Actress Cha Ye Ryun admitted her father had been involved in a fraud case.
Back in 2015, reports stated the father of a famous actress had been sentenced 3 years in jail for fraud. The actress' identity was kept a secret, however, on November 28 KST, My Daily exclusively revealed that they received a report claiming that Cha Ye Ryun is the actress related to the news.
My Daily reached out to Cha Ye Ryun for clarification. The actress admitted that it is indeed her father and delivered an apology.
She first said, "I'm sorry," and explained, "I haven't seen my father in 15 years since I was 19 years old. But throughout the past 10 years, I tried my best to pay off his debt."
Cha Ye Ryun revealed when she was 19-years-old, her family separated after her father went bankrupt. Following her debut, unknown figures invaded into her filming sets and agency building and demanded her to pay back the money her father has borrowed.
It's revealed that her father has borrowed money from peers by using the name of his celebrity daughter. Cha Ye Ryun said, " I was so scared and afraid," and "I paid off his debt because I felt responsible for it." She added, "I wasn't able to use my earnings. I used it all to pay off the debt."
Her father's debt added up to around1 billion KRW (885,000 USD), according to Cha Ye Ryun.
Currently, Cha Ye Ryun's parents are divorced. However, Cha Ye Ryun stated, "I hope there are no more victims (involving my dad). I will try my best to resolve the issue. I once again apologize."