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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. ( 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. 

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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