Police claim to have acquired six phones related to illegal sexual videos produced and distributed by Jung Joon-young. The announcement was made on March 15th. Forensic investigation of the phones is underway.
Jung Joon-young has a reputation for loving cell phones. References to 'Golden Phone' date back to variety shows in 2016. In light of the current allegations against Jung Joon-young the nickname has taken on darker connotations.
There are specific allegations from this time period stating that Jung Joon-young secretly took sexual videos and used them for blackmail. Police claim to have investigated one of Jung Joon-young's phones then but did not find any evidence to support the charges. Police are expected to use digital forensics to reexamine data from that time period.
Jung Joon-young was recently the subject of lengthy interviews by police investigators. After completing these interviews, Jung Joon-young made a press statement saying that he was truly sorry for his actions. He also claims to have honestly answered questions about 'Golden Phone'.
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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