Korean singer Ailee has become embroiled in a nude photo scandal after compromising photos of her surfaced online recently, reported Korean media.
The 24-year-old’s management agency YMC Entertainment stepped forward on Monday to explain the situation, and said the photos were taken while she was staying in the US, before she embarked on a career in showbiz.
YMC Entertainment said Ailee was cheated by unscrupulous parties into posing nude for the photos, which they had claimed were necessary to judge her suitability for a modeling job with a well-known underwear label.
The singer only agreed to pose nude because she believed these people would keep things confidential, but she never heard from them again and didn’t get the modelling job.
Ailee then reported the matter to the police and found out that these people have been using the same ploy on female university students in the area.
The perpetrators of the scam were never caught.
“The event is a painful memory for her. We hope fans can help her avoid ever going through deeper pain, and continue working hard,” said YMC Entertainment.
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