Hwang Ui-jo (30-FC Seoul) has been linked to a sex scandal that is spreading like wildfire.
A woman exposed Hwang’s personal life on social media (SNS) on May 25. The post reads, “I am a woman who dated Hwang Ui-jo. He acted as if he was in a relationship with someone and gaslighted numerous women by avoiding establishing a relationship because he had to go abroad again. Many women were similarly victimized, including many celebrities,” she wrote온라인바카라.
Along with the expose, the woman posted a video of Hwang’s face and a video of him removing his top. As the controversy grew, the video was taken down.
Hwang Ui-jo’s side announced a strong response. Hwang’s agency, UJ Sports, said, “We have confirmed that unfounded rumors and sexual slander have been circulated regarding Hwang’s personal life, and we have been requesting and monitoring an investigation into those responsible for creating and spreading the rumors since immediately after the incident.” They added, “We are currently uploading the video to social networking services.
“We are now clarifying that all of the content uploaded through social networking services is untrue, and we will take strong legal action against those responsible for disseminating and spreading illegally obtained information about the athlete’s personal life, and for damaging the athlete’s reputation. We strongly condemn the damage caused to our players by unverified falsehoods and leaks of their personal information, and we will take strong action against the spread of reckless rumors.”
Despite the organization’s official stance, the number of fake social media accounts claiming to be victims continues to grow. There has been an explosion of unidentified accounts claiming to be victims and promising to share videos.
In response to the situation, Hwang’s representatives provided an additional statement. “We would like to inform you that during our continuous monitoring, we found a number of cases where accounts were created by spreading falsehoods related to Hwang Ui-jo and our company, and then switched to general accounts by changing their IDs,” UJ Sports said.
“At this time, we are not communicating with anyone outside of law enforcement. We would like to inform you that all of the information being circulated is false, and we will take legal action against any accounts that are impersonating agency officials or uploading untrue information after further collection. We hope there is no further damage.”
Hwang joined Seoul on a six-month loan from Nottingham this season. His contract runs until the 30th of this month. Hwang’s resurgence was signaled in June when he scored his first goal in a year in an A match.
On June 24, he started the 19th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 against Suwon Samsung and ended the farewell match with a win. After the match, he said, “I don’t know exactly about my future yet. I’m talking to Nottingham a lot, and there’s a possibility I could stay in Seoul,” Hwang said after the game.