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Soccer star Hwang Ui-jo 31, Norwich City, who is under police investigation for illegal filming, and Hwang Ui-jo's brother-in-law, who was arrested for illegal video distribution, have appointed the same law firm, sparking controversy.
Although the two are relatives, suspicions are added because they are in conflict with the perpetrator and the victim regarding illegal video filming and dissemination crimes.
SBS reported on "8 o'clock News" on the 13th, "It has been confirmed that Hwang Ui-jo, who was booked as an illegal filming suspect, and Hwang Ui-jo's brother-in-law, who was arrested for threatening him and spreading the video, appointed the same law firm."
When SBS' coverage began, the law firm in question reportedly submitted to the court the resignation of an attorney for Hwang Ui-jo's brother-in-law. Defending both the perpetrator and the victim in the case constitutes a violation of the Law of Attorneys.
Article 31 of the Lawyers Act restricts not only "cases delegated by the other party in cases where the mandate is accepted after consultation from one party," but also "other cases delegated by the other party in cases where the mandate is accepted."
This is because there may be conflicts of interest between the two parties in the course of the case, and the truth of the case may be distorted or concealed. The law firm explained, "We took over the case at the request of Hwang Ui-jo's brother, but we did not participate in the investigation process."
The lawyer of victim A, who sued Hwang Ui-jo on charges of illegal video filming, protested, saying, "If a lawyer on both sides represents him, he may eventually hide something different for Hwang Ui-jo."
Meanwhile, questions continue to remain unresolved from the beginning to the development of the incident. In June, a netizen who introduced himself as Hwang Ui-jo's ex-girlfriend posted a post revealing Hwang Ui-jo's promiscuous personal life, and as evidence, he posted photos and videos.
Hwang Ui-jo later sued the distributor on charges of threatening and spreading privacy, saying, "My cell phone was stolen last year while I was active in Greece, and I was threatened with sex videos after that."
Five months later, the video distributor was arrested on the 16th of last month, and the distributor was known to be Hwang Ui-jo's brother-in-law, who was in charge of Hwang Ui-jo's manager.
When the related incident was known, the victim, who was filmed in the video in question, sued Hwang Ui-jo for illegal filming, and Hwang Ui-jo and his brother-in-law, both became suspects. With the investigation into Hwang Ui-jo continuing, it has been confirmed that the number of victims of illegal filming is increasing.
As the controversy surrounding Hwang Ui-jo intensified, the Korea Football Association announced on the 28th of last month that it would not select Hwang Ui-jo as a national team until the results of the investigation are released.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023