JYJ’s Park adds solicitation, fraud to charges
Park Yoo-chun, a singer-actor who is part of the K-pop trio JYJ, has been officially charged with solicitation of prostitution and fraud, the Gangnam Police Precinct reported Friday.
“Park said he would pay for sex with one of the four women that filed charges against him for sexual assault [last month], which itself is a crime,” the police said.
“We also charged him with fraud because he later refused to pay the woman.”
The police also concluded that the first two women to accuse Park of sexual assault, whom he countersued for making false accusations, had actually falsely accused him.
Park did not countersue the other two women.
His agency, C-JeS Entertainment, has strongly maintained Park’s innocence.
“We can’t accept the solicitation charge. We stress once again that Park did not do it.”
The agency also threatened to “react strongly” to media outlets who report “distorted information” about the case.
Park was charged with sexual assault by four women, all of whom worked at local bars, last month. The first woman dropped the charges after a few days, raising suspicion that she was paid off by Park.
By Jin Min-ji