A recent Korean survey, based on 183 respondents out of 2000 entertainers, found that one out of five actresses was forced to provide sexual entertainment to influential figures or witnessed their colleagues being forced to do so.
This indicates the late Jang Ja-yeon, who committed suicide in March because of her coerced involvement in casting couch favours, was not an isolated victim in the Korean entertainment industry [more on Koreatimes]
It’s not surprising that such practise do exist, but the figure is quite astonishing nonetheless. I would have thought that only some dubious agencies would involve in these scandalous schemes… but the result (if trustable) shows that a few of the ‘reputable’ companies might be involved as well.
Meanwhile, CEO of Jang’s former agency has been arrested after being deported back from Japan where he had been hiding since the scandal was exposed.