Agency sent ‘girl group’ to work as sex workers

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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.

Do you think the agency should be revealed, so an investigation can take place? Join in the discussion here.

EDIT: Prostitution in South Korea is illegal, but is estimated to be worth a $13 billion industry in Korea.


  1. Russ

    September 4, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Part of the an agency’s responsibility is to protect their talent, NOT whore them out as escorts.
    Whichever agency did this needs to have their license revoked and their talent redistributed to reputable agencies. This really is unforgivable.

    • ChanWu Suck

      November 25, 2014 at 3:04 am

      The girls probably enjoyed it. Many Korean girls become prostitutes when they leave Korea so I would think they are addicted especially if they had foreign men as clients

      • mikedo2007

        November 25, 2014 at 3:05 am

        So by your logic, does that applied to Russians, Chinese, Japanese, and your mom too??

        • ChanWu Suck

          November 25, 2014 at 4:08 am

          There are far more Koreans in prostitution. My friend owns a brothel where most of his girls are Korean. Most are “studying English” whilst earning cash on their back. They go back to Korea and never say a word. Chinese not so much and same for Japanese. Russians-very few. Korean women simply loved to be screwed by white guys- I have had dozens and Ive never had to go there to do it. Just hang around a English school in any western country- easy as anything

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:26 am

            “My friend owns a brothel where most of his girls are Korean.”

            Nice to admit that, now if only I can report this to the FBI and Interpol.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:28 am

            not that it would do any good as it is legal where he is. You can make money easy with these girls

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:31 am

            Ever heard of the RICO act??


            Your friend’s brothel and your ass will be in jail for violating this act.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:34 am

            typical – you think the whole world runs according to the laws of the United States lmfao. I will wait for that knock on the door…

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:36 am

            If you’re in the United State, then you’ll be arrested. Even if you’re not, then I will forward this message to the FBI and Interpol. They can trace your IP address (don’t even bother using your IP blocking software, they can still trace it) back to whatever country you’re from.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:39 am

            your taking too much crack and I will report you to your local state mental institution. You seem to be jealous and nothing more..and what crimes exactly professor have I committed (and on what evidence?) lmfao – is the education system in the US really that bad?

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:44 am

            You just (dumbfully) admitted into take part in having sex, and you just admitted your friend has a brothel, that’s enough evidence to report it to the FBI and interpol.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:47 am

            please tell me professor what will the FBI do when it is fully LEGAL in my country??
            Sounds like Mikey Do is just upset that you cant get any action.
            Picking up girls and having sex is not illegal in any country and if my country allows brothels- so be it. go on…admit it….you are jelous!!

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:51 am

            No I hate sex trafficking and your comment disgust me. Whether legal or not, I’ve already sent the report to the FBI. I hope you’re location are not China or Russia.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:54 am

            great work professor! how exactly am I sex trafficking? please do tell. you are not one of these extremist religious types with a gun are you? or one of thoes guys who sits at home playing video games all day?

            Now please go ahead and tell everyone how I am trafficking simply by picking up girls outside of an English school and screwing them?
            I await your highly educated reply…

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 5:06 am

            Damn! looks like he has gone…I was just starting to have fun with this guy…oh well.

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 5:11 am

            Nope, I’m not.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 5:17 am

            in any case, if my friend owns a brothel -good luck to him. If I get lucky -good on me. I hate traffickers just as much as you. My observations are that most Korean girls who travel abroad at some time work in the sex industry. They do this on their own free will (at least the ones I have seen) to earn cash to survive (but mostly to buy luxury goods) it happens. In your country, in some states prostitution is legal or at least tolerated.

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

            Dude, do you have to throw in that nasty comment about Korean women loving white men. If you say that: then I will say Japanese women love Korean man, because this video said so and it’s true according to many people observation:


            Oh and most of people in US that watch Korean dramas are White and hispanic females (aged 20’s-30’s):



            Guess all the young white and Spanish girls from the US would all want to work at a Korean brothels too if they want to live in South Korea so they can make their K-drama fantasy come true. Because everybody knows Korean man are sexy and attractive like Korean dramas show, right???

