Recently, the president of SM Entertainment has given a villa worth about 5 billion won to a foreign female reporter.
According to the Supreme Court Registration Office, on July 21, President Lee Soo Man of SM Entertainment has transferred the name of an apartment building with an area of 196.42 square meters in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam District, Seoul to a 53-year-old female reporter (temporarily called B). It is known that this apartment was bought by Lee Soo Man in July 2015 for 3.98 billion won.
B is a foreign correspondent under the Seoul branch of a North American television station, which covers international situations from United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.
The act of gifting the house of SM president is not in violation of Kim Young Ran’s law (law prohibiting taking bribes and so on) because domestic branches of foreign media companies are not subject to the law (according to ” Speech Arbitration and Damage Relief Law”).
Some people say that the reporter is producer Lee Soo Man’s girlfriend.