More Joo Ji Hoon’s drug scandal news

I wonder who are the other top entertainers that the police are investigating now ~~ O_O

Several More Top Entertainers on List of Suspects

By Kwon Mee-yoo
Staff Reporter

Police are expanding their investigation into the smuggling and use of drugs involving movie stars and models.

In the latest drug bust of entertainers, police booked popular film star Ju Ji-hun, 27, on suspicion of drug use and arrest warrants were sought for actress Yun Seol-hee, 28, and model Ye Hak-young, 26, for alleged smuggling ecstasy tablets and ketamine into the country from Japan. Two other residents were booked on similar suspicions.

“Besides the suspects on the list we have secured, there are likely more, given the amount of drugs smuggled. Further investigations are unavoidable,” an officer of the Seoul Metropolitan Policy Agency said.

Police officiers said the entertainers appear to have been tempted to use drugs on assumption that that ecstasy and other drugs kill the appetite, helping them reduce their weight. Ecstasy is a mildly hallucinogenic amphetamine and the most popular illegal drug in Korea, while ketamine, also illegal here, is a veterinary medicine that has a strong hallucinatory effect on humans in dilute doses.

Experts said that more popular stars are blacklisted as suspects who used the drugs smuggled in by Yun.

The latest scandal is jolting the entertainment industry, already reeling following the suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon, who left a note accusing media and entertainment firms’ presidents of forcing her to have sex with them.

Ju is a hallyu (Korean wave) star in Japan and is now expected to lose opportunities to appear in Japanese media, let alone appearances on domestic TV programs or movies. He was scheduled to have a fan meeting in Tokyo next month.

Ju is a model-turned-actor who debuted in the 2006 drama “Princess Hours,” with the role of a crown prince of Korea. He recently starred in the movies “Antique” and “The Naked Kitchen” and the musical “Don Juan.” He was going to shoot the drama “Tokyo Tower” next month, but the role is going to be given to another actor.

Ju admitted to using drugs, saying he took them when he was drunk at a party at Ye’s house, according to police. Since both Ju and Ye are models-turned-actors, the entertainment industry expects other colleagues to be implicated in the scandal.

Many fans are disappointed. “I was surprised at the news of Ju’s drug use. Drug scandals involving entertainers seem to never end,” said Kim Dong-hyun, 28, a graduate student.

Many other entertainers have also been caught for drug use. Actress Hwang Su-jung was caught using philopon ― an amphetamine ― in November 2001. She was known for her elegant image, but an attempted comeback was unsuccessful even years after the scandal. Singer Psy, or Park Jae-sang, was caught in the same month for smoking marijuana. Actresses Sung Hyun-ah was caught for taking ecstasy in 2002; Kim Boo-seon for marijuana in 2004; and Ko Ho-kyeong for marijuana in 2006.

The drug busts of entertainers continued last year as well, including jazz vocalist Pak Sun-zoo and Steve Kim of hip hop group Uptown.

Some entertainers have campaigned for legalizing the use of drugs such as marijuana. Kim Boo-seon and singer Shin Hae-chul, both caught for drug use, have insisted that marijuana should be legalized in Korea.

However, the difference this time is that Yun and Ye smuggled the narcotics themselves ― police believe they did this to limit the possibility of exposure.

Some experts cited relatively light punishment on drug users as one of the key reasons behind the scandals. Some have successfully returned to the business years afterward.

Bae Kuk-nam, a culture critic, said, “They can make a return after drug scandals but their wrongdoing is engraved in people’s memories.”

Source: Korea Times

Actor Joo Ji-hoon Charged with Drug Use

Popular film star Joo Ji-hoon was booked Sunday for drug use. Police announced that Joo and several other stars are being investigated for distributing and using drugs. The narcotics unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said that arrest warrants are sought for actress Yun Seol-hee and model Ye Hak-young, who allegedly smuggled ecstasy tablets and ketamine from Japan.

The 27-year-old star of TV drama “Princess Hours” and films “Antique” and “The Naked Kitchen” was booked on the charge of drug use. The model-turned-actor admitted to using drugs at a party given at Ye’s house. He said that he was drunk when he took them. The latest drug scandal among celebrities has shocked the public as well as the entertainment industry itself. Although entertainers have often been caught for drug use, the recent drug bust was more shocking, because it involved one of the most promising hallyu stars and came in the wake of a still unresolved sex scandal, triggered by the suicide note of actress Jang Ja-yeon.: KB

Joo was scheduled to shoot “Tokyo Tower” next month, but the role is likely to be given to another actor. His involvement in the drug party is expected to cause quite a heavy monetary damage to production companies, which had planned on selling his dramas and films to Japan.

Source: KBS World


41 thoughts on “More Joo Ji Hoon’s drug scandal news

  1. i’m so…. shocked and sad for ji hoon.
    still wish him all the best….
    still LOVE YA…….

  2. Oh what a shame. Its a pity that all his hard work would go down the drain. Nevertheless, I will still give my support for his acting ability.

  3. i still like him!!! i feel bad for him that the police used him for publicity for the matter. Thousands..Millions of people in korea uses drugs. i don’t see them making the headline. i hope everyone stop making a big deal out of this and making it harder on him.

