The late Goo Hara’s ex-boyfriend, hairstylist Choi Jong Bum, was released from prison earlier this month after serving his one-year sentence.
Jong Bum was jailed on July 2, 2020 for blackmailing the late K-pop star with sex videos. He was also charged for causing bodily harm, coercion, and destruction of property.
It was said that his actions — he blackmailed her in 2018 saying that he would send their sex tape to the media — had played a part in her death. Goo Hara was found dead in an apparent suicide on November 29, 2019.