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Uhm Tae Woong acquitted of rape; investigation for prostitution continues

By alice101   Thursday, October 6, 2016   46,846   839   23
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Sexual assault charges against Uhm Tae Woong have been dropped, but he is being charged with prostitution, which is illegal in Korea. 


Channel A reported on October 8 that Uhm Tae Woong has been acquitted of all sexual assault charges. However, he will be handed over to the prosecution investigators for prostitution charges. According to Channel A, the massage parlor Uhm Tae Woong visited has been practicing prostitution. 

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Earlier last month, Uhm Tae Woong was interviewed by the police after a woman in her 30's brought charges against the actor. She claimed that Uhm Tae Woong raped her back in January while she was working at the massage parlor.


To the accusations, Uhm Tae Woong's publicists have insisted that there was no rape and no prostitution, and that the actor will cooperate with the investigations.  

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    shyloone Friday, October 7, 2016

    Its becoming the trend aint it Celebrities and prostitutes, and to think that there are way more females than men in South Korea, I wonder what the number one job a female does in South Korea is lol

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    thuthao Thursday, October 6, 2016

    So just because the massage parlor is practicing prostitution that must mean he also got that service? What if he just got a regular massage? Did he know it was one? Interesting interesting. Cause i know where i am from, even if a massage parlor do those types of services they also do regular services to keep up appearances. Its still investigating so he isnt guilty or innocent. Guess we will see.

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    2fat Thursday, October 6, 2016

    This children is what oppa does. This is not unusual for an adult Korean male to visit a prostitute on a regular basis. A recent study of Korean males in their 30's and 40's found that 46% did not even believe that visiting a prostitute is cheating because prostitution is so accepted and widespread. There are statistics on this if you care to look them up. The fantasy men you see in dramas don't exist.

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    intricate Thursday, October 6, 2016

    i wonder... if prostitution is considered illegal, couldn't they amend the law to argue that prostitutes are forced to sell their body for sex and therefore any sexual favors in return of money is sexual assault? It would probably make prostitution disappear real quick, or at least decrease it to a point where it becomes somewhat manageable and not so prevalent in Korean society. Although to be honest, I think they should just legalize prostitution and put heavy taxes on it and make sure all those who do it as a profession are protected like any other employee. Prostitution attracts the mafia simply because it is illegal.

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    gfrank intricate Thursday, October 6, 2016

    in my country prostitution is legal its a lot safer because the government can regulate it. in the brothels they all have security cameras and men have to bathe and then go under a light for inspection to prevent diseases being transmitted

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    intricate gfrank Friday, October 7, 2016

    it's legal in my country too, but as far as I know customers don't have to go through all that trouble. The prostitutes do get a lot of free medical attention and they have to go for regular checkups to make sure they're not carrying any contagions. Which country do you live in?

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    gfrank intricate Friday, October 7, 2016

    Australia (its legal in half of the country)

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    gfrank intricate Friday, October 7, 2016

    what country are you from?

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    Rainiia Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Why does the one of the few ajusshi actor that I actually find hot, have to accused of this?! fml.

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    JYJRainbow Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Does any of this accusation now a days come true, Beware everyone whores found a heard of sheep to slaughter

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    krell JYJRainbow Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Ms. CHOI was *correct* that KIM HYUN JOONG was/is the Father of their child together. But also, it would *appear* that Ms. CHOI was *lying* about some other aspects in order to get MONEY from KHJ. This Ms. CHOI vs. KHJ situation has *yet* to finally 'play out' in COURT to an ending (in case anyone wonders).

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    kpoplolita Thursday, October 6, 2016

    1) its NOT a prostitution corner and once again we all know how media twists info ESPECIALLY SK. 2) I hope him and his family recovers from all this they have young children. 3) MOST of these whores really dont care who they falsely accuse nor do they care who it affects so long as they get that money. No, i feel no remorse for whores nor do i care what tragedy befell upon them to resort to prostitution.

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    krell kpoplolita Thursday, October 6, 2016

    I suspect that POLICE are *forced* to examine the Prostitution Crime *potential* aspect of the situation. Which, I am *NOT* clear that they have anything that proves that UHM TAE WOONG did actually seek Prostitution Services.

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    kalimilano Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Finnaly .. but even if he's acquitted, it's so late

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    krell Thursday, October 6, 2016

    http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/08/uhm-tae-woongs-wife-pregnant-keyeast-makes-additional-statement-on-sexual-assault-allegations ... <-- UHN TAE WOONG *may* well be INNOCENT of seeking PROSTITUTION SERVICES in this situation. I do NOT know one way or the other. BUT, one must *wonder* WHY that UTW did *not* have the 'Massage Worker' visit HIM as *his* residence. Preferably with his WIFE present. And NOT the 'other way around' (and NO wife present) as he CHOSE to do it. I will GUESS that it will be fairly *difficult* to prove (for PROSECUTORS) that UTW was seeking Prostitution Services at this Massage Parlor. I will be SURPRISED if any charges come of it, in the end. But, even IF innocent, *some* of the 'smell' of this Massage Parlor is going to 'stick' to UTW for awhile.

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    krell Thursday, October 6, 2016

    http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/09/se7en-officially-addresses-his-past-visit-to-an-adult-massage-parlor ... <-- SE7EN always 'surfaces' as a topic with regard to MASSAGE PARLORS. He recently stated that he only used (NOT SIGHTED) BLIND Massage Parlor workers, if possible. See AKP ARTICLE referenced here. Which, I could WISH that SE7EN had stated this information sooner than he did. It *tends* to paint his situation in a *better* light, as I see it.

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    daFoolio Thursday, October 6, 2016

    even though he's acquitted.... its kind of like... the damage is already done ya know?  he's gonna have the tags 'rape' and 'prostitution' around him for a while~~~

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    Wang_Sejung (Banned) daFoolio Thursday, October 6, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    JamlessCookies daFoolio Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Just like PYJ

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