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Korean TikToker With Huge 55M+ Followers “Disappears” — Now Dealing with Courtroom Trial For Sexual Assault

He went radio silent for months, making his followers surprise the place he had gone.

27-year-old Web optimization Received Jeong, often known as “WonJeongMan” or @ox_zung, is Korea’s “most adopted” (non-celeb) TikTok content material creator with a large following of 55.6M.

Web optimization Received Jeong | @ox_zung/Instagram

After having gone viral for shouting, “Mama!” whereas re-creating different content material creators’ movies, Web optimization turned acknowledged in each Korea and all over the world because the “Mama Man.”

@ox_zung

#sew #이어찍기 #추천 #fyp #viral #xyzbca #korean #おすすめ

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – 원정맨 WonJeong – 원정맨 WonJeong

As of Might, he was chosen as one among “Forbes 30 Below 30 Asia 2023.”

Nevertheless, he stopped posting months in the past, along with his final TikTok video being from July 22, 2023. And to the shock of his followers who’ve puzzled about his disappearance…

| @ox_zung/TikTok

…Web optimization appeared on the South Korean information as “Influencer A” below investigation for the costs of sexual assault.

SBS reported, “Influencer A and one different man was arrested for sexually assaulting a girl.” The information detailed that “Influencer A” and the opposite man had drinks with “Girl B,” earlier than taking her to the opposite man’s home and raping her. “Girl B” is claimed to have known as the police, reporting that she “heard recording noises when she awoke after having fallen asleep” and that she “received sexually assaulted by each males.”

It has been confirmed that ‘Influencer A’ refused to open the door when the police confirmed as much as examine the scene. The hearth division needed to get entangled to pressure the door open.

— SBS

Whereas the preliminary information report didn’t reveal Web optimization’s identify or face, it included a blurred video within the background for reference—which was greater than sufficient for his followers to acknowledge.

Following the investigation, Seoul Gangnam Police Station has despatched the case to the prosecution. As of December 15, Web optimization faces as much as seven years in jail if discovered responsible for the sexual assault of an unconscious sufferer. Prices of unlawful filming have been dropped as a consequence of a scarcity of proof in Web optimization’s cellphone. Web optimization is claiming the intercourse had been consensual, although the reality might be unveiled through the first courtroom listening to scheduled for January 17, 2024.

Web optimization’s administration, SOONENT, is but to reply.

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