May 23, 2013 11:21
Actor Ryu Si-won has been indicted on charges of installing a GPS tracker in his wife's car without her knowledge, and beating and threatening her.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on Wednesday said Ryu secretly installed the tracking GPS in his wife's Mercedes in May 2011, and also put location tracking app on her smartphone in September that year.
He collected data on her whereabouts until February 2012.
When she confronted him about the issue and asked him to remove the GPS tracker in August 2011, Ryu allegedly verbally abused and threatened her and repeatedly slapped her face.
The couple married in October 2010 and have since filed for divorce. Ryu's wife in February this year accused him of blackmailing her.
Ryu's management agency in a press release on Wednesday denied the charges. It claimed Ryu is "incapable of violence" and his wife is trying to get the upper hand in the divorce proceedings.
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