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Lee accuses two of blackmail


Lee Byung-hun

After police announced Monday that two women had been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing actor Lee Byung-hun, local news reports said yesterday that one of the suspects is Da-hee, a member of the girl group GLAM.

GLAM’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, confirmed through a press release the same day that Da-hee is involved in the case but that she could not be reached.

Da-hee, along with the other female culprit, was apprehended on Monday after Lee reported the case to police last Thursday.

The two are under investigation at Gangnam District Police Precinct for allegedly threatening to release a video clip of Lee drinking and using lewd language with them in exchange for 5 billion won ($5 million).

Lee said through a press release that he personally knows the two suspects but that what they did was a “wicked crime” that he cannot tolerate.

The actor, who has long been famous both inside and outside of Korea, was chosen to star in the latest edition of the “Terminator” franchise, “Terminator: Genesis,” earlier this year.

The fifth film in the “Terminator” series is reportedly about the younger days of Kyle Reese, a soldier sent back in time to save Sarah Connor and her unborn son John.

Director Alan Taylor, of “Thor: The Dark World” (2013), is at the helm of the film, which will also star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.

By Lee Sung-eun

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