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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 08:52 IST

Lee Sun Kyun death: Two accused women in Parasite actor's case sent to prosecution

Lee Sun Kyun died on December 27. Two people, former actress 'A' and entertainment establishment manager 'B,' have been accused of extorting money from him.

Lee Sun Kyun
Lee Sun Kyun | Image:Instagram
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Lee Sun Kyun, well known for his role in Parasite, was found dead in his car in Seoul on December 27. Two individuals, former actress 'A' and entertainment establishment manager 'B,' have been accused of extorting a substantial sum from the late actor Lee Sun Kyun. The Incheon Police Narcotics Crime Investigation Division revealed charges against 'A' and 'B' for extortion, forwarding their case to the prosecution. Investigations concluded that both were separately involved in criminal activities.

Lee Sun Kyun | Image: X

 

What are the extortion details?

Former actress 'A' allegedly demanded 200 million KRW from Lee Sun Kyun, threatening him and ultimately extorting 50 million KRW. Despite no personal connection, 'A' made threats related to 'B' and demanded money, allkpop reported.

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Women arrested in Lee Sun Kyun's case | Image: X

 

On the other hand, 'B' is accused of extorting 300 million KRW from Lee Sun Kyun by claiming an anonymous hacker was threatening to expose their relationship.

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'A' attended a detention hearing and was subsequently arrested while accompanied by her infant. 'B' is already facing drug-related charges and is now also accused of extortion.

Both individuals met after being released from prison due to past convictions. Their relationship deteriorated over time, culminating in a confrontation where 'A' reported 'B' for drug use to the authorities.

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Police suspect 'A' reported 'B' as a form of revenge after failing to extort the intended 300 million KRW from Lee Sun Kyun. This action was seen as a means to gain leverage.

Former President of South Korea pays tribute to Lee Sun Kyun

Former President conveyed his heartfelt condolences to Lee Sun Kyun's family after his tragic demise. He took to his social media handle on December 28 to pen a note. "I mourn the unfortunate death of actor Lee Sun Kyun. As an actor that I've become familiar with through movies and dramas, it feels as though a close acquaintance has departed from this world," he penned.

Former President's note | Image: Facebook

 

Moon Jae In further wrote, "t is even more heart-wrenching as it seems the investigative practices of law enforcement agencies and the reporting behavior of the media is the catalyst for his tragic decision." He added, "I sincerely hope that this sorrowful incident prompts introspection and a departure from regressive investigative and reporting practices, preventing the recurrence of such heartbreaking events."

"We must put an end to situations where allegations and speculations flood the media, causing significant harm to reputation and dignity to individuals even before criminal charges are confirmed, ultimately leading to tragic outcomes," he concluded.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 08:52 IST

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