5. Verified members of the groupchat🤮— 슙슙🐱 (@goblestone) 12. März 2019
Choi Joog Hoon
Burning Sun manager1
Burning Sun manager2
A, B and C pic.twitter.com/qphDAc8F1m
FNC confirmed that Lee Jonghyun and Choi Jonghoon are NOT related to the controversy in any way and to take legal actions against false rumours pic.twitter.com/aXNOb2Li96— pannatic (@pannatic) 12. März 2019
soompi translation of FNC statement:
We clearly state that Lee Jong Hyun and Choi Jong Hoon, who are artists at our agency, have no relation to this incident. Their relationships with the controversial celebrities are only as acquaintances who were in contact with each other.
Choi Jong Hoon recently received a request for cooperation in the police’s investigation, and so he only attended as a reference. We wish to make clear that he was not being investigated nor considered a suspect. Choi Jong Hoon has already completed the police’s investigation, and the tentative conclusion is that he has no particular connection to allegations such as sexual services.
Also, Lee Jong Hyun and Jung Joon Young’s relationship is just that of two people who were in contact a long time ago, and he is not connected to this incident. We hope that you will refrain from unnecessary misunderstandings or speculative reports.
In addition, we will be be taking strong legal action against malicious rumors spreading online about our artists.
The reason why Jung Joonyoung was not charged before
Translation by Netizentown:
Dispatch summary of JJY case, reason the accusations in 2016 ended with "no charge" is because JJY did not submit the "Golden Phone (as nicknamed by Zico)" but acknowledged he filmed his then-gf, claiming he mistakenly thought she'd agreed, and had now deleted vid/replaced phone.
2019, new "Golden Phone". There are supposedly 2 group chats, 1 for business partners (includes Seungri), 1 for friends. JJY's biggest "molka mate" (molka=spycam) is Mr K (Seungri's business partner), to them one night = one 'certification' shot, shared 10 spycams in 10 months
JJY and Highlight member Yong Jun Hyung had 1 on 1 chats, not related to the two groups, but Dispatch casts doubt that YJH might have known about his friend's habits. they cast this conversation under "molka attempt"
Dispatch said that even if the police knew the existence of golden phone 3 years ago, they fell for JJY's excuse abt deleting & breaking phone/didn't insist. A Dispatch informant claims JJY's "habit" is molkas and it's all a game for him and he only pretended to be sorry in 2016.
Translation by goblestone:
In 2016/8 and 2018/11, the police received reports about Jung illegally filming. Both ended as him not a suspect.
Especially in 2018/11, Jung’s phone repair reported the chat history to the police, the police submitted it to the prosecution advicing them not to press charges.
source: goblestone 1 2, IEofgroup, Netizentown, dispatch, pannatic 1 2, soompi, naver, xsportnews, news1
EDIT: FNC's statement: Lee Jonghyun and Choi Jonghoon are NOT related to the controversy in any way and to take legal actions against false rumours
EDIT 2: Added soompi's translation for FNC's statement