Who? Korean pop singer.
The Korean pop singer known as Ivy was the subject of sex tape rumors in late 2007. An obsessed ex-boyfriend surnamed “Yoo” attempted to blackmail Ivy for $45,000 by threatening to release a sex tape and nude photos. Yoo also reportedly sent her 200 text messages in one day and smashed the windshield of her car.
No Ivy sex tape ever appeared, but the singer put her career on hold and retreated from the public eye for a couple years.
In mid-April 2010, a supposed Ivy sex tape circulated rapidly online. On April 21, Kpop Today reported:
A shocking report has been just sent in, and yes, it’s scandalous! An unknown singer under the anonymous initial of A, who has once stopped her activities in the past due to unfortunate scandals, is creating a buzz online for having her sex video finally leaked.
Since last weekend, a file – with its title revealing the star’s identity – began to spread online like wildfire. The file apparently contains a video of that celebrity, engaging in a sexual intercourse with an unknown man. Because the video clip has been recorded portrait and not the typical landscape, it is highly likely that the it has been shot using a phone camera.
Of course, final conclusions can’t be made just yet, especially with no certainties being given by the media or the victim herself. However, after watching the sex tape for themselves, netizens are certain that “A” is none other than singer IVY.
However, in a phone interview with MoneyToday Star News on the 21st, a representative of “A”’s company stated, “After watching the sex tape, we directly approached “A” and asked her if she was the girl in the video. “A” replied that it is 100% not her.”
However, some sleuthing quickly revealed the Ivy sex tape to be a hoax featuring a Chinese lookalike.
According to a Chinese-Japanese news media Press One, they have obtained the full-length original video of the sex tape, meaning the leaked file was an edited one. The original clip is 2 minutes and 40 seconds long, 14 seconds longer than the leaked video. It was however enough to prove that Ivy was innocent.
There were two major differences between the original and the leaked: 1) conversation of the couple in the beginning. 2) the music in the background.
Apparently, the original video contained a short segment where the couple was having a brief conversation in Chinese. On top of that, Chinese music could be heard in the background near the end of the video. Both which mentioned were carefully omitted using various editing techniques, including a change of its dimensions and an insertion of audio noise (used to mask the voices).
So there is still no Ivy sex tape.