Ji Chang Wook has denied having any connections to the Seungri Scandal investor known as “Madam Lin“.
His agency, Glorious Entertainment, released a statement, saying that he only took a picture with her because she was his fan.
Hello, this is Glorious Entertainment.
We would like to inform you that our actor has nothing to do with the picture released on a broadcast on March 23. He simply responded to her saying she was a fan, and agreed to a picture.
This situation is leading to false and malicious rumors being spread, and sexual harassment towards our company’s actor. This is causing serious damage to his reputation.
This is causing harm and pain to not only Ji Chang Wook, but also his family and fans.
We ask that you refrain from writing, posting, and spreading speculative rumors regarding this matter.
We will do our best to protect our actor through materials reported both before and after this incident. as well as using our own internal monitoring.
Finally, we would like to thank his fans for always cheering him on, and always sending him love.
— Glorious Entertainment
Earlier, it was revealed that Ji Chang Wook reportedly had ties to Madam Lin when his picture was used in SBS‘s The It’s Know broadcast. SBS has also responded to using Ji Chang Wook’s picture with “Madam Lin”.
The reason Ji Chang Wook’s face was not blurred out on yesterday’s (March 23) broadcast was because it was used as a device to explain who Madam Lin was. This was not to say he is connected to ‘Burning Sun’.
In fact, we used pictures including public figures to show Madam Lin’s connections and friendships with people in the entertainment industry, and reflected this on the show. A picture of Ronaldo was also included on the broadcast, not just Ji Chang Wook. Both of the pictures were used for context. It was not intended for the pictures to show their connection to the Burning Sun scandal.
However, in the photographs of Ronaldo with Madam Lin, their faces were blurred out. In the case of Ji Chang Wook, it was not blurred out, which was a mistake from the production team. Since the picture including Ronaldo already mentioned his name as a caption, we did not have to blur his face out, but it was blurred by mistake.
It was not our intention to reveal Ji Chang Wook’s face. To explain again, we did not intend to use the photo to reveal Ji Chang Wook was connected with the Burning Sun scandal. We used it to explain how Madam Lin was close to members of the Korean entertainment industry.
The photo SBS used, which was reported to include Madam Lin and Yoo In Suk, was also discovered. Below is the photo SBS used on their broadcast.
And here is the matching photograph that they used. Note Ronaldo in the middle, with Yoo In Suk on the far right. One of the women can be assumed to be Madam Lin, based on SBS’s explanation stating Madam Lin and Ronaldo were in the same picture.