Spycams, sex abuse and scandal: #MeToo reaches Korean pop

A wave of sexual assault cases has swept South Korea but the lucrative K-pop industry remained relatively untouched. Two cases this month, though, have begun a reckoning For many South Koreans, the admission by a young man that he voyeurism epidemic especially in a week when two men were arrested for allegedly Seungri, a member of the internationally popular boyband Big Bang, have snowballed into overlapping sex and corruption scandals that have exposed K-pops dark underbelly and prompted a backlash among all but the most obsessive fans. Jung said he would retire from showbusiness and admitted that he had shared with members of a chatroom footage of him having sex with several women without their knowledge. Members of the chatroom …

Andr Previn, the classical maestro who knew the value of pop culture | Petroc Trelawny

His charismatic TV appearances won the conductor huge fame and introduced millions to Mozart and Grieg In 1977, Andr Previn was so famous that he had his own chatshow on BBC1. In one episode, wearing an expensive-looking brown suede safari jacket with big collar, and clutching his oversize glasses in his hands, he introduces the studio audience to Jonathan Miller. They discuss Millers new production of The Merchant of Venice, the director going on to predict the slow disintegration of English theatre. Its a real spirit-of-the-age moment. There is no apology for the elevated tone of their conversation; the format is simple two cultural polymaths ruminating on the arts on primetime television. Television was a medium that the conductor understood …

Trump donor who owned spa linked to Kraft arrest offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …

Amy Klobuchar tells ‘dirty joke’ about Robert Kraft prostitution charge

Presidential hopeful speaks to Gridiron dinner in Washington, where Ivanka Trump says father enjoys poking fun at the press Amy Klobuchar, the US senator from Minnesota who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, was her partys speaker at the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night. Klobuchar promised the audience of politicians and media figures at the Renaissance Washington Hotel her remarks would be shorter than a Robert Kraft visit to the Orchids day spa. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots and a friend of Donald Trump, has been the New York Times reported on what it called a $3bn-a-year sex industry that relies on pervasive secrecy, close-knit ownership …