Popular K-pop ballad singer Roy Kim will return to South Korea as soon as possible to face a police interrogation over an allegation that he was part of the online chat room where the arrested musician Jung Joon-young illegally shared sex videos, Roy Kim's management agency said Wednesday.
The police are currently working to summon the 26-year-old soloist, whose real name is Kim Sang-woo, over his potential involvement in the sex video scandal.
Kangin, a member of K-pop boy band Super Junior, also admitted Wednesday that he was also part of the controversial chat room but denied any illegal acts.
Super Junior's management agency Label SJ said in a press release that Kangin and Jung were in the same mobile chat room during the time that they were appearing together on a TV show three years ago.
"But the chat room closed (after) the program ended three years ago, and (he) cannot remember whether other people uploaded something or what kind of conversations took place there," Label SJ said.
"(Kangin) has never filmed or shared any illegal videos," it also said, adding he will cooperate in any police investigation if the police make a request.
A slew of K-pop stars have lost their careers in the wake of the scandal. Seungri and Jung both ended their show business careers.
Yong Jun-hyung of Highlight left the team after being found to be part of the chat room, while Lee Jong-hyun of CNBLUE is facing fans' calls to leave the band.
Choi Jong-hoon, a former member of rock band FT Island, is also facing a police charge that he shared sex videos online. (Yonhap)