Seoul Court Legally Bars Park Yoochun From Any Entertainment Industry Activities as Korean Police Charge Park Yoo Hwan for Smoking Marijuana in Thailand in December 2020

These two are unrelated legal woes but it’s the same set of siblings and also happening in the same week span. Former high flying idol-actor Park Yoochun, who has been residing in scandal plagued exile for sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom in 2016 and subsequently a bunch more legal misconduct emerged or happened thereafter, has now been legally banned from engaging in any entertainment industry activity including appearing on television, promoting, or even appearing in advertisements. It was granted by a Seoul court on petition from his former agency which sued him for breach of contract and defamation after Yoochun switched agencies earlier this year. He released an album last week so this will make it neigh impossible to even stage any promotion in South Korea, not that he has any public appeal left there other than his diehard fans. It’s always the diehard fans lol that stick with oppa. As for Yoochun’s younger brother Park Yoo Hwan, who had his own scandal also in 2016 with a lawsuit from a woman who alleged a common law marriage with him and sued him for breaking up with her in an annulment, last week the Seoul police announced that it had charged Park Yoo Hwan for breaking drug laws for an incident where he smoked marijuana in Thailand with two friends back in December 2020 and was arrested there. In South Korea, the government can punish citizens for breaking its own laws even if it happened overseas, cue all the celebrities who get in trouble for gambling overseas for example. The Park brothers are like the unkillable insect species of the K-celeb bottom tier at this point so I won’t be surprised if they continue to make random news in the future.

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Ji Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Year End Drama Awards

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I Need Romance 3 with Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon Release Stylish Posters and Teaser

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