An audio recording confirmed a rumor that two members of K-pop group JYJ assaulted and cursed at fans, accusing them of invasion of privacy.
|JYJ (Yonhap News)|
The 10-minute clip released by online news outlet Dispatch on Tuesday features Park Yu-cheon swearing at a fan on the phone.
Kim Jae-jung can also be heard beating and threatening his fans. Kim then warns the victims not to report it to the police. The fans had followed Kim to a bar, Dispatch reported.
“Do I have to live like this? I’ve been troubled because of you countless times,” Kim complains in the clip.
He even calls back his fans as they run away from him, before assaulting them.
A rumor had begun to circulate last month that the three-member group verbally and physically abused fans including one asking for their autograph.
Celebrities are often irritated by so-called “die-hard” fans stalking them around the clock.
Internet rumors have even claimed that fans have intentionally caused car crashes to see stars up-close.
By Yoon Min-sik
Credit: The Korea Herald