Park Yoo Chun, formerly known as Micky Yoo Chun and better known by Yoo Chun, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. He is a former member of the popular South Korean pop group JYJ but debuted as a member of South Korean boy band TVXQ.
His starting minor roles were with his TVXQ bandmates, "Banjun Theater" and "Vacation". In June 2010, Park Yoo Chun began his official acting career by appearing in the Japanese BeeTV mobile drama "Beautiful Love ~If you were here~". Two months later, he made his Korean debut as an actor in the hit 2010 KBS drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal". He received the "Rookie of the Year" Award, "Netizen Award" and "Best Couple" Award at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards ceremony. He won "Best Newcomer Award" and "Most Popular Actor in a TV Drama" at The 47th Baeksang Arts Awards, the most prestigious entertainment awards in South Korea. He also won "Best Actor" and "Most Popular Asian Actor" at the 6th Seoul International Drama Awards.
On June 2016, while in the middle of his two-year mandatory military service, Park Yoo Chun became a subject of a number of sexual assault allegations from several women. His agency denied all allegations. On July 14, 2016, all charges against him were dropped by the police, and the lawyers for the artist then sued for defamation and blackmail.
On January 17, 2017, the judge ruled in favour of Park Yoo Chun, pronouncing a guilty verdict for the defendants and giving full-term sentences as demanded by the prosecution. One woman was sentenced to two years imprisonment, her accomplices: 1) boyfriend to one year and six months and 2) the gang member to two years and six months. On July 30, 2019, police stated that they are investigating Park Yoo Chun over bribery allegation in his sexual assault investigation which resulted in all charges against him were dropped by the police back in 2016.
On April 24, 2019, police sought an arrest warrant for Park Yoo Chun after a drug test on a sample of his hair came back positive for methamphetamine. It was later announced by his representative agency, C-JeS Entertainment, that his contract would be terminated and he would retire from the entertainment industry. April 26, 2019, he was arrested on suspicion of purchasing and using methamphetamine. He reversed his earlier claim of innocence and admitted the drugs charges against him. On May 17, 2019, he was indicted on charges of using drugs. On June 14, 2019, prosecution requested one year and six months prison sentence and a fine of 1.4 million won for Park Yoo Chun. On July 2, 2019, he was sentenced to two years probation with ten months in prison if he violates probation, and a fine of 1.4 million won.