The basis of the claim is on analysis of Song Joong-ki's main appearance in the leaks - his appearance at Joo Jin-mo's wedding back in June, the same time Song Joong-ki's divorce with Song Hye-kyo would have been in its early planning stages.
The conspiracy alleged in SOHU may not be a direct link so much as a similar motive. Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo's divorce sent shockwaves through the South Korean entertainment industry, appearing as a blemish to a generally clean image. Whatever influence Joo Jin-mo and his friends may have had on Song Joong-ki could be interpreted in the same generally dysfunctional light. The leaks have also highlighted how well-connected many celebrities are with one another.
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo announced their divorce on July 22nd of last year, and were able to expedite the process unusually quickly. The couple originally met on "Descendants of the Sun". Little public evidence is available as to the motives of the person who perpetrated the hack. Joo Jin-mo claimed through his agency that he was being blackmailed for money on January 7th, three days before his phone contents were leaked.
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 email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
"[HanCinema's News] Joo Jin-mo Phone Hacking May Be Related to Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki's Divorce"
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