By | January 15, 2024

Nottingham Forest Forward Hwang Ui-jo Accused of Secondary Damage in Illegal Filming Case

Hwang Ui-jo plays in a Korean national team match in Busan last year. The Korea Football Association (KFA) suspended Hwang from the national team until the end of the investigation. [YONHAP]

Hwang Ui-jo plays in a Korean national team match in Busan last year. The Korea Football Association (KFA) suspended Hwang from the national team until the end of the investigation. [YONHAP]

Nottingham Forest forward Hwang Ui-jo, who stands accused of secretly filming sexual encounters without the knowledge of his partners, has now been booked for inflicting secondary damage on one of his victims. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed on Monday that one of Hwang’s attorneys has also been booked in connection with the case.

According to the police, both Hwang and his attorney are accused of disclosing the personal details of one of the victims in November of last year, while Hwang’s team was still denying any involvement in the illegal misconduct.

Hwang recently attended another police investigation, two months after his initial questioning in November. Throughout the investigation, Hwang has consistently maintained that the sex tape was filmed with the consent of the woman involved.

Police reports indicate that Hwang claims the woman did not refuse to be filmed, despite being aware of the camera’s presence. However, in June, Hwang accused an internet user of leaking the sex tape and photo on Instagram.

The police have found circumstantial evidence suggesting that the video was taken without the partner’s consent, leading to Hwang’s booking in November. Furthermore, the person responsible for leaking the video was identified as Hwang’s sister-in-law, who was subsequently arrested in December and is now facing trial.

As the investigation continues, the police plan to summon Hwang for further questioning. The Nottingham Forest forward’s suspension from the Korean national team, imposed by the Korea Football Association (KFA) until the investigation is concluded, remains in effect.

By Choi Seo-in and Lee Soo-jung [lee.soojung1@joongang.co.kr]

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