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Celebrity A Ordeal Spreads Overseas

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2011.12.27 13:33 Mwave Lee, JinHo

Although it’s now moved somewhat away from the spotlight in Korea, news of the incident involving celebrity A’s sex video is now spreading overseas to Japan, China and Taiwan.

On China’s most representative portal site, Baidu, hundreds of articles on the ‘A incident’ can be found with a simple search. The articles contain A’s real name, along with screen caps of the video. As netizens in China have started searching up the issue, A’s debut, marriage anniversary and divorce dates have also gone global.

Celebrity A Ordeal Spreads Overseas

Certain articles in Taiwan and Hong Kong also list A’s real name along with the video, and in the case of Japan, there are no official articles, but the video, along with A’s real name, is spreading through various blogs.

Everything started when B, who asserted that he was A’s former boyfriend, posted on his blog on December 5 a sex video featuring a woman who looks like A, under the title ‘Sex video of A’. He uploaded not only the video, but also A’s passport photos and hospital records, claiming that he was imprisoned and assaulted by A and her family. Later on, he revealed nine more high resolution photos of A.

All of this information uploaded in the original blog is now finding its way to the global web. Officials state that the harm caused to A’s image is unthinkably huge.

A legal official stated, “In Korea, the information can be deleted through the Cyber Terror Response Center, but it’s difficult for them to gain control over overseas articles and blog posts. Great damage is being done to A’s reputation.”

As of this post′s publish time, there have been no official news articles in Korea confirming A′s identity, due to the potential liability and high probability of a lawsuit for defamation.

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