Details About G.Na’s Prostitution Scandal
In March 2016, prostitution scandals involving several celebrities in South Korea broke out. On February 23, 2016 an unidentified artist “C” was called in for investigations by the police. She claimed that she was offered money for sex and she refused the offer. But based on further investigation, the artist’s statement turned out to be untrue and it was discovered that she was actually involved in a prostitution scandal for tens of thousands of dollars.
Even though the artist’s name had not been identified, South Korean media found that the artist ended her contract with her agency on February 1st, 2016. In addition, the media also displayed a blurred image from the agency’s official website. Through the blurred image, netizens noticed that the image was similar to the appearance of Cube Entertainment’s official website.
Based on the news sometime before, singer G.Na was confirmed leaving Cube Entertainment after her contract ended in late 2015 and they were ending on good terms. The description of artist “C” fit her description and netizens claimed that artist “C” was undoubtedly G.Na. Many fans flooded her Instagram account to show their support for her.
Rumors of G.Na being involved in a prostitution scandal were getting stronger, according to multiple media sources. NewDaily gave more hints by identifying artist “C” as a “glamorous and sexy artist that debuted in 2010”. Again, G.Na fitted the description, as she had released her debut mini-album on July 14th, 2010, and she was famous for her sexy and glamorous body. The “C” also referred to G.Na’s Korean family name, Choi.
On March 16th, 2016, Korean media The Fact released an exclusive report regarding the prostitution scandal. In the report, it was written that the artist “C” was recently called in for investigations by the police for allegedly being paid around 35,000,000 Won ($30,000 USD) for sexual relations with a Korean American, a CEO of a business located in Los Angeles, who was identified as M Choi.
The relation between artist “C” and M Choi was possible through an entertainment agency CEO, who had been identified as Kang, and an employee, who had been identified as Park. Both of them were also involved in a prostitution scandal back in 2013 with actress and former Miss Korea runner-up Sung Hyun-ah.
According to a source from the prosecutors’ office, there were three other artists who were summoned for questioning related to the prostitution scandal. The names of four women involved in the prostitution scandal were recorded and available through the Seoul Central District Court’s database online. According to the names that came up in regards to the prostitution scandal, the four artists were listed as Lee Ha-rin of the girl group Sugar, G.Na (Choi Ji-na), aspiring celebrity Lee Min-ji, and former beauty pageant contestant Choi Eun-young.
The Fact revealed that artist “C” arrived 50 minutes late to the prosecution’s office. The chronology of artist “C” coming to the prosecution office is as follows:
- March 15th, 7:40 PM: two workers from the prosecution’s office waited at the entrance only allowed for employees.
- March 15th, 7:50 PM: A black van pulled in and dropped off artist “C”, together with a male lawyer and a driver (or her manager), at the basement of the Seoul Prosecution’s office.
- Wearing a black jumper, t-shirt, hat, and a mask, the female artist “C” followed the prosecution’s office employees while ducking her head and being aware of the surroundings.
Artist “C” returned home after being questioned for three hours with her lawyer present. It has been confirmed by The Fact that the content of inquiry involved clarification of the detailed circumstances regarding the receiving of money from the other party, in the process of reconfirming the facts that were already acknowledged by the police investigation.
The representative from the former agency of artist “C” said that they received the news after receiving calls from reporters. The representative continued by saying that the profits that artist “C” earned over her contract period was quite large and said that she should not have been experiencing financial difficulties. The representative expressed their confusion that they had a hard time understanding why she would be involved in the prostitution scandal. The representative also said that the rumor that the agency has withdrawn its proposal for re-contracting after the singer was involved in prostitution, was not true.