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A recent survey of entertainers found that one out of five actresses was forced to provide sexual entertainment to influential figures or witnessed their colleagues forced to do so.

This indicates the late actress Jang Ja-yeon, who committed suicide in March because of her coerced involvement in “casting couch” favors ㅡ a situation in which actresses are forced or expected to have sex with influential figures in order to get work in films or on TV ㅡ was not an isolated victim in the entertainment industry.

Jang Ja-yeon (Chosun Ilbo)

Jang Ja-yeon (Chosun Ilbo)

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An arrest warrant was sought Sunday for the head of the late actress Jang Ja-yeon’s former agency on charges of intimidation and violence, embezzlement and fleeing to avoid police questioning.

Kim Sung-hoon upon his arrival at Incheon Airport after he was deported from Japan

Kim Sung-hoon upon his arrival at Incheon Airport after he was deported from Japan

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Will the late Jang Ja-yeon finally get justice?

Kim Sung-hoon, the head of the agency of the “Boys over Flowers” star, was arrested today by Korean police upon his arrival from Japan at Incheon International Airport.

Kim wearing a face mask is arrested by Korean police at the airport

Kim wearing a face mask is arrested by Korean police at the airport

 

Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon

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Kim Sung-hoon, head of the late (“Boys over Flowers”) actress Jang Ja-yeon’s former management agency, was arrested in Japan, police said Wednesday.

Kim had been placed on a wanted list on suspicions of forcing up-and-coming actresses, including Jang, to provide sexual favors to showbiz and media VIPs.

Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon

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South Korea’s leading newspaper Monday filed a 1 billion won ($805,000) civil lawsuits against two opposition lawmakers for libel, claiming they falsely alleged executives of the daily were implicated in a sex scandal involving an actress who committed suicide.

Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon

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 The police announcement on the investigation into the suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon in March has raised more questions than answers.

Police booked nine people out of the 20 questioned but failed to identify who the late actress was forced to provide entertainment and sexual intercourse to.

Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon

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Chosun Ilbo, a major daily in the nation, lodged an official libel complaint with the prosecution against two lawmakers for implicating a senior executive of the newspaper with the suicide of an actress, the newspaper said Saturday.

Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon

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Yoo Jang-ho, the head of the late actress Jang Ja-yeon’s agency at the time of her suicide, was arrested without detention yesterday on a charge of defaming the head of Jang’s former agency.

Jang Ja-yeon's former manager

Jang Ja-yeon's former manager

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Police have questioned six out of nine key figures linked to the allegations of sexual abuse surrounding the late actress Jang Ja-yeon.

Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon

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“Boys over Flowers” will end tomorrow but it seems not to be in the case of the late BOF actress Jang Ja-yeon. Up to now, the Korean police are still investigating her suicide note which allegedly detailed the names of those who sexually molested her.

The police are scouring all possible leads into the case including questioning journalists and media executives.

I hope that the police will wrap up their investigation soon to know what’s the REAL reason why Jang Ja-yeon committed suicide.

UPDATE: The Korean police seized details of the account of the head of the actress’ former agency.

Here’s more from Joong Ang Daily:

Police yesterday seized account information of the head of actress Jang Ja-yeon’s former agency as the probe into the events surrounding her suicide deepened.

Jang Ja-yeon in "Boys over Flowers"

Jang Ja-yeon in "Boys over Flowers"

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