16 Aug '11, 3pm
About the "casting couch" practice in the South Korean cinema industry
Yet another sex scandal has hit the Korean entertainment industry, well known for its "casting couch" practices of trading sexual favours for opportunities. This time, sex photos featuring several Korean female stars have been leaked and circulated around the internet. A total of 37 set of sex photos have been leaked, featuring a number of A and B-list female celebrities from the Korea's 107G channel. The celebrities have starred in several popular K-dramas and were believed to have been pressured into sex while being photographed secretly. One of the most famous victims of such practices is Jang Ja-Yeon, a Korean actress died at the age of 26 after she took her own life in March 2009. She had left several letter claiming that she had been forced to have sex with industry people more than a hundred times. Netizens have said that the "casting couch" practice is an open-secr...