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

            Most Japanese I know (and I have lived in Japan for a number of years) do not prefer Korean men. Only a very small number do but all of my Japanese friends do agree that they are girly. No-one I know wants to live in a backward place like South Korea- it is a pretty retarded place for a western/any sane person to live (that is why so many Koreans leave Korea). It is the most regressed country I have ever been to and tries its hardest to imitate a developed western country. It is a nation of prositution.

            Korean society is misogynsitic where women are never equal and are treated like crap (just like this article above demonstrates). The larger Korean society is totally xenophobic and the only way any western woman would be able to work there in a brothel is by trafficking at the behest of the corrupt Korean government. Korean brothels are full of trafficked chinese women from rural china (and north korean refugees). That Korean car you probably drive is most likely made from stolen Japanese technology and built by wife-bashers who hate anyone non-korean.

            Most Korean men I have seen are very femimine, sexy is in the eye of the beholder but I do not see plane loads of women from around the world breaking their asses to go to Korea to hook up with one. Even the Korean women I know will not go back to dating them after they have had a western guy (black or white). They all say they are nothing but mommy’s boys and never manly.

            Like I have said elsewhere- just go to Korea and try and get a normal job and appartment etc- see how far you get. Enjoy the mandatory AIDs test and the people talking about you right infront of your face everyday. Enjoy being spat at -just like so many of my white girl friends have who have lived there.

            It is interesting to see all of this Korean-worship here but I am very certain that most of these “artists” probably couldn’t give a toss about foreign people and most probably don’t want foriegners living in Korea. This is why Koreans never mix when they live abroad- “Korea-towns” are clear evidence of their regressed xenophobia (mostly established and driven from what I believe is korean man envy of western guys -black or white stealing “their” women).

          • mikedo2007

            November 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm

            Yeah well if Japan is great then why was it acknowledged that South Korea outcool Japan, I mean Japan has been losing it’s cool for the last few years:






            Also Japan has major racism problem like barring foreigner from entering, and putting up sign like “no foreigner allowed”, and oh I just went to South Korea recently I never seen any “no foreigner allowed” sign when this is common in Japan. Also the Korean government seem to be supporting muticultural families according to these:



            Also you’re not going to see any Japanese TV broadcasting this:


          • ChanWu Suck

            November 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm

            Japanese TV does not broadcast this type of thing but the FACT that it is made an entertainment spectacle SPEAKS VOLUMES about Korea. LOOK! foreigner with Korean!! chin cha! wow how could they?? (I bet it has high ratings).
            Please tell me how many “developed” countries have this kind of thing broadcast by their national broadcaster?? do tell..(if this isn’t a racist event on an industrial scale nothing is..)

            I never trust anything written by a PhD researcher who probably gets his paycheck from the Korean government.
            Newsweek is hardly a source that has credibility.

            Ever had a car accident in Korea? -just see how it goes with the police and let me and the whole world know when it doesn’t go down too well for you..(even when you did nothing wrong)

            Tell me how did you go trying to get a job outside of English teaching/living in the shadows doing crappy sweatshop labor?-do tell me how you got that office job.

            Get ripped off blindly by an employer there?- let me know how you managed to sort that one out. (this is why no-one really stays there for long- even academics)

            Did you manage to rent an apartment? -really? no way that is so racist!!

            Ever tried to get citizenship or residency there without marrying someone? -good luck to you..it ain’t happening.

            Korea never had or ever will have “cool” -they are way to regressed. It is simply a second world country that does its best to imitate a first world one. They were all farmers before the Korean war and thanks to the west they now have a better life. They will never lead- only follow.

            Without their prostitution (worth 13 billion to them) they would only be known for making the crap low quality products (with stolen technology) that we tolerate today.

          • mikedo2007

            November 27, 2014 at 1:56 am

            After reading this comment, it appears that you look like a Japanese supremacist/weeaboo from reading this. You never criticized Japan, but only South Korea.

            “Japanese TV does not broadcast this type of thing but the FACT that it is made an entertainment spectacle SPEAKS VOLUMES about Korea. LOOK! foreigner with Korean!! chin cha! wow how could they?? (I bet it has high ratings).Please tell me how many “developed” countries have this kind of thing broadcast by their national broadcaster?? do tell..(if this isn’t a racist event on an industrial scale nothing is..)”

