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Taiwanese singer claims sex trade in Korea's show business

Estrella Lin, a former member of 3EP Beauties, claimed that she was being asked to 'sexually' entertain investors. -The Korea Herald/ANN

Sun, Aug 22, 2010
The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

S.KOREA - Estrella Lin, a former member of girl group 3EP Beauties from Taiwan, has claimed that she was being asked to 'sexually' entertain investors in exchange of her first debut album in Korea, according to news reports.

Lin also said that the majority of South Korean actors, actresses and singers are forced to trade their bodies to gain opportunities to enter show business in Korea and that is an unspoken rule in the country's entertainment industry.

Estrella left for Korea three years ago to develop her singing career but returned to Taiwan in December last year, saying she couldn't bear with being frequently asked to sleep with Korean investors any more.

The 30-year-old singer published a new book that details her experiences in Korea.

Lin detailed the tough times she had in Korea. She practiced dancing five hours a day and had to have painkilling shots every two weeks to relieve the pain in her worn knees.

She was also asked to change her birth year from 1980 to 1985, Lin said.

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