Police are investigating allegations of drug use and violence surrounding former Winner member Nam Tae-hyun and Seo Min-jae, a contestant on reality TV show “Heart Signal 3.”
The claim was made by Seo on Saturday night via his Instagram post.
“Nam Tae-hyun made Philopon [methamphetamine]“, wrote Seo. “I have his syringe somewhere in my room or in the closet of my workplace. He also hit me. Nam Tae-hyun and I are drug addicts.”
She posted a photo of her and Nam along with the claim.
The post has since been deleted, but some people who saw it reported it to the police.
Police said on Sunday they had started investigating the case “to see if there is any truth to the allegations”.
Nam’s agency made no clear statement on Sunday afternoon, other than verifying whether the claims are true with the artist.
Seo and Nam are co-owners of a coffee bar in Yongsan District, central Seoul. The two were not publicly known to be a couple prior to this incident.
Seo participated in the third season of Channel A’s reality show “Heart Signal”, which aired in 2020.
Nam debuted as a K-pop singer in 2013 as a member of boy band Winner. He left the group in 2017 and founded his own music label The South in 2017.
BY LEE JIAN [[email protected]]