            If you want Japan not to be viewed as xenophobic as many foreigner in Japans said, then why didn’t broadcast a special showing a Japanese person marrying a non-Japanese on live TV, why is that not a problem in South Korea, but Japan can’t??

            “I never trust anything written by a PhD researcher who probably gets his paycheck from the Korean government.Newsweek is hardly a source that has credibility.”

            Yeah and you speak like a Japanese propaganda too. How do I know you don’t get your money from Japan, you’re trolling on this site.

            “Ever had a car accident in Korea? -just see how it goes with the police and let me and the whole world know when it doesn’t go down too well for you..(even when you did nothing wrong)”

            This happen in Japan too:



            And Japanese police are very incompetent:





            “Tell me how did you go trying to get a job outside of English teaching/living in the shadows doing crappy sweatshop labor?-do tell me how you got that office job.”

            You didn’t read about Japan’s notorious trainee program have you:





            As far as I know, I never heard of South Korea having something like this. Unless you got evidence as in a weblink (a recent one, not from 1990’s) to validate that.

            “Get ripped off blindly by an employer there?- let me know how you managed to sort that one out. (this is why no-one really stays there for long- even academics)”

            This happen all the time in Japan too.

            “Did you manage to rent an apartment? -really? no way that is so racist!!”

            Read this: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/04/23/issues/student-seeking-kyoto-flat-told-no-foreigners-allowed/#.VHYEnIvF98E

            When I was in South Korea, I never had any discrimination faced toward me. You said you lived in Japan, you should’ve faced 1 (or more) discrimination in there because it’s rampart:



            You know what after this, I’m done talking to you. You’re a weeaboo, and everytime I show you evidence that Japan is doing something wrong you never agreed with me (I don’t know if I should believe you lived in Japan or not because you haven’t back up any of your talk with real evidence like I did). This is the last time I’m talking to you.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

            I have no connection to Japan- it is you who seems to be trolling (with people who disagree with you). I have lived in both Japan and South Korea (how long have you lived in South Korea? can you speak Korean?) additionally, I have lived in 7 other countries for a period of 18 months minimum (each).
            South Korea was one of the most backward racist places I have ever been to.

            I openly challenge you to go and immigrate there and achieve the same standard of living that you have in the United States of America.
            Put your money where you mouth is! – I know that you wont because this is why your family has moved to the United States and not some other country -to escape backwardness, racism and regressed dysfunction. If South Korea is so damn good, why are you not living there???

            By the way, Debito is known in Japan as a overly sensitive person with an axe to grind against the Japanese. I suspect he creates friction so as to earn a living more than anything.
            Citing articles that were written in 1990 is hardly good “evidence” is it?
            Exploitation occurs in every country- including the United States.

            Your facts are not evidence of widespread abuse- they are simply incidences. Once again, please show me evidence of plane loads of white girls flocking to South Korea to marry a Korean guy, and secondly that there are Korean dramas on prime time slots on commercial free to air (and paid) broadcasters in major western countries. Show me evidence of western people breaking their necks to go and live in South Korea. You can only show obscure websites, evidence of cultural seminars, cultural events etc etc.

            The fact that the South Korean taxpayer has to bankroll such pop culture speaks volumes about its quality- it will not survive on its own in a free market.

            You are simply a victim of South Korean government “soft power”. Unlike you, I can see right through it.

            The Internet belongs to everyone. This page does not belong to you and just because someone does not agree with you does not make them a troll. By excluding difference of opinion says that you are against free speech (have you ever read your own constitution?- ops I forgot, you are only American when it suits you- hence calling yourself Asian-American)You are simply a jealous person who does not believe in the freedoms of the United States (did you vote for Obama? lol)

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 6:32 pm

            By the way, the links do not give a breakdown of ethnicity. I bet the viewers are mostly Asian -amercians and not whites. In many countries that have large numbers of first and second generation Asian populations they all seem to gravitate towards Japanese/ Korean/ Chinese pop culture. The “heelokpop”facebook is evidence of this with only relatively small numbers of other ethnicities.

