Er ist in Korea ein Mega-Star und Teenie-Idol: K-Pop-Star Seungri. Jetzt wird gegen ihn ermittelt – wegen Prostitution. Südkorea Seoul - Seungri Mitglied der K-Pop Band Big Bang bei der Seoul Metropolitan. Die "Washington Post" hatte sie einst als "größte. Singer Lee Seung-hyun, 28, better known by the stage name Seungri, is suspected of paying for prostitutes for foreign businessmen to drum up investment in his.
Die dunkle Seite der K-Pop-SaubermännerEr ist in Korea ein Mega-Star und Teenie-Idol: K-Pop-Star Seungri. Jetzt wird gegen ihn ermittelt – wegen Prostitution. Diese Schlagzeilen erschüttern die K-Pop-Welt: Seungri verlässt freiwillig seine Boygroup "Big Bang", da ein Ermittlungsverfahren gegen ihn. Der Burning Sun-Skandal, auch bekannt als Burning Sun Gate, ist ein Unterhaltungs- und Sexskandal im Jahr in Seoul, Südkorea, an dem mehrere Prominente beteiligt waren, darunter koreanische Idole beliebter K-Pop-Gruppen und Polizeibeamte. Es.
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During another round of police questioning in April , Seungri once again denied soliciting prostitutes for investors. The women provided testimonies to the police stating that Seungri never orchestrated or forced them to have sex with investors present at the party.
All sexual activity was voluntary on their own part. In addition to prostitution solicitation allegations, Seungri also had embezzlement and police bribery allegations made against him.
In May, Seungri was also summoned for questioning about alleged embezzlement of Burning Sun funds for the first time.
Around this time, Seungri was also charged with bribing a police officer. According to the Anti Bribery and Graft Act, public officials and their spouses are not allowed to accept gifts worth more than 50, won.
Jung Joon Young has been sentenced for sex crimes shared in his chatrooms. Seungri has stated that he was not involved in these chats.
As previously mentioned, Seungri was allegedly involved in KakaoTalk chat conversations from where prostitutes were discussed.
In these chats, Seungri, Yoo In Suk, and club employees reportedly arranged for prostitutes to be brought to foreign investors as business favors.
The handling of those cases had been criticized for nonimpartiality due to the involvement of high-profile figures.
Ha Hyun-ock, a deputy financial news editor of the JoongAng Ilbo likened the burgeoning events to the mafia , with allegations of "drug dealing, prostitution, violence, tax evasion and collusion with police".
He referred to the assessment Bang brought up on the SBS news program, of its being the beginning of a Korean mafia, with K-pop's popularity creating celebrities of new money and status, who hobnob with business and government connections.
Seungri's and Jung's inter-locking scandals were combined in public televised view when both were called into the SMPA station on March 14, with more than journalists gathered for Jung's 10 a.
Jung exited, about an hour later, after his hour interrogation. SMPA had paper trails of money transactions, a YG Entertainment credit card payment by Seungri and a wire transfer by Yoo, and chat room conversations the two had with Jung about the arrangements;  and had booked 17 prostitutes and pimps related to the incidents.
On May 7 SMPA requested arrest warrants, to include pre-trial detention, for Seungri and Yoo, and they appeared at May 14 hearings, on charges of embezzling company funds and arranging sexual services for foreign investors, along with a new charge that Seungri had paid for sexual services himself.
Allegations included procuring prostitutes for himself and for others from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan from December to January His business partner Yoo was also referred to prosecutors for procuring prostitutes.
It alleged that YG Entertainment's founder Yang Hyun-suk had arranged sexual services for foreign investors in July , which he and the company denied.
Singer Psy , age 42, who was with YG Entertainment at the time, released a statement that he had introduced his friend Jho Low to Yang, and admitted that he and Yang had been invited to the dinner and drinks with Low and the other man.
SMPA said they were examining Yang's financial records for possible illegal foreign exchange transactions that may have been used for his alleged gambling, which is illegal for South Koreans at home and abroad.
In the first case with allegations of police collusion, a former Gangnam police officer surnamed Kang, age 44, was sentenced to one year in prison on August The court said that Lee Moon-ho's position as the operator of the Burning Sun Club put him at a different level than an "ordinary drug offender" and his first sentencing had been "light and unfair".
Yoon was also alleged to have received unlisted stocks from businessman Jeong in relation to the case; while Jeong is suspected of being tied to illicit financial transactions in the separate case against ex-Justice Minister Cho.
SMPA announced on May 15 they had referred the original whistleblower of the club's scandal, Kim Sang-kyo, to the prosecution for indictment for sexually assaulting three women and obstructing the business.
He added, "I will humbly accept the public's criticism that the results of the investigation are insufficient in relation to the Burning Sun case".
