(Photo : YMC Entertainment ) K-Pop vocalist Ailee is back with "Magazine."
On November 10, 2013 Ailee suffered one of the most unimaginable experiences for a female entertainer. Unauthorized nude photos of the singer were leaked by the English Korean entertainment site Allkpop, creating a media frenzy to discredit Ailee as a K-Pop vocalist.
While many performers would have retreated from the public eye, Ailee strongly faced her fans and critics. In her new album, “Magazine,” Ailee constructively channels the pain and frustration for her scandal.
“Magazine” is the third mini album released by the 25-year-old singer, and it demonstrates her resiliency and the brilliance of her vocals. The album contains six tracks including an instrumental version of “Don’t Touch Me
With the Ailee nude photo scandal still going on, SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment unveiled conversations with Ailee’s ex-boyfriend.
On November 13, One Night of TV Entertainment sat down with a Dispatch reporter, who explained that the company received a phone call from someone, claiming to be Ailee’s boyfriend, trying to sell nude photos of the singer. The recording took place on July 19.
One Night of TV Entertainment also talked with Allkpop’s Korea Contents Representative, who explained that Allkpop received an offer to buy Ailee’s nude photos. Allkpop declined the offer, only to receive another email saying that the nude photos were already on the internet.
After the rep confirmed that the ex-boyfriend in the Dispatch call was working at Allkpop, One Night of TV Entertainment was able to directly speak with Ailee’s ex-boyfriend
The name “Ailee” has been topping the news headlines from local news agencies today, which reported on one U.S. K-Pop site‘s article on nude photos of a female who purportedly looked like Ailee pre-debut.
These photos generated various responses from fans and netizens in Korea and overseas, as well as the local media. Different reports regarding the source and validity of the photos were released, with several comparing past photos of Ailee to the female in the photos at issue, while others reported on the origin and leak of the photos.
In particular, local news agency Dispatch released details of a phone conversation that it had with Ailee’s alleged ex-boyfriend who claimed to be the source of these photos. In a phone conversation dated July 19, 2013, the “ex-boyfriend” approached Dispatch saying he had nude photos of Ailee and was wondering if Dispatch was interested in them
After a large storm formed with the revealing of nude photos, Ailee’s agency, YMC Entertainment has finally spoken on the matter.
On November 11, YMC Entertainment released a statement saying it will be taking legal matters on the person who leaked the photos of Ailee.
“While she was living in the US, Ailee was given an offer to be a model for a famous underwear company. The company told Ailee that she must take pictures in the nude for better examination of her body,” explained YMC Entertainment.
Ailee trusted that her personal information will be protected, but once the photos were sent out, the company in question cut all contact. Ailee reported the matter to the police but failed to see any results due to the lack of evidence. It was revealed that many other girls were also scammed in a similar matter