Blackmailers who had threatened actor Song Seung Hun have been given prison sentences by the Seoul Central Criminal Court on October 24.
In January and February of 2010, the blackmailers had contacted Song’s agency demanding 100 million won or else they would circulate photos of Song with several women which were taken at a friend’s birthday party, although no physical contact was actually revealed in the photos. The agency then worked with police to ambush the blackmailers, leading to their arrest. The defendants have asked for leniency in their sentencing.
Song Seung Hun can rest a bit easier now that the blackmailers will be behind bars.