Gong Hyung-jin has spoken out concerning his knowledge of Joo Jin-mo's phone hacking. According to the actor, he had to go into damage control mode after the contents of Joo Jin-mo's phone were released. Gong Hyung-jin knows Joo Jin-mo socially, mainly through the recreational sports activities.
Gong Hyung-jin's statements on the YouTube News Channel 'Aspect Factory' were largely minor in nature. He stated on the channel that he has not done anything illegal and is not distancing himself from his younger colleagues, as had been reported. He acknowledged that he did know Joo Jin-mo through recreational sporting activities, but had not been as active in them recently.
Gong Hyung-jin's basic confirmation of the information leaked by Joo Jin-mo's phone is noteworthy, mainly because it is the first direct acknowledgment from any relevant person that the leaks are true. In Gong Hyung-jin's case the confirmed information is of little interest, save for the fact that it acknowledges their social relationship.
Nevertheless, it's a notable contrast from Jang Dong-gun, whose travel itinerary appears to revolve around the case, and Hyun Bin, whose agency has threatened legal action should anyone connect the leaks with the actor. Most other actors whose named have appeared in relation to the leaks have made no comment on them whatsoever, nor have they been accused of being involved in illicit behavior due to the leaks.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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