AceShowbiz - K-Pop star Jung Joon Young is taken into custody while awaiting decision on his arrest warrant. The "Sympathy" singer showed up at the Seoul Central District Office for questioning on Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 A.M. local time.
Upon his arrival, he stood in front of the press and read a statement he had written in advance. With his head down, he said, "I apologize. I have committed an unforgivable crime. I admit to all of the charges made against me. I will not argue [about the charges] and humbly abide by the court's decision."
The 30-year-old singer once again apologized to the victims of his crime, stating, "Once again, I deeply apologize to the victims to whom I caused pain, the women who received secondary damages due to groundless rumors, and everyone who showed me interest and love until now. I will faithfully cooperate with the investigations and spend the rest of my life repenting."
He reportedly had tears on his eyes as he read the statement. He did not answer any questions from reporters and headed towards the court.
He came out at 12:18 P.M. after approximately 1 hour and 48 minutes. He was led by the police with his hands tied and taken to the nearest police station to be taken into custody, until arrest warrant decision on him is made later tonight or in the early morning of March 22. A source from the court explained, "Although it is not confirmed, the results will most likely be out late tonight."
Jung Joon Young is facing charges for allegedly secretly filming his own sexual encounters with at least 10 women and sharing the videos with friends in chat groups. This was brought to light following investigation into allegations of providing prostitution services against another K-Pop star, Big Bang's Seungri.
Due to the scandals, Jung Joon Young and Seungri announced their retirement from the entertainment industry. Other stars dragged into the scandal are former F.T. Island leader Choi Jong Hoon, former Highlight member Yong Jun Hyung and CN Blue's vocalist/guitarist Lee Jong Hyun.