  4. yeah … it is a pity that he choose this kind of lifestyle. i think he’s getting better and better as an actor … and has so much more potential. though there’s a slim chance of this, i hope his career will not be totally ruined by this unfortunate event. i remember reading about one of my favourite Japanese directors, Toyoda Toshiaki who had also been arrested for drug use / possession which temporarily affected his career (some of his great movies are Blue Spring, 9 Souls, Tokyo Rampage and Hanging Garden). thankfully, he’s now directing again.

  5. do not believe that he took drug…..unbelieveable, nevertheless hope JJH can get out of this matter and start a new life ahead again……as he is a talented actor with such a charming charisma! So sad…..but will support JJH forever!!!!!

  6. I’m still love JJH, he is a great actor I hope everything goes well for him and he came back to acting soon. I Know that will no be Goon 2 but I love the first one. I will like to see he again in another drama.

  7. don be sad…continue fighting!!!don give up easily…everthing will be fine..hope to see you in TV as soon as posibble…good luck!!!!!love yarr….^^

  8. …From the look of that picture [of Ji hoon], he doesn’t look too bright…-sigh-.

    And I agree =/
    It’s not that surprising to see actors/actresses take drugs.

  9. if JJH have this accedintal mistake, it doesn t mean that people of korea can stop him of living…why can just those police catch those roots of this scandal …JU JI HOON we are at your side..we still love keep fighting.. i know how they let the inoccent take their product..i hope all of us can give him a chance..evrybody commit mistakes..we are only human…commit mistake…let us help HIM go UP and not letting HIM go down…JU we love you waiting for your movies.

  10. im pleding the people of korea to help JO JI HOON getting up for this messed. He is good person in real life hope can’tdiscourage Him.instead incourage Him. lets make our hand together and pray for Ju JI Hoon …surpass this small mistake.JU im your avid fan…your still the best for me hope see you in the movie very soon love you.

  11. It’s unfortunate that Ju Ji Hoon was hanging out with the wrong crowd… and the worst part was he was drunk wen he was offered to take the drugs… its sad

  12. I was shock and sad about the news. I still can’t believe that Ju used drugs. What the hell is wrong with u Ju?!? i’m not blaming him ofcours coz i know he’s a good person, just feel so sad with his condition. I really hope u get well soon and recover from this condition. anyway, chin up JJH..! Coz ur fans are supporting u. FIGHTING..FIGHTING..FIGHTING..!!! WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE U JU..!!

  13. im so sad about the news…
    im dissappointed too..
    i never imagine ji joon uses drug…
    but im still supporting you ji joon…

  14. There was no big due, everyone makes mistakes.
    We learn from mistake and not to repeat.
    that what life is.
    You are brave to admit your mistake and knows that you are wrong.
    Don’t feel sad as everyone all over the world still love and support you especially your family members.
    Ji Hoon ssi, cheer up and fighting you will overcome problems around you!
    Remember everyone has to go through bad or ever worst times.
    Just remember you are not alone.
    Cheers and always be happy!

  15. I just wanna say”I’m very disapointed with you joo,I love you so much but I dont believe you do it,you know that’s a big foult joo….you always been kind of boy so I will support you forever and ‘please don’t do it again ‘

  16. ooo.h.h.hh.. its a very shocked
    .about joo ji hoon its a very disapointing
    for many fans but joo ji hoon is still
    my best actor even he do that coz
    were only human ! yhez!!

  17. i was shocked when i found out what had happened to him. im very choosy when it comes to watching but i really appreciate what i watch in princess hours. i hope some day he will come back. yes i know his experiences but i believe in the phrase “there is no constant except change”. and i believe in the saying “get well soon”. so life will continue as long as you will know the value of it. i hope he will read this. i just want to say don’t lose hope God is still working for everyone. i hope this message can make you a little bit can cheer you up. thanks. God bless!

  18. Ahhhh…I’m so sad..I was hoping it was just all a rumor..well I’m still hoping that it is..I love JJH..and would love to see more of his acting

  19. so sad to know he got into scandal drug use. Hope he is learning a lot in military service and get many strength from inside. Get stronger Oppa…! I still believe he is a good person, he just lost his track for some unknown reason. I hope he will get the best… and he you will meet Yoon Eun Hye again… 🙂 I like Princess Hour a lot!

    Hwaiting Oppa Ji Hoon!

  20. Ju ji Hoon,

    We only love you.
    you are a best Model and Actor in Südkorea and Asia.

    You are super Attrcative and lovely.
    We wish to see you have.

  21. Ju ji Hoon,

    We only love you.
    you are a best Model and Actor in Südkorea and Asia.
    You are supper Attrcative and lovely.
    We wish to see you have in TV and Move.

  22. joo ji hoon is my favoriye model and actor so that i cant believe that he is like that,but joo ji hoon is my still idol and im still waiting 4 you 2 b mine joo ji hoon…………………..

  23. Joo ji hoon im so sad to that news, i believe that its not true .im here to be your # 1 fun, I LOVE YOU .i hope you can make another movies like princess hours,im still waiting for your next movie with hyun eun hae.

  24. ju, just because you did drug that dont mean that you are same person now. people change and just because one mistake dont get to down and dont answer to anyone. be stronge hope to see you in more dramas and movies. take care mary

  25. someday he would change and have a family that he will love please find yoon …you are a great couples…GOD BE WITH YOU …IT IS NOT TOO LATE…



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