Baek Jae Hyun (pictured) is a comedian and film director from South Korea. This week, he confessed to molesting another man in a sauna, but insists he’s “not gay.”
The incident happened in the wee early hours on May 17. Baek was hanging out at a 24-hour sauna in Seoul. At around 3 a.m., he entered a room to perform oral sex on a man who was napping. When the man awoke, he reported Baek to police, who later arrested him.
According to authorities, Baek told them he’s “not gay” and that the whole thing was a drunken “mistake.”
“The suspect molested the victim by touching and sucking his genitals multiple times,” police told media, “and also touching and licking the victim’s chest, making him feel sexually humiliated against his will.”
This is not the first time gay rumors have swirled around the 45-year-old celebrity, which he has always denied, calling them “shocking” and “nonsense.”
Though there are no laws against same-sex sexual activity in South Korea, the stigma surrounding homosexuality still prevents many LGBT Koreans from living openly.
Police said they plan to send Baek’s case to a prosecutor.
h/t: Gay Star News