The summary of how things are going on regarding Park Yoochun's sex scandal
In 2016, JYJ's Park Yoochun has been accused of sexually assaulting a total of 4 women when he was working as a public service worker. The sex scandal drove the idol star to the wall, while it seems like it will be never easy for him to make a comeback in the Korean entertainment world.
So, let’s summarize all the stories regarding Park Yoochun’s sex scandal because so many things happened and many of k-pop fans might not know exactly how things are going.
As I mentioned above, Park Yoochun has been accused of sexually assaulting 4 women, but as a result of the police investigation, he was cleared of the charges for lack of evidence, while two of the women were sued on charges of making a false accusation.
Especially, the first woman who accused Park Yoochun of rape in June 2016 was sued on a charges of blackmailing because she demanded Park Yoochun about 450,000 USD with threats together with her boyfriend and cousin. All the three suspects were convicted, while the woman was sentenced to two years' imprisonment and her boyfriend was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. Her cousin, who is a gang member was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. The judge said “The suspects made threats against Park Yoochun and his agency, saying they’re going to accuse the entertainer and tip him off the press unless they receive a cash settlement. And after negotiations between the two sides have broken down, they made a false accusation. By all appearances, their crime is very serious.”
However, it doesn’t mean Park Yoochun cleared off all suspicion of him and became a man with a clean record because he also has been accused of buying a sexual service and committing a fraud on one of the women who have accused him of rape. According to police, Park Yoochun bought a sexual service from the woman but he didn’t pay for it. The police is still investigating the case.
The biggest problem for Park Yoochun is that he has been facing fierce public criticism. Regardless of whether he is guilty or not, it's true that he had sexual relations with various women and led a disorderly life. In addition, during the police investigation, it was revealed that Baek Chang Joo, the CEO of Park Yoochun’s agency asked his father, who is an influential gangster in Korea for help to cover up the scandal. As the public has considered him as a pleasant young man and a man of sound mind since his debut in 2004, people are expressing strong disappointment toward him.