Sister-in-law faces four years in prison for releasing sex tapes of South Korean football star

By Hoang Trang   March 1, 2024 | 05:06 pm PT
Sister-in-law faces four years in prison for releasing sex tapes of South Korean football star
South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo. Photo by Instagram/@hwanguijo_official
Prosecutors have requested a four-year prison sentence for Lee, the sister-in-law of South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo for distributing sex tapes of him with multiple women.

During a court hearing on Wednesday, prosecutors asked the Seoul Central District Court to sentence Hwang Ui-jo's sister-in-law Lee for sexual assault after she released sex tapes of the national striker last summer.

"I have caused significant harm to the victims. I truly regret my actions," Hwang Ui-jo's sister-in-law said during the hearing. Previously, on Feb. 20, Lee admitted her crime through a handwritten letter to the court. She confessed to leaking sex tapes of her brother-in-law, with the intent of revenge and to "teach him a lesson."

Sources at the Seoul Central District Court revealed that Hwang had filed for leniency for his sister-in-law. However, a female victim who appears in the sex tape requested a heavy penalty against Lee.

"Four years is too short. We will not be lenient," the victim's lawyer said during the hearing.

According to JoongAng Daily, Lee striker is currently detained and charged with distributing sex videos and blackmail.

Hwang's sex scandal broke out last June when a series of explicit videos of him with multiple women leaked online.

He was accused of secretly filming sex scenes with them without their consent. The 31-year-old striker, who is playing for Turkish club Alanyaspor, on loan from Premier League side Nottingham Forest, was put under investigation.

He was also banned from the South Korea national football team during the investigation.

In November 2023, police detained Hwang's sister-in-law Lee and accused her of releasing the sex tapes. At that time, Lee denied the accusations, saying her phone was hacked and vowed never to harm her brother-in-law.

Before joining Nottingham Forest in 2022, Hwang spent three years at French club Bordeaux. He was called up to the national team in 2015 and has scored 19 goals in 62 appearances.

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