On March 13, Jung Joon Young released an official apology through his management agency MAKEUS Entertainment.
Jung Joon Young's apology is as follows:
I am writing this with embarrassment and a guilty conscience.
I, Jung Joon Young, arrived back in Korea on March 12 and realized the gravity of the situation.
It is already to late, but I want to deliver my sincere apology to the people who have given me attention and a second chance.
I admit to all of my allegations that have been reported.
I have filmed women without their consent, have distributed footage in chatrooms, and I have felt no guilt while doing so.
As a public figure, it was a very careless act that is worth receiving criticism.
I kneel on my knees with apology to the women in the videos who have faced the disgusting truth, and to everyone who have felt anger beyond disappointment and shock.
I will leave all the broadcasting activities that I was on, and will halt promotions in the industry.
I will let go of everything as a public figure, and look back at my unethical, illegal acts that are considered as a crime for the rest of my life.
Out of all, I want to apologize to the women who were harmed by my acts, to those who felt anger beyond disappointment, and to those who made me a public figure and supported me.
I will cooperate with the investigation which is set to start on the morning of 14th with sincerity. I will take all the punishment for my acts.
Once again, I deeply apologize. I am sorry.
March 12, 2019 Tuesday
Jung Joon Young
(Credit= Baik Seung-chul/SBS funE)