Prosecutors drop charges against singer-songwriter Jung

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : October 6, 2016, 16:22 | Updated : October 6, 2016, 16:22

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South Korean singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung Joon-young was acquitted Thursday on charges of filming his former girlfriend secretly during their sexual activities at his home.

Based mainly on testimonies from Jung's ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said the case was cleared because there was no clear evidence that she was recorded without prior consent on February 13. The 27-year-old had been investigated on suspicion of a sexual offense, although his estranged girlfriend dropped her suit.

Jung first gained public recognition after appearing on Mnet's music competition show "Superstar K" in 2012. Since then he has been a regular guest on various TV programs. However, he quit popular TV programs including a KBS variety show called "Two Days, One Night" to take responsibility for the scandal.

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