Hello everyone! I'm new in the forums after years of enjoying reading VC, and finally i decided to create an forum account and share some thoughts and threads with all of you.
I really like KPOP and asian dramas, and a few months ago, i was watching the popular manga-based korean drama called '''Boys over Flowers'' in a site called VIKI which has timed-comments in the video, and in one of the episodes i was watching, people started to comment about one of the actresses of the drama who commited suicide. I got interested in the girl (she wasn't the main actress anyways but, still, i got really interested) who is called ''Jang Ja yeon" commited suicide in MARCH of 2009 and CLAIMED in her suicide letters that she was:
Forced to have sex with 31 people. Jang Ja-yeon, who was 30-years-old when she hanged herself at her home in Seoul, said that her talent agency chief forced her to have sex with 31 people about 100 times.
Some of them were prominent figures in the entertainment industry, while some were heads of private enterprises and news organisation officials
She was also forced to attend drinking parties. The Korea Herald reported that Jang wrote more than 50 letters and sent them to her acquaintances, with the starlet calling the 31 people "demons" and expressing her resentment
She was found death by hang at stairs in her own house on the 7th. Her elder sister found her and called the police immediately. They are still investigating as I wrote but it seemed like no other hurts and struggled marks were found other than the rope around her neck from her body so far.
The talent agency chief, known as Kim, was arrested in July that same year for assaulting and threatening Jang. The charges also included forcing Jang to serve men at drinking parties and have sex with them. He was later sentenced to a year in jail.
Some of the 31 people were investigated by the police in 2009, but none were charged. The case gained notoriety over who was on "Jang's list", causing financial regulators to investigate contracts between talent agencies and celebrities.
The Korea Herald also reported that Kim forced other female entertainers from his agency to serve at parties and on an overseas golf tour.
The supposed letters written by her were '"fabricated" according to Court rules (What a joke) is obvious that people with money can disort the reality. The death is pretty old as i mentioned, but it wasn't mentioned here, and i thought it was time to talk about it, even if you're not interested in asian entertainment, (we) ONCE AGAIN get to see the sick part of the industry (and that is not only in the usa).
If you're interested to read the case deeply, go into the following sources: