Art Gravia models Jang Joo, Si Ra, and Woo Yo alleged that their agency CEO had sexually assaulted them.
On July 25, adult models Jang Joo, Si Ra, and Woo Yo alleged that they had been suffering from continuous sexual abuse by Art Gravia CEO “J.”
Art Gravia is an NSFW online publication that sells adult pictures online.
During the livestream, the models alleged that the publication’s CEO had sexually assaulted, illegally filmed, and threatened them.
I first met the CEO at a hotel in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do. When I would reject his advances, he told me, You’ve experienced this before, just enjoy it. He then told me not to tell anyone. When I tried to film with other people at the company, the CEO would retaliate financially, and because of this, I had to stay silent.
— Jang Joo
The models shared equally horrifying accounts of abuse by the CEO and revealed that they had stayed silent in fear of financial retribution.
While filming, the CEO got on top of me and even filmed the assault. I asked him to delete the footage, but he ignored me. He also told me to focus and to enjoy it and that I was weird for thinking what he was doing was weird. I was also staying silent in fear of financial retribution, but I spoke up after hearing other models had also been assaulted.
— Si Ra
Kang In Kyung, a fellow model, then revealed a recorded phone conversation she had with the CEO. In the phone call, Kang In Kyung asks the CEO why he had sexually assaulted Jang Joo.
- “Why did you touch Jang Joo?”
- “Jang Joo was… Ha… I think I’m going crazy.”
The CEO then can be heard asking Kang In Kyung to help him and for her to testify that his relationships with the models were consensual.
If you say that you are going to help them (victims), then whether I did those things or not, I’ll be seen as guilty. The only way I live is if you say that (the things I did with them) were consensual.
— “J” Art Gravia CEO
Meanwhile, Art Gravia’s CEO has reportedly denied all allegations during a police investigation. Stay tuned for updates.