July 3rd, 2019

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Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Shinhwa’s Minwoo To Be Withdrawn (according to his agency)

Following reports that Shinhwa’s Minwoo had allegedly sexually harassed two women at a bar in Gangnam, Minwoo’s agency Liveworks Company released an official statement on the matter.

The agency stated that it was something that happened out of a misunderstanding, which the involved parties have now cleared up. In addition, the agency stressed that there was no sexual harassment and that the official complaint will be withdrawn.

Here is the full statement from Liveworks:

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source: @soompi, soompi, naver
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Police To Continue Investigating Shinhwa’s Minwoo’s Case + Jun Jin Asks Fans To Believe In Him

Police investigation on the allegations of Shinhwa member Minwoo’s sexual harassment will continue.

Previously, a news report claimed that Minwoo had allegedly sexually harassed two women at a bar in Gangnam, but his agency Liveworks Company clarified that sexual harassment had not taken place and that it was something that happened out of a misunderstanding. They also stated that the alleged victims would be withdrawing their official complaints.

On July 3, Seoul Gangnam Police Station stated to OSEN, “It is true that the official complaints about Minwoo’s sexual harassment were withdrawn. However, based on the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes, we will continue investigating the case. All details including the date of questioning are undecided, and we are currently working out the schedule.”

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source: @soompi, soompi, naver

Hardcore band The Geeks celebrate 20th anniversary

It wasn't even this millennium that five friends in the local music scene came together to create the Geeks, a "youth crew" hardcore band.

"In 1999, things were wild and there were so many kids who felt lost," Seo Ki-seok, the Geeks' frontman, told The Korea Times. "A new wave of punk rock and hardcore emerged from the underground and helped them get through those tough times. At every show, it was packed. A lot of new kids and ideas. It was super organic and healthy. However, it was still so underground, which allowed very different types of bands to join their forces. Shows were so diverse back then. I'm not just talking about punk and hardcore. It was about indie rock, hip-hop and metal."

The band has stayed surprisingly consistent over 20 years, retaining three of its five founding members. Now that the members are pushing 40, they play fewer shows due to work and family demands. Seo himself works as a brand marketing director for Kakao Mobility, after having taken voluntary retirement from a promising career at GM Korea.

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Not to be confused with the hip hop duo Geeks, which is what I did and got very surprised when I pressed play on the video lol.

source: The Korea Times & HARDCORE WORLDWIDE

BTS Breaks Records As “Lights/Boy With Luv” Tops Oricon’s Daily Singles Chart

BTS’s new Japanese single has taken the No. 1 spot on Oricon’s daily singles chart and set new records!

The group’s tenth Japanese single “Lights/Boy With Luv” was released on July 3, along with the music video for its title track “Lights.”

On the July 2 daily singles chart of Japan’s largest music statistics site Oricon, “Lights/Boy With Luv” comes in No. 1 with estimated sales of 467,107 units.

This is higher than their previous first day sales record for the 2018 single “Fake Love/Airplane Pt. 2,” which reached sales of 327,342 units in its first day. The first day sales for “Lights/Boy With Luv” also surpasses the first week sales for “Fake Love/Airplane Pt. 2,” which totaled 454,829 units. “Lights/Boy With Luv” is therefore now the bestselling Japanese single by a Korean artist both for first day and first week sales!

Congratulations to BTS!

source: soompi

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