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'Sexual assault' K-drama

South Korean singer-actor Park Yoo Chun's first sexual assault accuser was indicted yesterday.

According to The Korea Times, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said the defendant, identified only by her surname Lee, is suspected of asking Park for money after having sex with him and threatening to go public with false claims that Park had raped her.

In June, Park, 30, was accused of rape by four women, but the charges were later dropped.

Lee, 24, had dropped the charges she made against Park, but Park lodged a counterclaim, saying she falsely accused him of sexual assault.

He had also filed charges against a second woman for making similar allegations.


Hallyu stars earn more than Japan, Taiwan actors

Korea boasts the highest paid actors, compared to Japan and Taiwan.

According to Taiwanese reports, South Korean actors Kim Soo Hyun, 28, and Gianna Jun, 34, earned up to 100 million KRW (S$120,000) each for an episode of the popular 2013 sci-fi romance drama My Love From The Star.

The second highest paid stars after Korea are Japanese actors Takuya Kimura, 43, and Ryoko Yonekura, 41. Kimura earned up to TWD$950,000 (S$40,000) for one episode of the 2015 Japanese TV drama I'm Home.

Yonekura, who stars in the popular Japanese TV series Doctor-X, recently accepted a high price of TWD$1.6 million for the show's fourth season.

Over in Taiwan, Taiwanese actress Ariel Lin, 33, commands TWD$400,000 for a 90-minute drama.

Fellow Taiwanese actor Lan Cheng Long earns TWD$250,000 per episode.


Don't Breathe tops US box office

Suicide Squad's three-week run at the top of the US box office has ended, no thanks to the little-known low-budget horror flick Don't Breathe, which made US$26.1 million (S$35.5 million) over the weekend.

The film, directed and co-written by Uruguayan Fede Alvarez, has nearly tripled its almost US$10 million production budget.

Starring Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Stephen Lang, Don't Breathe revolves around a group of friends who burgle a house, but find that its blind owner is not as helpless as he appears.

It is currently showing in cinemas here.


 

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