S.E.S Shoo admits she is the female idol who owed 600-million won in gambling debts
On August 2nd, in a report by Kyunghyang Newspaper that a former girl group member had been sued by two acquaintances of a total of 600 million won for gambling at a Korean casino only opened for foreigners, as she had not paid them back.
The case was filed on July 12th, as it gains attention for it being celebrity case and gambling debt.
S.E.S Shoo’s agency, RUN Entertainment has previously denied the claim but Shoo confirmed her involvement herself, “I decided to reveal myself as the person in question after seeing Eugene’s name appear on the real-time search results and her gain suspicion. Regardless of the reason, I deeply apologize for causing such an uproar. I’m deeply apologetic towards those who love and care for me. There were reports that denied that I was the one being sued, but I never denied those reports myself, nor did those close to me. I think there was a communication error.
“In this situation where I didn’t know much about the rules of gambling, I lost a lot of money and came to fall under tremendous debt. In this situation, there was the repetition of this vicious cycle. It is true that I have run into a debt of 600 million won, but it is not true that I borrowed all that money to gamble it off. It also includes money I borrowed for some other unavoidable reasons. I’m now aware of how scary gambling can be. I will repay the borrowed money and not cause such a stir again,” Shoo said.
Netizens previously claimed it was fellow S.E.S member Eugene, which her agency, C9 Entertainment denies, “There have been continuous inquiries towards Eugene herself and the company since the morning. Currently, Eugene, who is pregnant in her full-term, is very shocked. It is not true. Eugene does not play any games in general.”