The two scandals were tied together by the release of revealing KakaoTalk messages that exposed alleged crimes at the Burning Sun nightclub, and separately, by K-pop singer and entertainer Jung Joon-young and his friends and colleagues. Leaked KakaoTalk messages from Jung's phone revealed conversations and videos dating from to , which were used in a police investigation that resulted in gang rape convictions two victims, separate dates of Jung and four other chatroom members: a former member of F. Jung's conviction included charges for eleven instances of illegal filming and sharing. Big Bang singer Seungri , around whom the Burning Sun scandal centered, was charged, at the same time as Jung and Choi, with sharing illegal photos in Jung's chatrooms. He was subsequently found guilty on nine charges in the Burning Sun scandal, one of which was three instances of sharing illegal photos via a mobile chatroom, and he was sentenced to three years in prison. During the course of the investigation, other charges were made against solo singers Roy Kim and Eddy Kim for allegations of sharing illicit photographs in Jung's chatrooms.