Korean actress's manager arrested for allegedly threatening to leak private pictures of her

27 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Actress Han Hyo Joo’s former manager was arrested under the charges of blackmailing the actress and her family with their private photos.

“We have 20 photos of your daughter’s private life. We want 20,000,000 won for each picture, so 400,000,000 won total. If you don’t give it to us, we will send them to the reporters.”

According to the prosecution, the father sent 10,000,000 won for the original photos with the promise to send the rest of the money.

The prosecutors then traced the call and caught up with the criminals, arresting them on November 7, Kpopinsider.

BH Entertainment released an official statement saying, “Han Hyo Joo’s father went straight to Han Hyo Joo to check and she said that she has never done anything that could cause a problem.

"Realizing that this was such a simple blackmail using Han Hyo Joo’s fame as an excuse, the family decided it must be firmly take care of and reported the blackmail to the police immediately.”

The prosecutors advised the father to send the money as part of the investigation.

The statement continued, “As Han Hyo Joo has done nothing to receive criticism, she has actively participated in the investigation and the arrest of the criminals.

"We will be taking strong action against these threats.”

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