On January 30, MBC’s “True Story Exploration Party” (literal title) dug into the controversy surrounding former SECHSKIES member Kang Sung Hoon and his fanclub Hoony World.
Over the last year, Kang Sung Hoon had come under fire for issues including a canceled fan meeting in Taiwan that had not been refunded properly, poor management on the part of his fan club, and accusations of embezzling the profits from a video screening event for SECHSKIES’ 20th debut anniversary that were to meant be donated to those in need.
The brother of Hoony World’s moderator appeared on “True Story Exploration Party” and told his side of the story, revealing that Hoony World is registered under his name but was run by his younger sister and Kang Sung Hoon. He further shared, “My younger sister and Kang Sung Hoon are married under common law. Hoony World has no employees. Kang Sung Hoon is the head, and my sister is the plan maker. They share their profits with each other.”
Common-law marriage is a marriage that has not been legally registered but reflects what a marriage entails in all other ways.
The brother continued, “The amount of taxes in arrears for Hoony World are over 20 million won (approximately $18,000) and I now have bad credit. Kang Sung Hoon has not contacted me about paying me back. My sister has told me to wait, but she broke her promise three times already. I can’t get in contact with her either. They don’t seem to be willing to resolve the issue and are continuously lying, so I decided that I must reveal this.”
Prior to the broadcast, Kang Sung Hoon had made a request to the court to ban the broadcast on the basis of defamation. However, the 21st civil affairs department of the Seoul Western District Court dismissed the charges and the episode was broadcasted as planned.
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