Korean Entertainment News

Ju Ji Hun Admits to Drug Use

with 43 comments

Update (4/29):

Check out our most recent post on the scandal. Actor-model Im Ju Hwan has been cleared – it was a case of identity mix-up by the press.


Actor Ju Ji Hun (commonly spelled Joo Ji Hoon) has been booked without physical detention on charges of taking drugs, and admitted to the crime. He is one of a few acting or modelling celebrities who were caught importing drugs from Japan or taking the illegal drugs.

Ju Ji Hun, Yoon Seol Hee, Ye Hak Young

Ju Ji Hun, Yoon Seol Hee, Ye Hak Young

On April 26,the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency filed arrest warrants for movie actress Yoon Seol Hee, 28, and actor-model Ye Hak Young, 26 on the basis of smuggling narcotics into Korea. (Yoon’s and Ye’s full names were not originally released; however, recent articles have identified them.) The police also booked – but not detained – Ju Ji Hun along with two non-celebrity civilians for taking the illegally imported drugs. The police are reportedly charging Ju for two instances in March of 2008 when he took drugs while with the others. All five individuals will be put on trial by the public prosecutor’s office in the beginning of May.

According to the police, Yoon purchased drugs from an acquaintance in Japan and hid them in her underwear to take them illegally through customs. For a year from August 2007, Yoon received 100 million won from selling the drugs to buyers such as Ye. Yoon is suspected of importing 280 tablets of ecstasy and 280 grams of ketamine through 14 trips back and forth from Japan. Ju acquired an amount from Yoon, and proceeded to take some two or three times at Ye’s home in spring of 2008.

A representative of the police agency stated that this is the first time a celebrity has been caught directly importing, selling, and taking narcotics. They suspect that there are others who were involved (financially or through intake), and will continue to investigate the situation.

Yoon has appeared in minor roles in various films such as Tazza and A Good Day for an Affair. Ye most recently participated in the music video for Seo Taiji’s “Juliet”. It is yet to be known how this will impact Ju’s pending Japanese fan meetings and Tokyo Tower drama project.

KP’s note:

For those of you who are thinking, “Drugs – big deal” because you’re so used to reading about Hollywood drug scandals – it’s a huge deal in Korea. Drugs are extremely hard to come by and dealt with harshly under the law.

Originally, Yoon’s and Ye’s identities were not revealed. We suspected that “Ye” was Ye Hak Young – he was part of Men Management with Lee Min Ki, Lee Chun Hee, and other now-famous actor-models.


Written by KP

April 26, 2009 at 1:05 am

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  1. Oh my God!!! i can’t believe it!!! JJH involved in drugs; so sad 😦 it was so perfect to be real…I hope this is not going to ruin his career 😦


    April 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

  2. i’m stunned and really n good luck to him!


    April 26, 2009 at 2:14 am

  3. He not arrested .
    Joo Ji-hoon is thought to have used the drugs on two occasions along with the other reported individuals, at a Kangnam club and at home.



    April 26, 2009 at 3:38 am

  4. oh my! Joo ji hoon 😦


    April 27, 2009 at 6:12 am

  5. that is shocking i never thought ju ji hun will be in such business.
    that is really bad, and was very unpredictable never thought he would do it, the most shocking part is he actually admitted it if he never admitted it then i wouldnt have believed in these articles….good luck to him and his family i hope he breaks that bad habbit.

    sun jung

    April 27, 2009 at 8:08 am

  6. well, its not too late to go to rehab… at least ji hoon had the guts to admit it…


    April 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

  7. Sad to hear about Ju Ji Hoon… I sincerely hope he bounces back.


    April 28, 2009 at 9:40 am

  8. the truth always hurts! i never thought that Ju Ji Hoon would do it. Im a big fan of him, especially in goong. loads of good luck to him and his career :’)


    April 29, 2009 at 6:43 am

  9. i’m am so dissapointed vf him wen my mum told me bout him…
    he was so PERFECT!!!!
    y does he take drugs???
    is drug nice actually???
    everybody noe tat it wasn’t, RITE!!!


    May 2, 2009 at 6:25 am

  10. Not that he drug addict or anything. He just take pill clubs. But then in Korea it such a big thing. Furthermore he is a celebrity. Does he already went for military service? He should go for that first so that when he went out. Things will go down.

    Langit Biru

    May 6, 2009 at 11:31 pm

  11. Feel sad about this.. Ju Ji Hoon.. Hope that you can rehab and come back soon.


    May 31, 2009 at 4:16 pm

  12. it’s sad and soo sad… I hope he’s doing fine now and his career is not falling. does anyone know what happens to him now? what were the latest updates?


    July 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

  13. this has got to be a joke what teen and or young adult has not once forgotten themselves and indulged in something less than angelic enough with bull please give me a break


    July 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm

  14. gosh!!! bu sung suriyah????

    this is isn’t happeni’n……..

    jun ji hoon,,y???

