2:27 am - 02/01/2018

(TW) YG paid debts for Lee Juno to help him avoid going to jail for sexual assault and fraud

It was recently revealed that YG paid Seo Taiji & Boys group member Lee Juno‘s debts in order to help him avoid jail after being sentenced for sexual assault and fraud.

Like I realize he was a group mate and all that, but he’s also an absolute mess. The sexual assault charges stem from him molesting two women in a club and hitting the owner of said club.

[Spoiler (click to open)]"The victims reported to the police that Lee Juno approached them while drunk and grabbed them from behind. Although they tried to avoid him, Lee Juno repeatedly approached them, touching their breasts, back, and other parts of their body. According to the police, when Lee Juno was escorted from the premises by club employees, he hit the owner of the club, as well."

The fraud charges stem from borrowing around $140,000 from two people and not paying them back.

[Spoiler (click to open)]"Lee Juno was also accused of borrowing 165,000,000 won (approximately $140,000) each from “A” and “B” without repaying the loan"

And none of that even takes into consideration the worst offense of the bunch, in which Lee Juno avoided jail time back in 2002 for rape thanks to a settlement.

[Spoiler (click to open)]"A similar incident occurred in 2002. After drinking at a night club with a woman in her 20s, he took her back to his recording studio, where he sexually assaulted her. The prosecution at the time, in consideration of a settlement between the victim and Lee Juno, decided to stay proceedings."

Prior to YG helping him out, Lee Juno faced 18 months in prison.

"As a result of the trial, the court sentenced Lee Juno to an imprisonment term for one year and six months, 40 hours of treatment at a program for sexual violence, and 10 years of having his personal information registered."

Now, however, he faces just probation.

"As a result, Lee Juno was able to evade a prison sentence for being guilty in two separate criminal charges. Instead, he has been sentenced to one year and 2 months of possible prison time if he commits any more crimes in the next 2 years. Lee Juno’s second trial also sentenced Lee Juno to 120 hours of community service, as well as 40 hours of sexual violence program treatment."

People defend YG despite him grooming his wife and stuff, basically because he’s YG Entertainment‘s public face and his artists say they love him and fans love his artists, but ... yeesh. Not the best look.

sources: asianjunkie, @balloon_wanted, soompi 1, 2, naver
lizanka23 1st-Feb-2018 04:00 am (UTC)
I can’t wait for korea’s #metoo and times up movements. I cant imagine how many terrible celebrities there are like this guy in the kpop industry
stephantasm 1st-Feb-2018 04:22 am (UTC)
It's beyond needed.
stephantasm 1st-Feb-2018 04:25 am (UTC)
"People defend YG despite him grooming his wife and stuff" Lemme move my bang out of the way so I can read that again... excuse me? How old is his wife? He's disgusting for many reasons but coming to save a sex criminal just shows every one of his dirty, nasty colors.
goshipgurl 1st-Feb-2018 04:35 am (UTC)

they started dating in 2002, he was 33 and she was 21. but he first met her when she was in her second year of middle school.
semianna 1st-Feb-2018 04:26 am (UTC)
I am so confused. How does paying off your debts allow you to avoid jail once you've been sentenced.
wtf Korea?
pseudo_shigure 1st-Feb-2018 04:29 am (UTC)
How does paying off your debts allow you to avoid jail once you've been sentenced
mte. also he escaped the first time also bc he paid settlement. wtf?!?
dorawa 1st-Feb-2018 04:26 am (UTC)
Trash all around
jyusou 1st-Feb-2018 05:39 am (UTC)
jasmineakaiumi 1st-Feb-2018 06:35 am (UTC)
and people were praising YG like "wow! so loyal! what a great friend!" like let the guy rot in jail pls it's all that he deserves
suggestivepeach 1st-Feb-2018 07:15 am (UTC)

Omg are you serious

by_venoms_sting 1st-Feb-2018 06:53 am (UTC)
This is disgusting yet unsurprising to me ☹️
timetobegin 1st-Feb-2018 07:06 am (UTC)
Not sure if this is entirely applicable here, but I remember reading a lengthy article several years ago (I think it was around the time of one of Daesung's accidents) that explained how court proceedings in Korea work. One of the main points was that it's common for public prosecution to be halted if the two parties end up settling outside of court.... Seems like that's what's happened time and again with this dude and honestly, fuck him. These predators shouldn't be walking free time and again.
msgrottesca 1st-Feb-2018 08:04 pm (UTC)

Seems more and more like Korean law is almost deliberately stacked against victims, like you can pay your way out of anything no matter how severe the crime =\

hyungmoney 1st-Feb-2018 11:14 am (UTC)
ruh roh
myrrhcat 1st-Feb-2018 01:53 pm (UTC)
this is why we don't give yg our money folks!! stan blackpink stan k2nblog
mikachi613 1st-Feb-2018 08:21 pm (UTC)
blessed k2nblog allowing us to be fans without giving our money to monsters
msgrottesca 1st-Feb-2018 06:25 pm (UTC)

Birds of a feather.

sub_divided 3rd-Feb-2018 03:58 am (UTC)
IKR? And Seo Taiji has that rep too, of controlling and isolating his wife. How did these 3 guys find each other.
yxerin 1st-Feb-2018 07:06 pm (UTC)
yg stays terrible
pearlychoco 3rd-Feb-2018 05:07 am (UTC)
i have no sympathy or respect for sexual assault suspects, let alone friends/enablers of said suspect
2cutelena 4th-Feb-2018 03:51 pm (UTC)
*pretends to be shocked* YG (and many of these grown ass men who be creeping on little girl on variety shows or the reality competition show and such -that JYP party thing is so disgusting. Peep the episode with Black Pink-) is a fucking predator his damn self with his child bride. Trash supports trash.
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