The East Light’s leader and member Lee Seok Cheol recently opened up about the physical and verbal abuse from their agency’s producer and CEO.
Warning: Article contains descriptions of violence. (Please proceed to read with caution)
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There are a lot of twitter threads going around with more detailed descriptions of the press conference, but many of them are HIGHLY TRIGGERING and graphic, please keep this in mind before reading as well.
balloon_wanted: twitter, reddit, alone_nomad, KoreanUpdates, kpopers_family
I also summed up some of the main points from these twitter threads and the article and provided additional information for those who do not know the group but please note that this is based off the translations only - I do not understand Korean and did not watch the actual press conference.
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-Lee Seokcheol is the eldest of the group at 18 years old.
-The PD is Yoon Young il. The assault took place from 2015 to 2017, and what seems to be the reason this case is coming to light now is that the producer has returned to the company.
-Lee Seokcheol only mentioned the abuse that he, his brother Lee Seunghyun and Lee Eunsung (another member) faced. He mentioned that he could not discuss the other members assault.
-When Lee Seunghyun complained about the producers return, he was removed from The East Light.
-Lee Seokcheol has also left The East Light and is planning to take action.
My main goal in posting about this is to spread the word about this. It's hard to tell if this will gain traction in Korea as it was just reported on as I am posting this, but I don't want this to get buried because it will be easier for the perpetrators to get away. I may not be able to provide further updates to this comm in the upcoming days, but as one last thing: if planning to send words of encouragement to the members, do proceed with caution. As of now only Lee Seokcheol has spoken up about the abuse and what may be even scarier, only him and his brother Seunghyun have been said to have left the company. What this means is that the other four boys may as of this moment still be with Media Line.
source: @soompi, naver (1)(2) via soompi