A man in his 30s has been indicted for sending threatening e-mails to figure skating champion Kim Yu-na telling her not to appear in liquor ads, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Monday.
Prosecutors said the man, identified as Choi, is accused of sending around 40 e-mail messages to Kim's management agency from April to June last year protesting against her appearance in a beer commercial.
Choi wrote that Kim "risks her life" by appearing in liquor commercials on TV and threatened to hurt himself if they are broadcast. He also allegedly threatened to harm Kim's family.
Choi allegedly continued to send the threatening messages even after Kim reported him to the police.