Lee Se-young of 'SNL Korea' under fire for alleged sexual harassment

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Lee Se-young of 'SNL Korea' under fire for alleged sexual harassment

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Comedian Lee Se-young of tvN comedy skit program “SNL Korea 8” is accused of sexually harassing members of the boy bands B1A4, Infinite and Block B.

In an online video titled “Behind the casting of B1A4” uploaded to Facebook on Saturday, viewers noticed Lee and other female staff members inappropriately touching the idol singers. That led to the discovery of further video evidence that they had done the same to members of Infinite and Block B as well.

Although “SNL Korea” producers issued an apology on Sunday, netizens noticed that their statement did not include a mention of other idol group victims, leading to further outrage. Ilgan Sports reported Monday that Lee would leave the show, with a producer allegedly saying, “Not only will she leave, but she will also issue an apology regarding the situation.”

However, “SNL Korea” later refuted the report in an official statement, saying it never discussed Lee’s departure from the show with production company CJ E&M.

The comedian joined the cast of the show as a regular in 2014. Whether she will leave other television jobs is yet to be decided.

By Chung Jin-hong
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