blind date style and only found out later that he had paid the broker to meet her. She denies ever receiving money from the man and emphasized that the meeting was like any blind date and that she continued seeing him afterwards with positive feelings. She never considered the relationship ‘prostitution’ and blames herself for trusting the broker so foolishly.
A solid portion of netizens replying to the exclusive interview surprisingly find her story believable, seemingly because they assume it’s G.NA and are factoring in her ditzy public persona. I mean, it has to be that in order to believe the person’s story, because giving a person $15,000 in exchange for a blind date doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Either way, we’ve already highlighted that this goes a lot deeper than just celebrities and sponsors, and I would go as far as to say that unless there was some kind of coercion/rape or human trafficking involved that we shouldn’t morally care anyway. That said, it doesn’t matter what we think, and the one thing that we can count on going forward is that this will continue to be a mess for everybody involved.
Ilgan Sports essentially confirmed the identity of the individual involved as the person everybody thought it was all along.
“Even though her name was revealed only as an initial, it wasn’t hard to guess who it was. After news of celebrity prostitution came up, rumors came up that singer ‘C’ was involved spread. Her age was revealed, as well as that she recently left her label, and the target was boiled down to one person. Of course, there were many who didn’t believe it. She had promoted actively and had appeared on various shows and events. The fact that she had been involved in prostitution seemed like a story from a movie. The money received was also not small, but also something that someone in ‘C’s level could earn through CFs and events, further causing disbelief. But what had happened? ‘Ilgan Sports’ was able to have an interview with ‘C’.”
The whole interview gives more details than the summary did, but the situation essentially remains unchanged.
“Q: Did you admit to the charges during the investigation to the prosecutors?
A: First of all, I’m sorry for causing a disturbance. I admitted to all charges during the investigation. However, it’s not that I admitted to selling my body. It’s just that the actions I took legally were viewed as prostitution. Therefore, I decided not to take the long legal battle.
Q: Are you saying that you didn’t know what you did counted as prostitution?
A: I’m not a prostitute. I didn’t need to either sell my body or want to sell my body for the amount listed as charged. However, I was fooled like an idiot by a broker who I thought was my friend, and I became someone who had sold sex. I’m sorry for saying this, but through this experience I even thought, ‘anyone can be fooled’ and ‘anyone can become a prostitute without realizing’.
Q: Please explain more in detail.
A: This is something I was investigated on, so I’m sorry I can’t go that much into detail. However, I was told by a friend (who later turned out to be a broker) that he would lend me money during my difficult times and I took it, and later was told that I didn’t need to pay it back since it was difficult times. He then told me there was a person who was a big fan and asked to meet him like a blind date, and I accepted easily. Later, I found out that he had paid the broker for meeting me.
Q: The key point is that you never received money directly from the man.
A: I never did. As anyone can do, I had met someone as a blind date, and met him later with good intentions. I never thought about it as ‘prostitution’ and the problem was that during my hard time I just trusted someone too easily. Of course, that’s not to say I am entirely innocent. I was stupid. I was idiotic and made unwise choices. I’m regretting it and I’m so sorry to my fans and family.
Q: How do you feel right now?
A: My father passed away when I was young, and I felt that I had to protect my mother and my little sister. I borrowed money dumbly during that situation, and didn’t know about a strange transaction. I felt sincerely sorry to my fans from this situation. It’s not that I’m thinking of coming back to the industry. I just thought this every night. I’m just so sorry that I worried the people who supported me and cheered me on. I’ll work harder to become a smarter person.“