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Police asked to investigate Blackpink photo leak


Police in South Korea have been asked to investigate how private photos of K-pop star Jennie Kim ended up online.

It comes after pictures shared on Twitter and Telegram appeared to show the Blackpink star dining with V, from fellow K-pop band BTS.

Rumours have been circulating that the singers are dating.

Blackpink's management company YG Entertainment said Jennie had faced

"personal attacks" and "sexual harassment" as a result of the leak.

In a statement, it said it had asked the police to investigate "the original

distributor" of the photos, and would take "all possible legal action without any leniency to prevent further damage in the future".

YG also asked fans to refrain from sharing the pictures more widely.

Two of the accounts associated with sharing the photographs have been suspended.