As it has been officially confirmed that the two out of the celebrities in a chat room where talks of soliciting prostitutes and uploading clips of sex tapes that were filmed with a hidden camera are BIGBANG member SeungRi and singer Jung JoonYoung, many are wondering who the third member is.
While nothing has been confirmed, there has been speculations that F.T ISLAND member Choi JongHoon is the third celebrity participant in the chat room.
The reasons for these suspicions? It all has to do with the third celebrity’s name being either Yong or Jong. Even HIGHLIGHT member Yong JunHyun is also currently rumored to be the third participant because of his family name. However, Yong JunHyung has admitted that he has exchanged text messages about these sex video clips with Jung JoonYoung in the past, but has firmly denied that he was a member of the chat room. His agency has also called the accusations groundless rumors.
The other reason why people are suspecting the third celebrity member of the chat room is Choi JongHoon is because of the two photos in comparison below. The left is a photo released by the South Korean press, confirming that they have found out who the third celebrity suspect is, except they have decided to reveal his identity soon some time in the days to come. And on the right, is a photo of F.T ISLAND member Choi JongHoon.
Because the outfits seem identical and the background as well, the photos above has netizens certain that the third celebrity chatroom member is Choi JongHoon.
In addition, Choi JongHoon’s ties to SeungRi and Jung JoonHyung as friends and business partners are also all the more a reason that seems to point to him as the third celebrity member of the chat room.
FNC Entertainment has responded to these rumors and stated:
“Lee JongHyun and Choi JongHoon, artists under our agency, were merely in contact with someone who owes a lot of explanation to our society as friends. They are not connected to the current cases in any way.
Choi JongHoon checked in to the police station only to cooperate with the ongoing investigations, nothing more. He is not a suspect in the current case.”
FNC Entertainment has also stated that they will be taking legal action against the distribution of false rumors.
Stay tuned for updates!