Lee Se-young of ‘SNL Korea’ under Fire for Alleged Sexual Harassment

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Actress Lee Se-young (left) has recently posted a hand-written letter of apology (right) on social media.
Actress Lee Se-young (left) posted a hand-written letter of apology (right) on social media.

Actress Lee Se-young of tvN comedy skit program “SNL Korea 8” is accused of sexually harassing members of the boy bands B1A4, Infinite and Block B.

In an online video titled “Behind the casting of B1A4” uploaded to Facebook on Saturday, viewers noticed Lee and other female staff members inappropriately touching the idol singers. That led to the discovery of further video evidence that they had done the same to members of Infinite and Block B as well.

Although “SNL Korea” producers issued an apology on Sunday, netizens noticed that their statement did not include a mention of other idol group victims, leading to further outrage. Ilgan Sports reported Monday that Lee would leave the show, with a producer allegedly saying, “Not only will she leave, but she will also issue an apology regarding the situation.”

The actress joined the cast of the show as a regular in 2014. Whether she will leave other television jobs is yet to be decided.

 

By Chung Jin-hong

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