Over the last few years, numerous scandals involving K-Celebrities have been revealed, with multiple involving the same person — an ex-trainee named Han Seo Hee. Her name has become notorious among those who enjoy Hallyu content for exposing celebrities and causing massive fallouts.
Here are all the scandals she has been involved in.
In 2017, ex-BIGBANG T.O.P was accused of smoking weed in relation to a YG stylist’s arrest, which he first denied and later admitted. During the investigation, a woman claimed that she smoked weed with T.O.P at his house while she was being investigated.
This woman was discovered to be then-YG Trainee Han Seo Hee, who was revealed to have been dating him at the time.
T.O.P would go on to attempt to take his life at this time, being hospitalized in critical condition before making a recovery. Netizens criticized the idol so much that he swore he would not promote in Korea again.
Han Seo Hee was also arrested and sentenced to four years of probation and 120 hours of drug treatment sessions for smuggling and buying cannabis and LSD.
2. Yoo Ah In and Kang Hyuk Min
In November 2017, Han was involved in an argument with actor Yoo Ah In after he made comments that netizens viewed as misogynistic. When ulzzang Kang Hyuk Min showed him support in a comment that said Han was “someone with pain in their heart,” the ex-trainee called him a “potential rapist.”
Kang was attacked over these claims, which were later debunked by police, and sued Han. Han then disclosed she had been diagnosed with panic disorder and depression and asked for understanding from the public.
During the time Han Seo Hee declared herself a feminist, she made comments about not considering transgender women as women. Harisu, Korea’s first transgender celebrity, fired back in a statement that included a section where she mentioned women who no longer had reproductive parts, questioning if Han also didn’t see them as women.
Harisu faced backlash over the statement and apologized as Han continued to speak on the subject.
In 2019, previous confessions made during the T.O.P case would lead to an investigation of ex-iKON member B.I. Dispatch released an exclusive report where they revealed messages showing B.I discussed buying LSD from Han.
It was further revealed that Yang Hyun Suk had forced her to change statements in 2016 not to implicate B.I. B.I. would then leave iKON and embark on a solo career.
Han’s then-partner Jung Da Eun would make several allegations against then-MONSTA X‘s Wonho, saying he had a history of aggravated theft and drug use, in addition to owing them money.
Han supported these claims, saying that Jung Da Eun was becoming like her now that they were dating.
Wonho was cleared of the drug allegations but left MONSTA X after an investigation by Dispatch.
6. MONSTA X’s Shownu
During the allegations against Wonho, Han Seo Hee shared that Jung Da Eun had received an email accusing Shownu of pursuing a married woman.
Starship Entertainment clarified the claims in a statement, saying that Shownu had contacted the woman before her marriage and did not find out until much later.
7. Yang Hyun Suk
Yang Hyun Suk resigned from his position during the B.I scandal and was then investigated for blackmail over his alleged threats made to Han Seo Hee.
During court proceedings, it was revealed the two had a much deeper relationship, as Yang allegedly met with Han more than ten times while she worked at a high-end brothel.
While he was initially acquitted in November 2023, this was vacated, and he was sentenced to 6 months in prison and one-year probation.
8. Ahn Hyo Seop
Han Seo Hee’s latest involvement in scandals involves actor Ahn Hyo Seop. In late January, Han supposedly leaked alleged messages between her and the actor, showing a closer-than-expected relationship.
She stated they were fabricated, but it was reported on February 8 that Ahn had filed a lawsuit against Han for defamation and slander, among other things.
Han’s life has been filled with more controversy than most and she has definitely left an impact on the K-Entertainment industry.