          • mikedo2007

            November 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

            No one of the link I gave you has the breakdown of people that watch K-dramas on Dramafever, majority of people that watch K-dramas on Dramafever are white and Hispanic. I don’t think Dramafever is lying, and K-dramas are very popular in Latin America too.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 26, 2014 at 6:58 pm

            It is a stretch to say the least- all of them do not give any figures- they only state that some people watch them. I cannot in my country watch any of this by terrestrial TV and it is really only a very niche market. Dramafever do not give a breakdown on ethnicity at all and I am almost certain that it is the Asian minority groups (who live in western countries) who watch them. Just did a survey out of 20 of my female friends (all white) and none of them are even interested in Korean drama or have even heard of it but my ethnically Asian friends (who were not born in Asia) have.
            The closest exposure to anything Korean in their life is a samsung phone and a hyundai car -that is all. It really is a very very niche market and eventually it will die out as soon as something new from China or Japan comes out.

            I am guessing that African television broadcasters do not have the funds to secure any of the “western” dramas (as it is an emerging market). Sorry- Cuba has been cut of from the rest of the world for so long anything foreign there would be popular. The day that I can visit the UK, Germany, Australia, Russia etc and watch Korean drama on a mainstream commercially operated broadcaster prime-time is the day your dream will come true.

            Even this website is not that popular (statistically) and most visitors come from the United States- this does not translate into “white” people (just see who is in the facebook fan page for this website) to see what I mean. It really is a ethnically Asian driven phenomena. Good luck to it but I don’t think watching a bunch of feminine pansy boys with girls who do their best to look like “white American girls” will take off…

          • mikedo2007

            November 27, 2014 at 1:31 am

            “Just did a survey out of 20 of my female friends (all white)”

            That is not very credible, you have to go ask more then 20 white women (why don’t you go to a forum). If K-drama is not popular then why did Entertainment Weekly wrote an article for it:


            As I said, if Korean is not popular then you’re saying Dramafever is lying, wow maybe you should say that to their face.

            “Sorry- Cuba has been cut of from the rest of the world for so long anything foreign there would be popular. The day that I can visit the UK, Germany, Australia, Russia etc and watch Korean drama on a mainstream commercially operated broadcaster prime-time is the day your dream will come true.”

            Greece, Spain, Poland, and Romania have broadcasted K-dramas as primetime show:



            And given the UK’s BBC 4 and Channel 4 have broadcasted non-English European shows with English subtitle, and not long ago a K-drama screening/showcase to all UK broadcasting people, I say a K-drama appearing on UK TV is very high:



            If K-drama is not that popular, then how do you explain KBS World launching a Spanish-speaking channel catered to the Spanish-speaking audiences in Latin America:



            God even the comments left on those 2 videos are not even in English or Korean, but Spanish speakers. There’s even a video that show huge support and welcome for KBS World Latino:


            If K-drama is not popular, then they wouldn’t have launched a Spanish-language channel. As far as I know I never seen Japan marketing their J-dramas to Spanish speakers like South Korea does, oh and after K-dramas got popular in Latin America Taiwan, and Mainland China cashed in on the popularity. I never seen Japan cashing in on K-drama success.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm

            Broadcasting at 2pm on a Sunday is what I would hardly call “being popular” as with Greece. I just checked my TV schedule and sorry champ- I cannot see any Korean drama listed on any paid or free to air channel. I also I just checked out the guides for several other major cities and again, sorry champ- no Korean drama of any description listed.

            By citing examples “of Korean drama popularity being high” by posting links of a a seminar event or a culture festival that runs for a few days or a website that simply explains in a descriptive manner, again highlights the fact that it is not popular. You must learn more comprehension and research skills.

            When you start posting links of Major prime time schedules (of major commercial broadcasters) in major western countries that feature Korean drama your argument will be valid. Until then I think you simply just have to accept that the facts are clear- it is not popular and is only a niche form of entertainment outside of Korea.

            I live in a major western country (and in a capital city) and I cannot view any of this whatsoever on any commercial broadcaster prime time (even at low time). It is totally absent.

            If Korean drama was as popular as what you make it out to be, statistically, one of my female white friends would have heard about it. I can ask another 20 more and I am certain that the answer will be the same. It is called random methods of sampling. If it was as hugely popular as you make out, some of them should have known about it. Their demographic is 18-24yrs, female, living in a major capital city, Caucasian, English as a first language.

            My method of sampling is a lot more scientific than posting obscure website links about seminars and broadcasts at run 2pm on Sunday afternoons on one channel in one country.

