Times Asia said she 'defiantly vowed' to continue singing 'if a single fan wants me to', and her resilient attitude won the support of feminist groups and others. Baek concluded the interview by again thanking her parents. People close to her said that she may not want her name mentioned in connection with Kim since the sex tape scandal nearly ruined her career, leading to a five-year absence from the limelight from which she only emerged in 2006. . Los Angeles police on Tuesday said Kim Seok-jin was arrested in the Koreatown neighborhood. Severing ties with Kim who had fled the country, Ji Young managed to release a new album in the aftermath of the saga but failed to convince Korea's three main free-to-air channels to lift their bans on her.
With a successful debut album, her own radio show and an advertising contract with a Korean shoe company, Baek was on the fast track to stardom. The Korean singer burst onto the scene last July with a racy salsa number, helping to kick off a Latin music boom in Seoul. Now there is a growing awareness among women's groups of what the real issues are. Baek Ji Young was hot, hot, hot.
The shoe company put its Baek ads on hold. Kim's appearance on the show turned Korea's Pamela-and-Tommy tape into a must-see item. But he failed to explain who did, and prosecutors are still seeking the culprit. Baek Ji-young has made a successful comeback after she was pitilessly ostracized by the public at the end of 2000, when a video clip that showed her having sex was put on the Internet. He did not say why. By the time the Ministry of Information and Communication stepped in to stop distribution on Nov.
If the singer follows Korea's unspoken rule for disgraced celebrities, especially women, she will quietly walk off stage with her head bowed. The scandal made many realize that Korean society is particularly hard on women and thus served as an opportunity for society to improve in that respect, and that, she says, is enough for her. He was also known by the name Kim Si-won in Korea. The test will be—can Baek make a comeback? But it was not so easy to sway public opinion. But instead of making herself out to be a 'naive and silly' victim and making a fast exit, the plucky singer put up a fierce fight to stay in showbiz.
In a matter of days, the footage was posted on private home pages and shareware sites and Koreans were downloading hundreds of thousands of copies. So far, Ji Young has yet to comment on the news. Claiming he had planned to marry her, he said he shot the footage in his office in October 1998. But her personal star lite express may have been derailed after a raunchy videotape of Baek in a bedroom romp with her former manager turned up on an Internet pay-per-view porn site on Nov.
Theirs was a scandal not unlike that which plagues Hong Kong actor Edison Chen and female stars like Gillian Chung and Cecilia Cheung. Debuting in 1999 with a sexy image and a hit salsa single, she was soaring up the music charts when a sex video involving her and Kim was leaked on a pay-per-view pornographic website in November 2000. Web activists concerned about a rising flood of porn in Korean cyberspace have also weighed in, throwing up makeshift sites in support of the singer. Kim, 45, was arrested by the police in the Koreatown area in Los Angeles on suspicion of having sex with a minor aged below 18, reported Yonhap News Agency. He is also known by the name Kim Si Won in Korea, although his real name is said to be Kim Seok Wan. Sources close to the singer told The Chosun Ilbo that she 'may not want her name mentioned in connection with Kim since the sex tape scandal nearly ruined her career'.
Then I made up my mind to try to overcome it if I couldn't avoid it. Kim Seok-jin is an alias; the 45-year-old man's real name is Kim Seok-wan. They had to act better than any great actors or actresses in the world for me. He concedes Baek may not have known that he was filming their tryst.
Department of Justice to extradite him, so we have to wait and see if he will be brought back home. Then she got feisty, denouncing her former manager and denying she knew he had the camera rolling. It's like people who were beaten when they grew up tend to beat their own children. She'll find out New Year's Eve, when she is due to bring back her Latin rhythms at a concert in Seoul. Activists say the case highlights the double standard that still holds in Korea's conservative society, where unmarried women are expected to keep their sexuality under wraps—at least offstage—while men score points for promiscuity.