GLAM’s Da Hee (pictured above) and model Lee Jiyeon have been charged by Seoul Prosecutors' Office for blackmailing actor Lee Byung Hun, reported Korean media.
Earlier reports stated that the two girls had threatened to release a video clip of him drinking and engaging in “sexual conversation”, in exchange for 5 billion Korean won (approximately S$6 million).
Investigations showed that the trio first met during a dinner gathering on Jul 1 and they hung out together for drinks after that. Da Hee and Jiyeon then devised a plan to obtain money and a house from Byung Hun by recording a video of his drunken behaviour.
Refusing to cave in to their threat, Byung Hun immediately informed his agency and reported the girls’ actions to the police.
Sources further revealed that Da Hee and Jiyeon had been cash-strapped due to the lack of work opportunities. The GLAM member is said to owe her company 300 million Korean won (S$360,000) for the prolonged period of non-activity.
In addition, the prosecutors did not find any evidence of Byung Hun’s alleged affair with Jiyeon. The 24-year-old model previously claimed that she had blackmailed the actor out of spite, after he suddenly called it quits on their three-month relationship.
To prevent complicating things, Byung Hun has chosen not to reveal more details of the case. The IRIS star is expected to attend the hearing in court.