TV personality Amy returned to Korea after she was ordered deportation five years ago. She expressed her willingness to make a fresh start but stressed that she has no plans for future broadcasting activities.
Yesterday, Amy was admitted into Korea via Incheon International Airport. This is her first time stepping on Korean soil in five years since she was forced out of the country in Dec 2015 after she was found guilty of taking psychotropic drugs.
Amy stood in front of reporters and expressed her feelings, saying, “I can’t explain my feelings with words yet. It still hasn’t hit me, and I’m thinking about meeting my family first.”
When she was asked about the reason behind her return, she answered, “The five years (prohibition of entry) has ended. I want to be with my family, and I want to start anew.” About her possible return to the entertainment industry, she shared, “I have no specific plan.”
Amy was put on trial in 2012 for taking propofol and was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of probation in November of the same year. Amy, a US national, stayed in Korea after writing a law-abiding pledge not to raise objections even if she was forced to leave the country once she violates the law again, but was fined for administering Zolpidem in 2014 when she was still on probation. Eventually, the Seoul Immigration Office ordered Amy to leave the country for five years.