Jho Low in dinner cum sex scandal

Jho Low in dinner cum sex scandal

SEOUL: Wanted fugitive turned businessman Low Taek Jho has been implicated in a scandal involving Korean company, YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun-suk who allegedly offered sexual services to foreign investors at dinner parties.

A radio program entitled Straight broadcasted by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) claimed that Yang hosted dinner parties and procured prostitutes for two wealthy investors including Low who is better known as Jho Low and a Thai businessman in 2014.

Jho Low is wanted in Malaysia and a host of other nations for his involvement in the 1MDB scandal involved funds embezzled, amounting to US$4.5bil.

A witness on Straight claimed that there were twenty-five women, including more than 10 prostitutes from an adult entertainment establishment with close ties to YG, and eight men were with Yang.

A well-known singer affiliated with YG and Hwang Ha-na, 31, granddaughter of Namyang Dairy Products founder Hong Doo-young, were part of the gathering, a reporter on the Straight team said in a radio interview.

“The wealthy people who attended the gathering at that time were from abroad. They needed a person who could interpret English and get on well with them naturally. Hwang was from the US, so she was invited to some (of the gatherings,)” the reporter told the radio.

Hwang, the former fiancée of K-pop star Park Yoo-chun, was indicted on suspicion that she sold and used methamphetamine in 2015, 2018 and early this year.

The reporter also mentioned a Madam Chung, whom he claimed has close ties to Yang as well as politicians and tycoons, as having supplied prostitutes to the dinner gatherings.

In Monday night’s episode, Straight aired an interview with a woman who claimed that she was raped by a Thai man. The man, who was accompanied by an executive of a YG subsidiary YGX, raped the woman at the club Burning Sun owned by former Big Bang member Seungri and had been investigated for the allegation, according to the TV show.

The police dropped the rape investigation, the TV program said.

They have assured that the case will be investigated to determine the facts, if necessary.

A spokesperson for Low, through his United States attorneys, later denied the allegations in a statement.

“Mr. Low is a friend of Psy, and through him met Yang Hyun-suk. He was never involved in, nor aware of, any conduct of the kind alleged in the MBC Straight report.”

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