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Kim Sung-hoon, head of the late (”Boys over Flowers”) actress Jang Ja-yeon’s former management agency, was arrested in Japan, police said Wednesday.
Kim had been placed on a wanted list on suspicions of forcing up-and-coming actresses, including Jang, to provide sexual favors to showbiz and media VIPs.
Gyeonggi Province police said Japanese officers who had been tipped off about his presence apprehended the 42-year-old at a hotel that afternoon.
He had been hiding out in Japan, defying repeated requests to return to Seoul for questioning.
Kim left the country in March after Jang was found dead in what was ruled a suicide. He fled after Jang’s suicide note, containing the names of public figures she was allegedly forced to have sexual relations with in exchange for raising her media exposure was made public.
Kim has been suspected of being the mastermind behind such deals.