8:07 am - 02/28/2013

Another entertainment CEO arrested for frauding and sexually harrassing trainees

One entertainment company CEO has been arrested by the police for habitually sexually harassing his trainees and stealing their money.

The Gangnam police revealed that company ceo 'A' (29) had allegedly frauded a group of trainees out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and is also under suspicion of sexually harassing them. According to the police, A set up a company in 2010 in several major cities and took in trainees, promising them, "I will debut you within six months."

A had forced them to pay security deposit fees ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 USD to prevent them from switching to other companies and frauded 30 trainees out of a total of $220,000 USD.

He would also routinely ask his female trainees like Park (16) that he needed to check whether they had stomach fat or not and sexually harass them whenever he wanted to.

Last January, Seo (19) had asked for a refund on her security deposit, causing him to lash out at her by striking her with a wooden stick along with verbal profanity, leading her to be hospitalized for three weeks.

A in actuality had no power to debut any of his trainees as singers and never had any intentions of returning their deposits.

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1. [+190, -3] I think elementary, junior, and high school students have all caught the celebrity disease. Every single one seems to want to be a celebrity lately, sigh... That man is obviously a fraud but I think the kids that believe men like him and give in to all of his demands like the security deposits are just as problematic as he is. A real company will never ask for your money. These companies exist to train you to make money off of you... Why would they look for that money from you? Please, wake up.

2. [+120, -6] You know what they say is the easiest way to seduce a girl off internet chat rooms? Say you're a PD or an entertainment company director and every single woman you meet will show interest in you, give you their pictures, and hand over their contact info.

3. [+6, -0] I remember reading articles a few weeks ago about some female idol buying an expensive house in Gangnam and other male idols owning businesses in Gangnam.. No wonder all these teens dream of becoming celebrities.

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tiddlywinks103 28th-Feb-2013 07:51 am (UTC)
I hope this can usher a unionized kind of approach to these trainee situations. Or at least giving these children protection under law, and create harsher sentences.
sub_divided 28th-Feb-2013 09:02 am (UTC)
So of course the netizens imply or outright say that the teen girls are just as much at fault as the scumbag CEO. Grr.

Anyway, this is gross & the more of these scumbags who are caught, the better. Good on Seo for trying to get out.
senshicalico 28th-Feb-2013 09:34 am (UTC)
Oh joy, a shitton of victim blaming toward young kids no less.

Hope this guy rots but lbr he probably won't.
bunica1990 28th-Feb-2013 10:13 am (UTC)
Ugh I hate this victim blaming. I hope he rots in jail.
21banged 28th-Feb-2013 10:16 am (UTC)
Glad SK is finally starting to deal with some of these issues. In complete agreement with netizen #1 as well, especially because the market is so saturated with idols atm :\
ababobaby 28th-Feb-2013 10:51 am (UTC)
I remember this story of a friend of mine who is still currently a trainee in some company in SK. Some guy there asked a trainee to do a bj on him and stuff, and good thing other trainees arrived so she wasn't alone anymore. Also OT but she kept on mentioning that "taxi drivers will rape you if you get drunk and shit"
hushmydarling 28th-Feb-2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
the taxi driver thing is unfortunately a common problem in other places ): here in toronto, it's very common to expect the taxi driver to ask you questions like "do you live alone? are you going to see your boyfriend?" if you're a single female riding by yourself. normally you should be calling someone when you get into the taxi, telling them the cab number and when you should be arriving at point B, and they'll leave you alone.

only for the shady companies though...
45s 28th-Feb-2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yes. I live in Toronto too and legit pretend I don't speak English or pretend I'm having a phone convo when they pull that.

Would rather take the bus
ababobaby 1st-Mar-2013 09:56 am (UTC)
I've never ridden one by myself. I would definitely do that :)
lee_chikin 28th-Feb-2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
taxi drivers will rape you if you get drunk and shit
Very comforting O__O
asnindie 28th-Feb-2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
I remember a girl from a very popular K-indie blog stating how gentlemanly Korean men were for escorting her around in Taxis, until she found out that the taxi drivers were well known to drive to empty spot and then rape women. How on earth are these assholes still working:/
shineebambi 28th-Feb-2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
It's common enough that my fried told me not to take taxis alone after 9pm because it a very real problem
ababobaby 1st-Mar-2013 09:54 am (UTC)
i've heard about this from the past omona posts already, but i checked her fb and with it coming from her, i couldn't help but mentiom
modestgoddess79 28th-Feb-2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
I've also heard they will invite you to sit in the front seat then molest you
mjspice 28th-Feb-2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh God......
leopolitan 28th-Feb-2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
the implications in the comments are disgusting.
love_keiko 28th-Feb-2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
ugh!

also, fuck the victim blaming comments. would u say that to your sister? mother? aunt?

some ppl have no fuckin' common sense.
shineebambi 28th-Feb-2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Ugh I really hope the Korean govt really starts to change the law structure to protect these kids better from slime like this
nana_the_dwarf 28th-Feb-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
As much as I hate that this is happening, I'm glad that more and more victims (I hate that word) are coming forward and reporting these incidents.
modestgoddess79 28th-Feb-2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
whole lot of victim blaming in those comments

that CEO is a con artist and a pervert
weerainbow 28th-Feb-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
It's sickening hearing more and more news coming out of these kinds of things that have been going on but at least action is being taken against the guys.
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