Posted : 2013-12-19 22:33
Updated : 2013-12-19 22:33

Actresses cleared of prostitution allegations

The prosecution cleared some well-known actresses and TV personalities of allegations that they were involved in a prostitution racket, Thursday.

Comedian Jo Hye-ryun, actress Lee Da-hae, singer Shinji and several other entertainers were alleged to have engaged in sex-trading by an information leaflet circulating in the securities industry.

The Ansan branch of Suwon District Prosecutors' Office told reporters that all the entertainers mentioned in the rumor were not the subjects of its investigation.

Instead, it announced that it had indicted 12 entertainer trainees, businessmen and brokers who arranged prostitution.

The prosecution's investigation first became public knowledge on Dec. 12, when a local daily reported that since November the prosecution had been looking into allegations that more than 30 female entertainers had sexually entertained rich businessmen.

Since the rumors spread widely, Lee and Jo took legal action claiming their non-involvement.

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