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FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon to be questioned this week: Report

Ock Hyun-ju

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Fri, March 15, 2019  /  04:33 pm
FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon to be questioned this week: Report

According to Korean media sources, there is also speculation that Choi Jong-hoon might have bribed the police to not reveal his drink-driving in 2016. (www.instagram.com/ftgtjhc/?hl=en via The Straits Times/File)

FT Island member Choi Jong-hoon is set to be questioned by police as early as Saturday over allegations that he illicitly took a photo of woman and shared it on an online group chat involving Big Bang’s Seungri and singer Jung Joon-young, according to a local news report.

The Seoul Metropolitan Agency will reportedly summon Choi, 29, as a criminal suspect to grill him about allegations that he took a photo of a sleeping woman and shared it without her consent on the embattled chat room.

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He is also suspected of having received help from a high-ranking police official to prevent media coverage of his drunk driving case. He admitted to the DUI charges, but denied seeking any favors from the police.

The police are accelerating a probe into the scandal, questioning Seungri for allegedly providing escort services for potential investors and Jung for taking illicit sex videos and sharing them in the online chat room. 

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post