On July 17, SMPA held a preventive meeting at the Seodaemun-gu police offices to discuss a "Second Burning Sun Club Opening", after a KBS report detailed possible new problems of sexual harassment at a new club in the Gangnam area, opened by former employees of the Burning Sun club, just four months after it closed down.
On September 10, SMPA's Cyber Security Division referred charges of defamation and pornography for twelve participants in an investigation of media personnel which began on May 3.
A Cheong Wa Dae petition was filed, alleging that a chat group of about reporters, producers and media staffers had shared illicit video clips of incidents that had occurred at the Burning Sun, as well as information about brothels and prostitutes.
On September 29, Lee Jae-jung, a member of the National Assembly Public Administration and Security Committee released SMPA data showing that 12 of 40 police officers involved in the initial assault allegations of Kim Sang-kyo and afterwards had been disciplined, with any actions pending for key figures, such as Yoon.
Lee criticized the results as "very disappointing" and "far from the public's expectation". On January 30, prosecutors indicted nine people, without detention, for allegations of crimes related to the Burning Sun case, including: Seungri for mediating prostitution, gambling, and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act, Yoo In-seok for mediating prostitution and business embezzlement, and Yang Hyun-suk for gambling and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act.
On February 7, former police officer Kang's trial conviction and sentencing in August for police collusion in the admittance of an underage customer at the Burning Sun club was overturned by an appeals court, based on lack of evidence showing that Kang had received the money.
On April 3, four of the nine people charged with prostitution allegations received a summary judgment , with Jung Joon-young fined one million won and the Burning Sun's prior MD Kim fined two million won.
At a June 3 court hearing, Yoo admitted to all charges, including those related to prostitution and embezzlement. His charges include allegations of sex trafficing a total of twenty-four times to foreign investors from to to open the Burning Sun club.
After the conclusion of the criminal investigation and indictment in civil court, on February 4, Seungri, who had already turned 30 Korean age received a final notification for his mandatory military service by the Military Manpower Administration.
Their statement said they were "concerned a protracted trial in civilian courts" might restrict the military obligation and the case against him would be referred to a military court for trial.
How do I live after this? Kang said that the sex video investigation was seen by some people as a means to avert attention away from the larger corruption scandal with its multiple allegations, but she perceived it as a serious social issue that needed reporting on.
At the end of March , Seungri told the director of SBS's investigative program, Unanswered Questions , in a text message, that the lawyer whistleblower and journalist were responsible for all the criminal allegations against him, had not checked facts properly and had "ruined his career for their own personal gain".
Seungri was investigated for allegedly: supplying prostitutes for investors, sharing an illicit photo of a woman in Jung's chatroom, giving concert tickets to a police officer Yoon, and embezzlement of funds from the clubs Monkey Museum and the Burning Sun.
Former Gangnam police officer Kang, age 44, was arrested for allegations of brokering between the Burning Sun and other police officers,   and booked for assisting with an underage drinking incident at the Burning Sun, which co-CEO Lee Sung-hyun admitted to paying him for.
In peripheral investigations, police announced over drug related arrests on March 25, , after declaring "total war" against drug crime on February 25, due to the scandal at the Burning Sun.
Of the arrests for the use and distribution of drugs, were detained. Some of those were detained; for drug related crimes, 23 for sexual assault or rape while under the influence of drugs, and 11 for taking illegal videos during drug use.
Most were in their 20s and 30s, and about 40 percent of the crimes involved the use of the drug ecstasy.
The scandal ignited public protests early in March,  and later, after police attempts to arrest Seungri and Yoo fell through.
A May 17 press conference held by women's rights groups, in front of the SMPA, criticized the results of the three month Burning Sun investigation, conducted by some officers, as "dismal", with allegations of the club's "cozy" ties with police, and the illegal filming of women and distribution still unresolved.
The scandal added to ongoing discussions of women's issues in South Korea — gender inequality , the budding Me Too movement in South Korea , feminism , " molka ", prostitution , and the K-pop industry's attitude towards women.
The patterns of male behavior feel disturbingly familiar. The gender power dynamics — that often objectify women into sex tools — feel exhaustingly repetitive", and said the scandal was more than "misogyny and spy cameras", but a larger story of the Burning Sun nighclub's "alleged involvement in prostitution, drug trafficking and police corruption".
Between February 25 and March 15, , five major South Korean entertainment companies lost Stocks dropped for the "big three" K-pop management companies: YG Entertainment Seungri's company , Actress Park Han-byul , who married Yoo of Yuri Holdings in , first stated that she knew nothing more than his being Seungri's business partner,  but made a public apology on March 19, after it was reported that she and her husband had played golf previously with the high-ranking police offiicial under investigation for collusion with the nightclubs in the scandal.
She said she would not leave a major role in the television drama Love in Sadness ,  despite calls from some viewers for her to do so.
