South Korean musician and composer Jung Dae Wook aka Bobby Jung has been imprisoned for a year as he unlawfully filmed a woman when she was nude without her consent. A member of the band Autumn Vacation, he even collaborated with K-pop bands BTS and TXT to compose their music, he was under investigation for quite some time now.
If reports from a Korean website Allkpop are to be believed, apart from imprisonment, the Seoul Western District Court has ordered him to complete 40 hours of sexual violence education on Wednesday. As per court orders, a five-year ban has been imposed on Jung. He won’t be able to work with facilities that provide services to children, teenagers, or persons with disabilities. ALSO READ: SHOCKING! Canadian-Chinese Pop Star Kris Wu Sentenced 13 Years Of Imprisonment For Date-Raping Minor Women- Reports
As quoted by ABP News, the court during the case’s final judgement said, “Jung filmed victim 'A's body illegally without consent, and the victim is experiencing significant mental shock and humiliation. While the victim's side is requesting severe punishment for Jung's action, Jung did not demonstrate an attitude of reflection. Taking into account that Jung did not distribute this footage to anyone, and that he has no similar offense, Jung is hereby sentenced to 1 year in prison.” ALSO READ: BTS’ ARMY Gets EMOTIONAL As HYBE Chairman Bang Si-Hyuk Expresses Gratitude Towards The Fandom’s Support And Criticism- VIDEO INSIDE
According to the reports, due to insufficient evidence the courts decided not to convict Jung for assaulting the victim.
This is not the first time the music composer has been charged with illegal filming and sexual assault. In 2020, a similar situation had sparked a heated conversation online after the family members of the victim, who committed suicide due to the assault, went public with their accusations. Fans had even demanded that he should be banned from working. For the unversed, they even led a huge campaign to boycott all the songs he composed and sang.
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