    =( T.T


    August 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

  15. ji hoon,,,,y?????



    August 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm

  16. JIHOON!!!


    December 1, 2009 at 6:57 pm

  17. is his acting career over? oh well, its his own fault.


    December 4, 2009 at 9:55 pm

  18. at this point of time i still cant believe of what happen to jjh. but still ill satnd by for him i will always support him…. jjh is one of the most handsome in korea….. i love him since princess hours……
    mhelissa from philippines…..
    please continue supporting joo ji hoon…..


    December 18, 2009 at 10:58 am

  19. joo ji hoon….. i still love you….
    even that happens because of his own fault…
    i never regret idolizing him…
    joo ji hoon well pray for you…


    December 18, 2009 at 11:00 am

  20. i wish you good luck…
    please break those habits…
    ill wait for your comeback….


    December 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

  21. amo ito kay addik ka man!!!!!!… maano nim!…


    February 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  22. this is really….suprisin to knw tht he is in such crime…but i can’t believe..!! plz continue to b actor..

    ur fan...

    May 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

  23. will always support and love you. Please come back to us.


    June 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

  24. i cant belive it
    he …….?
    no its not true never ………….
    if some one can answer this qestion please email me the answer to
    ((are you steal love him ?))
    my answer :yes this action is not important for me
    actually is important but all of his fans should trust him


    July 25, 2010 at 6:50 am

  25. Give me a break… the drugs that he took is almost like a joke. those r like silly drugs that teenagers play around with. who cares ? i just love him as an actor and if the networks in Korea banned him well there’s a lot more asian contries that will accept his excellent acting skills. You know absence makes the heart grows fonder. Maybe korean network will have a change of heart when he gets out from the military.


    September 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

  26. all man are liable to make mistakes .
    we all have our little weaknesses .
    shall we let the matter drop ?????


    December 11, 2010 at 6:29 am

  27. AND there wasn’s enough evidence to prove him guilty of the us drug..


    December 11, 2010 at 6:41 am

  28. I Love you sooooooooooooooo much .
    alle asiash u Americansh u Orupaish Love You soooooooooo much. we never forget you.
    we wish the beste for you. you are a best Actor in welt.


    December 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

  29. I Love you sooooooooooooooo much .
    alle asiash u Americansh u Orupaish Love You soooooooooo much. we never don,t forget you.
    we wish the beste for you. you are a best Actor in welt.


    December 27, 2010 at 5:34 am

  30. JuJiHun I Iov You sooooooooooooooooooooooo much.
    We Asiaish u Americanish u Orupaish L. Y. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. You are a best Actor in welt.
    The beste wish for you. good lick.


    December 27, 2010 at 5:47 am

  31. Chu Chi Hun We Lovers.
    in Asia and Europa and Amirca the paepol lick you.
    yor are a best Actor in world.
    We only love you.
    good luck.


    December 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

  32. JJH… i knw that you can’t do those things because you are so famous actor… and i don’t believe in that issue… remember JJH. we are always here to support you… i love you and god always bless you….


    February 3, 2011 at 1:50 am

  33. i love for ever…JJH.


    February 3, 2011 at 1:51 am

  34. Jeoun jiHUn We Love you very much.
    in Asia and Europa and Amirca the paepol lick you.
    we never forget you
    Please come back to us.
    you are the best ActorStar.


    February 5, 2011 at 2:30 am

  35. Ju jihun

    we love you.
    pleas com back to us.
    you are a beste Actor in korea.
    the milionnenPeople wait for your movies and serials are attractive.
    the Peopel love you so much.
    we wait of you in 1.4.2011


    February 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  36. Hi, Ju jihun

    I love you.
    Just tell us who you all s military.
    Please come back millions of fans are waiting for you.
    Pleas tell in a Interviu and repay when you start?
    I love you so much.


    February 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

  37. Ju jihoon

    We love you.
    we still love you.
    you are a besten Actor in südkorean.


    February 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  38. Ju ji hoon you are the best.
    my familie and frends love you.


    February 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

  39. Hallo Ju jiHoon,

    you are a best Actor in Korean.
    we love you very much.
    you are lovers.
    we wish you good luck.
    please continue supporting Ju jihoon.


    February 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

  40. ohhhhhh my joo ji hoon i dont bilive that your using a drug i hope its you will okey my


    July 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

  41. in philipines love you all of the girls love you so cause your loving and good actor and kind i wish you have a another movie to show we love you sooooooooo god bless you


    July 21, 2011 at 7:08 am

  42. What ever,. Im still will l0ve j0o ji h0on., uppa sarangea


    December 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  43. could he do that…my goodness for pete’s sake!!!


    March 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

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