On the upcoming episode of SBS' 'Strong Heart', singer Ivy opened up for the first time about the false sex tape rumors that led to her hiatus.
Ivy carefully began her story, stating, "Talking about the scandal is hard for me to do." She went on to reveal that the pain endured by her family because of the false allegations was far more of a burden to her than the rumor itself.
She also apologized, "Although I've overcome a lot of it now, I apologize for raising public discussion, and causing disappointment for so many people." Though Ivy was a victim in this case as her ex-boyfriend used the supposedly existing tape to blackmail the star, it seems she still felt some responsibility to her fans about the matter.
The singer made her debut in 2005, and quickly became recognized for her great vocals and dancing ability. However, in 2007, she was faced with a sex tape scandal that led her to take a long hiatus from the entertainment industry.
In 2010, she made a comeback with her 3rd album, which didn't fare so well, but she was able to make a successful debut as a musical actress. Although Ivy wrote a post about her feelings concerning the sex tape rumors on her personal homepage at the time of her comeback, this is the first time she has discussed it directly on television.
Catch Ivy's full story on the May 1st episode of 'Strong Heart'.
Source + image: Star News via Nate