Telegram Nth Room perpetrator Cho Joo Bin has been revealed to have sent death threats to current JTBC president Sohn Suk Hee and his family.
According to an exclusive report from Media Today, Cho Joo Bin, who was operating one of the Telegram Nth Rooms under the guise of “Baksa” (Doctor), sent Sohn Suk Hee threats to kill him. The threats were not just sent to Sohn Suk Hee, but also his family. During this process, Cho Joo Bin would send Sohn Suk Hee and his family members pictures of them with their personal information such as resident registration numbers. He would also include messages with the pictures.
All I need is a brick, I can do it at any time.
I will use it on [the person] at the side of the road.
— Cho Joo Bin
Due to these threats, Sohn Suk Hee felt a lot of anxiety while going about his daily routine. Due to the persistent threats, Sohn Suk Hee even sent Cho Joo Bin money to make him stop, and after receiving the money, Cho Joo Bin did not bother him anymore.
Last year, there was a controversy surrounding a hit-and-run case, which was proven groundless, between Sohn Suk Hee and journalist Kim Woong. Cho Joo Bin was found to have been harassing Kim Woong and various media outlets, telling them that there was evidence against Sohn Suk Hee. It was discovered that Cho Joo Bin was attempting to extort money from Sohn Suk Hee with this attempt.
Earlier today, Cho Joo Bin made an appearance in front of the public, and apologized to the public.
I sincerely apologize to Sohn Suk Hee, Kim Woong, Yoon Jang Hyun, and everyone who has been hurt by me.
— Cho Joo Bin
Police have stated the three men mentioned by Cho Joo Bin are not related in any way to the Telegram Nth Rooms, but there is probable cause to believe they are fraud victims. SBS also reported earlier that Cho Joo Bin is suspected of scamming ₩15 million KRW ($12,195 USD) from a reporter who was told he would receive a USB containing information about politicians.
Watch Cho Joo Bin stand in front of the press earlier today.