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Korean female celebrities forced into sex

Yet another sex scandal has rocked the Korean entertainment industry, well-known for its "casting couch" practises of trading sexual favours for opportunities.

This time, a series of over 30 sex videos featuring a number of A- and B-list female Korean stars have been leaked and circulated on the Internet.
The actresses are reportedly from Korea's 107G channel and have starred in several popular K-dramas. However, none of them have been identified.

The leaked videos also feature a man who is believed to be the same person. The background of most videos are also similar.

It is believed the stars were secretly filmed while offering sex to the man, said to be a high-ranking official in the country.

The videos were apparently exposed after a particular high-ranking official's residence was broken into in June, reported the Chinese media.

One of the most famous victims of such practises is Jang Ja-Yeon, a Korean actress, who died at the age of 29 after she took her own life in March 2009. She had apparently committed suicide when she could no longer cope with the "casting couch".

Several reports claimed that she apparently left letters claiming that she had been forced to have sex with more than 30 industry people more than a hundred times. However, in March this year, reports also surfaced refuting the authenticity of those letters.
Netizens have said that the "casting couch" practice is an open-secret in Korea's entertainment industry. An earlier survey showed that about 60 per cent of female artistes in Korea have had to exchange sexual favours for casting opportunities.

While "casting couch" does not happen to all Korean celebrities, many know of someone who has had to do so.

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readers' comments

This is already known for years and that was even reported cases of actresses committing suicide because of this, right?...
Posted by kooldog59 on Thu, 31 May 2012 at 13:21 PM

You're mixing with the wrong clothes ah????:D
Posted by exportset23 on Thu, 31 May 2012 at 13:11 PM

Posted by 158X128kg on Thu, 31 May 2012 at 13:09 PM
Again this is because of leaked videos.I am sure it happens in all countries where Men have control-India, PRC Japan only thing is that nothing has leaked out --Yet
Posted by crazyazn on Thu, 31 May 2012 at 12:58 PM
before get caught, the woman will be more than happy to do it, as long as is guaranteed career path, but when they get caught, they will claim they were forced into it....

let's say without the s*x offering, everyone is equal, so what's her chance of getting in ?

unless you are taiwan ling zi ling la, even she was not popular for long time, until she hit jackpot in 1 advertisement ...and became famous

how many can be lucky like her
Posted by jameslee58 on Wed, 5 Oct 2011 at 09:31 AM
it just show that show biz is not so simple in raking big bucks

before the big bucks roll out - one has to work "hard"

sell dignity and all... but that's the beauty of it - they also enjoy along the way

it's their life they live it as they choose :o
Posted by tmfoo888 on Wed, 5 Oct 2011 at 08:58 AM
they hope to 出位, they felt that if they don't do it, they will not be able to get ahead. plastic cosmestic is too common among them, so much so that everyone looks good, so in order for them to 'get' it, they will have to compromise...... :(
Posted by A_Commoner on Wed, 5 Oct 2011 at 08:49 AM
South Korean society in many ways is degrading. Besides actresses having to give their bodies to win roles, many people in procurement are corrupted expecting women, gifts, karaoke, etc before handing over purchase orders. And prices are not great either. Someday, this Korean society will decay away.
Posted by goron883 on Wed, 5 Oct 2011 at 08:42 AM

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