            Sorry, but you will have to do better than that to convince me.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 27, 2014 at 8:32 pm

            By the way, KBS is the national public broadcaster of South Korea (taxpayer funded) and they are engaged in political “soft power”- see my comments elsewhere about this. Obviously, the South Korean government is interested in projecting its influence in these countries. It is not due to “popular demand” market forces.

          • mikedo2007

            January 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm

            So how come the Taiwanese and Chinese are able to do this when Japan couldn’t??

          • Em Jahay

            January 12, 2015 at 12:08 pm

            I don’t know why you bothered putting so much effort into a troll. There are always going to be people who make you face palm , that guy is one of them. As a white woman and a kpop fan with many friends from around the globe I can ascertain that Kpop popular among many races in many countries. Many people who cannot watch the shows on their actual television stations will watch them online on youtube and any of the sites you mentioned as well. Some of us also watch them on Netflix though there aren’t many dramas you can find some really great movies. I am a white woman and I watch Kdramas Jdramas Cdramas I also like kpop jpop/jrock and cpop. As do many of my friends who are white black and all the colors in between. I also have tons of friends that have all gone to Korea to study. Korea welcomes foreigners to come to visit them openly. And there is racism and all the rest no matter where you go in this world we know the truth and that is all that matters so do not try to prove anything to someone with such low class that generalizes a whole race. At the end of the day The main issue here is that no company should be putting their talents in such a situation and no matter what race you are you are hard pressed to find any woman of any race that could easily turn away from making huge amount of money when they have already resigned themselves to it in the first place.

          • mikedo2007

            January 12, 2015 at 1:27 pm

            Yeah that’s true, I wish I could report this guy, but the link to his account is non-existent, there’s an option to report user for this fucking douche.

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:37 am

            And I mean it, I don’t like sex trafficker or anyone that take part in it. Expect authorities to be knocking on your door very soon.

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:40 am

            and expect the mental health officials where you live to knowck on your door. How exactly am I traffiking when it is fully LEAGAL in my country? moron

            Go back to school you idiot or your dumb ass church

          • mikedo2007

            November 25, 2014 at 4:28 am

            After that, your ass will be in jail (and rape hopefully).

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:30 am

            no it wont- I will be sitting back, relaxing and comparing my notes

      • Russ

        November 25, 2014 at 10:03 am

        That’s a really bigoted response. (smh)

  2. Abdolali-Kr

    September 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Oh my god!!!, It is terrible.
    They aren’t human they are like devil.

  3. JonghyunJaeger

    September 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

    It’s sad how women need to resort to this in order to survive. I wish it had not become society’s regular option.

    • juju

      September 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      I dont think they need to do that to survive but the pay is good so they cant stop…you can get other jobs but they dont pay high like this

      • gumdeo

        September 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

        Yes, the money is very good in high-class sex work.

        • ChanWu Suck

          November 25, 2014 at 4:21 am

          I would pimp them out and make them twerk that skirt for my money

      • ChanWu Suck

        November 25, 2014 at 3:01 am

        There are plenty of Korean prostiututes all around the world. Seems to be a national pastime. I think Korean women enjoy this lifestyle. They return to Korea to marry a Korean but are always still thinking of that huge white man pensis and orgasm her korean husband cannot giver her.

        • mikedo2007

          November 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

          OK how the hell did you stumble upon the website???

          • ChanWu Suck

            November 25, 2014 at 4:10 am

            probably the same reason you did- admit it

    • ChanWu Suck

      November 25, 2014 at 2:58 am

      They probably enjoyed being screwed by huge white guys. All Korean girls do

      • mikedo2007

        November 25, 2014 at 3:01 am

        Way to generalize all race, very ignorant.

        • ChanWu Suck

          November 25, 2014 at 4:03 am

          I have never met a Korean woman who doesnt

  4. Chris

    September 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    If agency can’t pay bills before debut – so what is it for, to use people as a thing? F*ck those agency, those people have go to jail

    • juju

      September 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Who the agency? Yeah its weird they did that but the girls kept going back because they liked how much money they were getting

      • chichi

        September 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

        And if it weren’t for the agency forcing them to go there in the first place, the girls may have never gone to Tenpro at all. Why are you excusing the agency?

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