YG Entertainment discontinued sales of merchandise featuring Seungri, and major networks and cable companies deleted episodes of programs both Seungri and Jung had appeared in.
I , whose real name is Kim Han-bin, age 23, a songwriter and leader of K-pop band iKon , quit his group after the media outlet Dispatch revealed KakaoTalk messages of him attempting to purchase LSD from a suspected drug dealer, which he admitted to.
YG Entertainment, still under scrutiny for allegations concerning their former artist Seungri and head Yang in the Burning Sun scandal, quickly ended their contract with B.
I, stating their "sense of responsibility in managing its associated artists";   and Yang resigned from the agency on June 14, amidst allegations of police collusion to cover up the case.
Seoul's EDM festivals responded that they would not hold after-parties in in Gangnam's clubs, due to the Burning Sun police investigation. An organizer for the largest, Ultra Korea, said that due to the scandal's allegations of sex crimes involving GHB or "mulpong", and cannabis use at festivals, plans were being made to mobilize detection dogs , bag checks and X-rays for monitoring drug trafficking this year.
Gangnam's nightclubs, usually "a pilgrimage site for K-pop fans", immediately saw a tapering of Chinese tourists,  followed by a general decline of customers to nightclubs and lounge bars.
After internet users raised rumors about the possible involvement of several actresses in the scandal, Go Joon-hee , who was managed by YG Entertainment in , first objected on social media, then filed a libel suit for defamation against twelve of them, citing damages to her career,   and Han Hyo-joo filed a criminal complaint against thirty-three more.
Some scenes from a South Korean film, Quantum Physics , about a celebrity drug scandal at a nightclub, were filmed at the Burning Sun nightclub before it closed down.
Although it was not based on the real-life scandal, Director Lee Sung-tae said he reconsidered one of the film's scenes, as they were editing as it was ongoing.
A November retrospective article, written by Matthew Campbell and Sohee Kim for Bloomberg Businessweek , pointed out that the K-pop industry, in general, had ignored the scandal, with "no organized demands for better behavior from male stars or serious discussions about revamping how idols are trained.
Allegations of police misconduct and corruption in the scandal added public support to a government proposal to create an independent investigative agency, first announced by President Moon in July , and still undergoing political debate.
Proposed to "uncover wrongdoing by high-level government officials and their relatives", with the power to take over prosecutions, opponents had questioned its own potential for corruption.
K-pop fans' reactions were mixed, some called for YG Entertainment to remove Seungri from the group Big Bang for tarnishing the group's image and having used the group's celebrity to promote his business,  even waiting outside his agency's office for an explanation.
The public appeared to boycott a noodle chain called Aori Ramen between January and April , according to multiple store owners who filed a compensation lawsuit in July blaming Seungri, who had run and promoted the franchise, for falling sales.
Google Korea's most popular domestic searched terms for included Jung Joon-young ranked at number two over-all, and number one for top public figure; with Burning Sun ranked at number three for domestic news and issues.
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Main article: Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chatrooms. Retrieved April 4, The Korea Times. Nikkei Asian Review. Even though I knew of what was happening at that time, I thought was not a big deal and was too relaxed.
I was a silent observer to this serious problem, where my actions could have led to even more victims. I am very sorry that I have failed to repay the huge amounts of love support everyone has given me, and I betrayed the trust of both the members and the fans who trusted me.
I acknowledge the seriousness of this controversy, and I do not want to cause any further harm to my fans and members, who must be disappointed by me.
As of March 14, , I will leave Highlight. I will live while reflecting on my life, over and over again.
There have been rumors that he was preparing to make his comeback to the industry, but those rumors have not come to fruition yet. Everyone knows that Seungri had a strong bond with all of his hoobaes at YG Entertainment.
Later it was confirmed that there was no video involving a girl group member on the phone. YG Entertainment also issued a statement clarifying the situation and announcing they would be taking legal action to protect their artists.
But since we still see the forged story spreading online, we have come to notify that we will take civil and criminal procedures against the person who initially penned it and those who shared it online.
Rumors were started online when it was speculated that the girl group member involved was Jihyo. In response to the negative rumors, JYP Entertainment issued an official statement that they would be taking legal action against the rumors as well as making charges for cyber defamation where possible.
Therefore, we are currently consulting our law firm regarding gathering evidence and taking countermeasures. Seungri has always been open about his love for his junior group EXO and even mentioned them during an interview in Right after the rumors started, SM Entertainment responded that the rumors were false and issued a statement that they would be taking swift legal action against any and all of the rumors regarding their artists.
The rumors about our artists that are being spread online are groundless rumors. The continued spread of these falsehoods is causing serious damage to our artists and our agency.
In response, we will be taking strong legal action against those who have taken part in such illegal acts as writing, posting, and spreading false rumors.
We will continue to take strong legal action against such malicious rumors in the future and ask you to actively report to us protect smtown.
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