Agency sent ‘girl group’ to work as sex workers
Instiz is reporting that members of a K-pop girl group worked as high-end sex workers before and after their debut.
The girl group, which was not identified, was said to be sent by the agency to work at Tenpro, an industry which provides high-end sex services.
Tenpro is said to represent the top 10% of Korean girls, who represent intelligence and beauty in the country. Many sex workers – who don’t necessary provide sex, but other escort services – are typically university and college students. They earn up to $360,000 a year. The agency in question was said to have sent the girl group to Tenpro after it’d had financial difficulties before their debut. The girls did not provide sexual services, but did work with men.
After the group earned enough to debut, the girls were still unable to quit the high paying job as their expenditure on branded clothes and make-up increased as they got paid more. They continued to work as high-end sex workers without the agency’s knowledge.
The girls’ double lives were found out after a producer recognised them working at Tenpro. They immediately tried to hide from the producer, but it was too late after he told their agency.
Rumours quickly spread in the industry that their agency and CEO had sent them to work as sex slaves. They were reportedly punished by their agency.
The unnamed agency is said to be doing well currently, and the girl group still keeps in contact with other Tenpro workers.
EDIT: Prostitution in South Korea is illegal, but is estimated to be worth a $13 billion industry in Korea.