Hwang Ui-jo’s handwritten statement, “I don’t do illegal activities…””I won’t let the spreaders get away with it.”
Hwang Ui-jo, a national soccer team striker whose private life was recently revealed on social media, released a statement he wrote himself.Hwang Ui-jo appealed that he was the victim of the controversy.
On the 25th, a disclosure was posted on an SNS claiming that he was the one who met with Hwang Ui-jo and that Hwang Ui-jo had relationships with various women and caused damage.
Photos and videos of Hwang Ui-jo and women were also shared, spreading quickly online, and even buying and selling videos.
Hwang Ui-jo’s side filed a legal action against the distributor on charges of defamation, intimidation, and coercion, and released Hwang Ui-jo’s handwritten position.
Hwang Ui-jo drew a line on suspicions that he secretly filmed women, saying, “I apologize for causing concern with unsavory news,” but “I have never done anything illegal.”
He also said, “The first article written is also groundless, and the distributor is a criminal who illegally obtained private videos and threatened me.”
Hwang Ui-jo, who was playing in Greece in November last year, claimed that his cell phone was stolen at the time, and that he had received a threatening message saying he would “distribute it” since early last month.
Hwang Ui-jo’s side says that the distributor is not Hwang Ui-jo’s ex-girlfriend and is a completely unrelated person.
Hwang Ui-jo emphasized, “We will never treat those who participated in or were involved in the secondary damage, including the first distributor.”
Currently, the case has been transferred to the Cyber Crime Investigation Unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, and the police are cooperating with the Korea Communications Commission to block the distribution of private videos.