Previously, it was reported in Korean media that actor Lee Sun Kyun was the top star involved in recent drug abuse allegations. While a representative at the Incheon Police made a statement to the media confirming that Lee Sun Kyun had been blackmailed by a drug dealer in the case, his agency provided a vague statement that neither confirmed nor denied his involvement in drug abuse.
We are currently checking on the accurate facts about the suspicions raised towards Lee Sun Kyun. We plan to diligently and truthfully comply with the inspectors and investigations that will be carried out in the future.
— Hodu Entertainment
On October 23, 2023, Lee Sun Kyun himself provided a brief statement through his legal representative. Yonhap News called his agency upon allegations that his wife, actress Jeon Hye Jin had sold a building at a loss in order to pay the blackmail fees requested by the drug dealer. The drug dealer allegedly threatened Lee Sun Kyun due to his status and image. The legal representative denied that the sale of the building had anything to do with his case.
In addition, they denied knowing the “3rd generation Chaebol” that was involved in the investigations. The chaebol in question was said to be Hwang Ha Na, who is already widely known by the public for her previous drug abuse charges and relationship to JYJ‘s Yoochun. They claimed that “Lee only met the relative party for a simple meeting recently, and absolutely does not know the 3rd generation chaebol and trainee that is being mentioned in the case.”
On the other hand, with regard to questions on drug usage, things were kept short.
It is difficult to respond at the moment. We will diligently participate in investigations.
— Lee Sun Kyun through his legal representative
Lee Sun Kyun is a famous star who has created a positive image through his various works, Pasta, Parasite, and My Mister. He is married to fellow actress Jeon Hye Jin.