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Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A snowballing sex and corruption scandal involving K-pop stars has brought to light the hidden dark side of the K-pop industry, and dealt the most devastating blow yet to K-pop’s breakneck growth into a lucrative, roaring international business. Seungri, of boy band BIGBANG, and singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung [...]

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a massive sex cam scandal exposed by South Korean singer Jung Joon-young, many South Koreans are calling against revealing the victims. Victims, once known to the public, may be subject to retribution or secondary crimes. Also, those who were falsely referred to as “victims” may also be subject [...]

Growing Tension in Entertainment Industry over Seungri Allegations

Growing Tension in Entertainment Industry over Seungri Allegations

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — With BIGBANG’s Seungri officially booked for his sex-for-business favor deal, the entertainment industry is nervous about the aftermath. It was revealed on Monday that there were other celebrities in a messenger chat room that contained conversations about sexual favors, and that some of them have also been investigated by [...]

Acquittal of Former Governor Ahn Hee-jung Sparks Controversy

Acquittal of Former Governor Ahn Hee-jung Sparks Controversy

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Yesterday’s acquittal of former South Chungcheong Province Gov. Ahn Hee-jung, who was charged with raping a former aide, has sparked controversy, with many activists calling for a new law that would make non-consensual sexual acts a crime in regards to the “no means no” rule, a campaign slogan that [...]

Will Busan Film Festival Return to Normality after Bumpy Ride?

Will Busan Film Festival Return to Normality after Bumpy Ride?

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — For many Korean film reporters, autumn brings with it the opening of an international film festival held annually in the southern port city of Busan. The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) provides a rare chance for them to see the latest movies from prominent Asian directors before they arrive [...]