Amid reports that a teen idol group member had raped a woman in her twenties, a member from rookie group ZEST has been named as the alleged culprit.
A representative from the Seoul Kangnam Police Station on March 5 stated, “On February 27, Ms. B filed a report against ZEST member A for rape. We received a statement from Ms. B that day, and ZEST member A was investigated. We’ll be scheduling a summons for him… We’ll find out if the statements are valid after investigations.”
ZEST’s agency Zenith Star Entertainment has already denied the allegation of rape by one of the group’s members and further stated, “The accusation of rape is false. We haven’t even received a summons from the police yet. The ZEST member has been receiving threats by a woman through SNS recently. We’ve currently filed it with the Cyber Investigations Unit.”
As previously reported, YTN News stated that idol star A first met B on November 26 at a gathering with acquaintances, and two days after, they met again at her house where A raped her. B went on to claim that A attempted to rape her again after coming to her house to ask for forgiveness six days later. B revealed that she even received a text message from A’s father who threatened her to settle the situation or he would turn her into the police for defamation.