Youtuber Kim Yong Ho was arrested by the police today.
It is reported that The police had urgently arrested Youtuber Kim Yong Ho on the morning of September 7. The police also issued arrest warrants for other members of “가로세로연구소”, lawyer Kang Yong Suk and former MBC reporter Kim Se Eui. However, both of them refused to comply. No specific reason for the arrest was reported.
Former reporter Kim Se Eui posted on the community section of Youtube channel “가로세로연구소” claiming that the issuance of the arrest warrant was unfair.
Contrary to their arguments, Kim Yong Ho and accomplices had been accused of defamation several times and were asked to attend the police’s investigation. However, they neither responded nor gave any special reason.
Earlier, Youtuber Kim Yong Ho, who was already arrested, had been sued one after another for exposing Han Ye Seul’s life when she was in the U.S, and Park Soo Hong’s dating violence scandal through his individual Youtube channel and the channel “가로세로연구소”.
Captain Lee Geun, who also sued Kim Yong Ho for defamation, announced that the case was sent to the prosecution. He mentioned on his channel: “I feel pity for people with who lack ability like that. You ignorant trash.”
On the 27th of last month, Kim Yong Ho announced his suspension of Internet broadcasting activities. He cried and stated, “People are cursing me. After the number of views and subscribers increased, I think I have become a monster.”. 11 days after his announcement, he was arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, a video was uploaded on “가로세로연구소” titled “A group of 20 people from Gangnam Police Station is ready to catch Kim Se Eui and Kang Yong Suk”, informing that the police were executing the arrest warrants. In addition, at 5 PM KST, another owner of the channel conducted a live broadcast named “Kang Yong Suk and Kim Se Eui are on the verge of being arrested.”