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[Weekly Up & Down] Park Si Yeon and Wheesung Once Again Caught Up in Controversies

Park Si Yeon Faces Chilling Public Responses After Her Drinking and Driving Accident

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Over the weekend, Park Si Yeon has been booked by the police for crashing while drunk driving in broad daylight. On the 17th she was involved in a fender bender after drinking in Songpagu, Seoul. As the police who were passing nearby witnessed the accident, they looked into the situation. At the time of the accident, Park Si Yeon’s blood-alcohol level reached 0.097%. Regarding this, Park Si Yeon’s agency Mystic Story released an apology explaining, “Park Si Yeon drank with an acquaintance at home on the evening of the 16th and drove out the next morning, thinking that she was sober. There had occurred a minor accident while she was driving, and took the sobriety test upon police’s request. Her level was enough to get her license revoked.” Park Si Yeon also uploaded an apology on her SNS. “I am regretting and deeply reflecting on my careless self,” she stated.

 

Park Ji Yoon Becames a Parent in Two Years of Marriage

Park Ji Yoon announced the birth of her daughter. “Not long ago, I finally met my healthy and pretty daughter. We are doing well from day to day with joy. I would like to express my gratitude to all those who have blessed me,” she wrote on her SNS along with a picture of a baby handkerchief. Fans and celebrities such as Sung Yu Ri left messages congratulating Park Ji Yoon in the comments. The singer plans to focus on childcare for the time being. Meanwhile, Park Ji Yoon and Cho Soo Yong, the co-chairman of Kakao, held a private wedding in March of 2019.

 

Wheesung Charged with Habitual Abuses of Propofol

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Wheesung has been indicted on charges of habitual uses of Propofol. He is suspected of multiple propofol injections during December last year. In 2013, he was questioned by the prosecutive services for alleged use of propofol while serving in the army. At the time, he was cleared of charges in July 2013 as he explained that it was for “treatment purposes.” He was also summoned by the police after being found twice knocked out after using drugs last year. After being tried at the Andong branch of Daegu District Court on the 19th, his sentence will be announced on the coming 9th of March.

 

‘Minari’ Youn Yuh Jung Now on Her 14th Crown

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Youn Yuh Jung’s name was engraved on the 14th trophy before she even knew. At the 10th awards ceremony held by The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) on the 21st, Minari was awarded the Screenplay Award and the Best Supporting Actress Award. Youn Yuh Jung has now won a total of 14 awards, including ones from L.A., Boston, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Columbus, Greater Western New York, San Diego, Music City, San Francisco, St. Louis, Discussing Film Critics Awards, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, (AWFJ), and Sunset Film Circle Awards. As Youn Yuh Jung constantly brings good news, the possibility of her being the first Korean actress nominated for the grand award at the Academy Awards is getting bigger. Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on March 15th, and the awards ceremony will be held on April 25th.

 

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