Burning Sun club in Gangnam district. Seoul’s clubs have seen a dramatic reversal of fortunes as allegations of date rape, tax evasion and bribery of police take their toll.

Sex crimes, drugs and tax evasion: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul’s Gangnam

  • Gangnam nightclub area has been beset by allegations of date rape, tax evasion and other illegal activity
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in has weighed in, calling for a thorough investigation
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Burning Sun club in Gangnam district. Seoul’s clubs have seen a dramatic reversal of fortunes as allegations of date rape, tax evasion and bribery of police take their toll.
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K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrives for questioning at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul on March 14. Photo: AFP/Getty Images via TNS

K-pop sex videos tip of iceberg for South Korea’s spy-cam porn problem

  • Scandal involving K-pop stars including BigBang’s Seungri shines a light on country’s appetite for illicit sex videos filmed or distributed without consent
  • The problem has even created a cottage industry that provides 24/7 internet monitoring and ‘scrubbing’ – but at a steep price
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K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrives for questioning at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul on March 14. Photo: AFP/Getty Images via TNS
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