Updated December 30th, 2023 at 08:13 IST
Lee Sun Kyun death: Woman who extorted money from the Parasite actor also deceived other men
Lee Sun Kyun died on December 27. Woman accused in his case was earlier detained and has now been accused of extorting money from other men.
Lee Sun Kyun, well-known for his role in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, was found dead in his car at a park in Seoul on December 27. Following his death, a woman in her twenties was apprehended and accused of blackmailing the late actor. It was also alleged that she extorted 50 million KRW (approximately 38,624 USD) from Lee Sun Kyun. Now, recent reports suggest that she even engaged in similar activities with other men.
How did the woman accused in Lee Sun's case extort money from men?
According to a report by Kukmin Ilbo, the woman accused in Lee Sun Kyun's case deceived several men she met on a dating app. It was further reported that she extorted money from these men by claiming reasons like "I'm pregnant and require funds for an abortion" and "I need financial assistance for medical treatment for the safety of our child."
Moreover, it has been alleged that she threatened some individuals by stating, "You are the father of this child, and you must provide child support. If you don't provide the money, I will expose this information publicly." As per reports by allkpop, some men who got trapped in her lies even sent her money under the pretext of child support. Reports indicated that at least five men got trapped in her scheme and paid her amounts ranging from several million KRW (a couple thousand USD) to tens of millions of KRW (five figures USD).
What are the other allegations on the accused in Lee Sun Kyun's case?
As per allkpop, a man who doubted the accused woman's claims underwent a paternity test and confirmed that he was not the father. Following Lee Sun Kyun's case, several men have considered filing a complaint against the woman for fraud. On December 27, legal sources disclosed that the police department have issued an arrest warrant against the woman, identified as A, on charges of blackmail and extortion.
Meanwhile, the accused who was already a subject of pre-arrest warrant failed to appear during her scheduled court hearing at the Incheon District Court. Not just that, but she did not even offer an explanation for her absence from the hearing. Also, it has been reported that A is the one who exposed Lee Sun Kyun's private life and threatened him to reveal his association with the entertainment establishment manager named Kim.
Published December 30th, 2023 at 08:13 IST