Two women have been charged with blackmailing top actor Lee Byung-hun to disclose a video clip of the three exchanging lewd jokes unless they are paid millions of dollars, police said Monday.
The two women both in their 20's, including one who recently made her debut as a singer, are under probe at the Gangnam Ward Police Station for threatening the hallyu star, they said. The identity of the pair has not been released.
Police said the two women have been demanding that the actor pay them 5 billion won (US$5 million) if he does not want a video clip of the three people drinking and dirty-talking go public on the Internet. The video clip was recorded by a smartphone at the actor's residence last month.
Police said Lee reported the case on Aug. 28.
Police said they plan to issue arrest warrants if the two women are found to have threatened Lee. (Yonhap)