Trot singer trainee, Kang Seung Yeon, recently appeared on the YouTube channel Puhaha TV to confess a shocking revelation. She revealed that she was once sexually assaulted by her former manager at a motel.
Kang Seung Yeon appeared on TV shows such as TV Joseon‘s Miss Trot and KBS‘s National Trot Festival where she gained attention for her impressive voice and undeniable beauty.
But it turns out that due to her family circumstances, Kang Seung Yeon had no choice but to chase after her dream of becoming a singer all by herself. Without anyone to depend on, she was led to entering the wrong company where she had to entertain men.
When she left the agency to sign with another manager, she was booked for an event that was too far from home. Due to the commuting distance, she had to stay at a local motel in the countryside. It was there when Kang Seung Yeon suffered the unimaginable.
She was only 22 to 23 years old (Korean age) when her manager committed the crime against her. She didn’t go into specific detail but described the incident as shocking and dirty
Kang Seung Yeon even made the devastating confession that she thought about ending her own life after the incident.
I was 22 or 23 at the time. I was so scared that I thought it would be better to just jump off a high building.
— Kang Seung Yeon
Despite the trauma, she was able to overcome the incident and found her own success.
You can watch Kang Seung Yeon bravely recall the incident below: