The Nation/Asia News Network
Net idol and “pretty” products presenter Jirarat “Blue” Chanantho met police on Tuesday to answer questions over her “secret” VIP online chat room, where members paid Bt300-500 a month to watch sexy video clips of her.
She was responding to a police summons amid suggestions she might have violated the Computer Act.
Jirarat and her lawyer Anucha Buddhaworakul met with Pol Colonel Siriwat Deepor, spokesman and deputy commander of the Royal Thai Police’s Technology Crime Suppression Division and its superintendent, Pol Colonel Kwanchai Pattanarak.
Following their hour-long meeting, Siriwat said police had not yet filed any charges against Jirarat because they first required Jirarat to provide them with evidence.
Jirarat later told reporters she di not opened the group to the public and that its 200-300 members had all been made to undergo a screening process, including confirming they were of legal age, as well as had paid the appropriate fees.
She said she had suspended the group pending an examination of the laws and adjustments to its content to ensure it was all legal.
She said she only set it up so she could communicate with her fans, although she confirmed she had also worn revealing clothes for “artistic” purposes.
Jirarat admitted she was worried because one of the charges she might face carried a stiff penalty. However, she insisted she was happy to submit all the evidence to police to satisfy them that while the group chat was perhaps inappropriate, it was not for public consumption.
Her lawyer said Jirarat did what she did out of a belief it was “art” and without knowing the relevant laws.