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The East Light’s Former Producer Moon Young Il Jailed Ahead Of Trial For Abuse Allegations

Moon Young Il, the producer who has been accused of verbally and physically abusing former The East Light members Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun, has been jailed ahead of his trial.

Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun’s legal representative has released an official statement about the matter and it reads as follows:

Hello. This is lawyer Jung Ji Seok. As of December 20, the Bangbae Police Station, who is investigating the case involving Moon Young Il and The East Light, has imprisoned Moon Young Il through the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office for charges of extraordinary and repeated violence.

Through the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office and the Seoul Central District Courts, the Bangbae Police Station filed an arrest warrant against Moon Young Il, and a judge issued the arrest warrant on December 14. The arrest warrant was enforced in the early morning of December 15, and we have confirmed that Moon Young Il is currently being held in jail at the Seocho Police Station.

The Bangbae Police Station has also been investigating CEO Kim Chang Hwan and president Lee Jung Hyun (of Media Line Entertainment) for inciting and abetting violence and violating child welfare law. Kim Chang Hwan has had his case forwarded to the prosecutor’s office to be indicted, while Lee Jung Hyun has had his case forwarded with the suggestion of no indictments.

Suspects who are jailed by the prosecutor’s office are held for up to 10 days (December 29), so we believe that he will be sentenced within the year if there are no special circumstances.

Thank you.

In October, reports emerged that members of The East Light had been verbally and physically abused within their agency. Brothers Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun stepped forward and revealed that they had been verbally and physically abused by producer Moon Young Il for four years. Though they provided audio recordings and other evidence, the agency has denied the allegations against CEO Kim Chang Hwan while admitting to the allegations made against Moon Young Il. Media Line has since terminated their contract with all of the members of The East Light.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver

tl;dr- The producer who abused the brothers has been jailed before his trial for charges of extraordinary and repeated violence. He can be held up to 10 days, so their lawyer thinks that the court will sentence him within this year.
wafflesnmilk 21st-Dec-2018 12:15 am (UTC)
I’m glad the case is actually making progress, after the intial outrage there wasn’t much updates or media attention on the case and it had me worried for a while. The blue house also finally gave a response to the petition recently and mentioned updating legistrations for minors contracts (which won’t changes much without enforcement but hey). I hope they get justice.

It’s definitely all for the better that they managed to get out of the cycle of abuse but I can’t help but be sad at how this affected the relationships between the members and the implications :( sorry boys , you deserved much better.
foxxxygrandpa 21st-Dec-2018 06:42 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas, assholes!!!! I’m happy for the brothers getting justice.
ichigobabe 21st-Dec-2018 11:03 am (UTC)

lydzi 21st-Dec-2018 08:37 pm (UTC)
YES! Those are good news. I read the translation made by that cute admin D on twitter about the petition, it's good to know that things are moving. Well very slowly but it's there.

He needs to rot in that prison, him and all the ones who didn't say anything. Media Line better be exterminated too.
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