Lee Sun-kyun, Star of Film ‘Parasite,’ Caught up in Drug Scandal

Actor Lee Sun-kyun, known for his roles in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” and the popular drama series “Coffee Prince,” is currently under investigation by the police for alleged drug use. The 48-year-old actor is among seven individuals being probed by the Incheon Police Agency.

Among the other suspects identified by Korean media outlet Kookmin Ilbo are Hwang Ha-na, the granddaughter of Namyang Dairy Products’ founder, and aspiring singer Han Seo-hee. Both individuals have previously been convicted for drug use and have been linked to drug scandals involving K-pop artists.

Reports suggest that Lee Sun-kyun, Hwang Ha-na, and the other suspects are suspected of using drugs at entertainment establishments located in Gangnam, Seoul. The police came across evidence related to these individuals while tracking drug distribution in Gangnam in September.

In a surprising turn of events, Lee Sun-kyun has filed a complaint with the prosecution against two individuals under investigation for allegedly blackmailing him. The actor’s agency, Hodu&U Entertainment, released a statement addressing the situation, stating, “Lee Sun-kyun has been continuously blackmailed and threatened by individuals associated with this incident. We are currently verifying the facts of the allegations. We will fully cooperate with the investigative agencies and approach their inquiries with utmost sincerity.”

According to Korean media reports, the suspects extorted approximately 300 million won (about $222,000) from Lee Sun-kyun. The investigation into these allegations and the drug use claims continues as authorities work to uncover the truth surrounding this high-profile case.

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