4:43 pm - 03/15/2019

Burning Sons 2nd mini news round-up for today

Darren Wang's agency to take legal action against rumours connecting him to Jung Joon Young's group chatroom

Taiwanese actor Darren Wang is the next to take legal action about malicious rumors.

Rumors about the actor arose due to photos that he took with Seungri, including one taken at Burning Sun in January.

On March 14, his agency posted via social media, “The malicious rumors regarding Darren Wang that are circulating online are not true,” and added, “He is simply friends with Seungri, and he did not perform any immoral acts.”

The agency added, “We ask for the false rumors to be deleted and no longer be spread and circulated. We will take legal action for the protection of his rights and interests.”

Meanwhile, Darren Wang is set to arrive in Korea on March 21 to promote his film “Fall in Love at First Kiss.”

Lee Chung Ah's agency files request for investigation on false rumours tied to Jung Joon Young
On March 15, her agency Kings Entertainment once again reiterated that she only filmed a music video with Jung Joon Young in 2013 and has no other relations with him. However, groundless rumors have still been circulating, and the agency “can no longer ignore those who harm the image, honor, and character of the actress.”

The statement explains, “In addition, also for the sake of the many other celebrities being harmed, we judged that it would be best to take strict action. Through the law firm Moonmoo (Head Lawyer Jo Soon Yeol) as the legal representative, we decided to request a highly intensive investigation about the initial writers of the rumors and those who spread and circulated them.”

The agency submitted a formal request for investigation to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency through the law firm on March 15.


“As series as this matter is, we will take strong legal action without any settlement or leniency for the protection of our actress’s rights and interests. We will also work to take strong legal action so that additional harm is not received in the future,” the statement concludes.

Fan community asks for Lee Jong Hyun's removal from CNBLUE

Following revelations of CNBLUE’s Lee Jong Hyun being involved in an illicit chatroom with Jung Joon Young, some fans have requested Lee Jong Hyun’s removal from CNBLUE.

On March 15, a statement was posted on the DC CNBLUE Gallery demanding his removal. They mentioned that “Lee Jong Hyun has forgotten his duties as a public figure, a CNBLUE member, a singer, and as a person, has caused public criticism, and has tarnished the images of CNBLUE and FNC Entertainment.”

The statement continues, “He was revealed as a member of a controversial 1:1 chatroom and he forgot his duties as a public figure when he continued such acts like saying remarks that objectify women without any restraint. He is consistently being silent without giving a genuine apology or self-reflecting. While the argument regarding the illegality of Lee Jong Hyun’s actions will be revealed through the police investigation, we cannot accept and be consumers of Lee Jong Hyun’s activities considering the social perceptions of sexual assault and the fact that the majority of the fandom is comprised of females.

It concludes, “We strongly demand as of March 15, 2019 that Lee Jong Hyun be removed, not suspended, from the group. However, this is unrelated to the opinions of the CNBLUE members. We will respect the members’ opinions.”

Earlier today, FNC released a statement regarding Lee Jong Hyun’s controversial chats with Jung Joon Young. Previously, FTISLAND’s Choi Jong Hoon decided to leave FTISLAND and retire from the industry after his messages in a chatroom with Seungri, Jung Joon Young, and more were revealed.

Military Manpower Association gives official response to possibility of Seungri delaying enlistment

The Military Manpower Administration has released an official statement in response to Seungri’s announcement of requesting the postponement of his military enlistment.

The following is the full statement:

The Military Manpower Administration hereby gives the following statements regarding singer Seungri’s (full name Lee Seung Hyun) delay of his military enlistment.

There are no legal grounds that grant the Military Manpower Administration the power to postpone the enlistment date of a person who has been notified to enlist.

However, if the person has reasons that prevent him from enlisting on the scheduled date and thus makes a request to delay his enlistment date, [the Military Manpower Administration] will review whether or not [the date] can be delayed in accordance with Article 129 Paragraph 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Military Service Law.

For your information, there has been a case in the past where one made a request to delay enlistment for being under investigation and [the request] was approved.

The following are possible grounds that allow postponement of enlistment according to Article 129 Paragraph 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Military Service Law.

1. A person who is unable to fulfill his military duty due to an illness or mental disorder.

2. A person whose family member residing in the same household, such as his lineal ancestor or descendant, spouse, sister or brother, is greatly ill or has passed away, and thus requires him to care for the family member or make funeral arrangements.

3. Omitted through No. 7

8. Person who has difficulties carrying out his military duty for other inevitable reasons.


Police identify officer with suspected connection to Seungri, Jung Joon Young and more

A suspect has been identified for the police officer with ties to members of the controversial chatroom including Seungri and Jung Joon Young.

It was first reported on March 13 that there appear to have been potential connections, and the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency backed up these allegations. Additional messages and evidence of corruption were revealed by SBS.

Suspected figures including Kang Shin Myung, former Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency, and Lee Sang Won, former Commissioner of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, denied involvement.

Seungri, Jung Joon Young, former Yuri Holdings CEO Yoo In Suk, and a former club employee were questioned from March 14 to 15, and they identified the “police chief” in question to be someone of senior superintendent rank.

The police has summoned senior superintendent officer “A” as a suspect. He is being questioned about interacting with the individuals involved including Seungri and Jung Joon Young and whether he misused his power to assist them.


Disciplinary action for “A” will be considered once the results of the investigation are released.

Sources: Naver (1, 2, 3), Nate, Yonhap News and Military Manpower Association via Soompi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
krissasaur 15th-Mar-2019 10:56 am (UTC)
ah0000 15th-Mar-2019 12:05 pm (UTC)

.........I can't

happypurinsu 15th-Mar-2019 11:00 am (UTC)
A full timeline (with links) that's being continuously updated:
https://www.reddit.com/r/kpop/comments/b0isrw/timeline_of_burning_sun_seungri_jung_joon_young/


CONFIRMED
Seungri (Big Bang) [retired]
Jung Joon Young (singer) [retired]
Choi Jong Hoon (FT Island) [retired]
Yong Jun Hyung [Highlight) [retired]
Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) [no news yet]
Yoo In Suk (PHB's husband) [retired]

HEAVILY RUMOURED
Kwon Hyuk Jun (SNSD Yuri's brother) - drugged & filmed women
Zico (Block B member) - at least borrowed JJY's "golden phone"
Tyler Kwon (SNSD Jessica's partner & boyfriend) - participant
An unnamed police chief who covered up all of their crimes

RUMOURED*
Roy Kim (singer)
Eddy Kim (singer)
Choi Tae Joon (actor)
Darren Wang (Taiwanese)

CLEARED
Lee Hong Ki (FT Island)


Mr. Yoo was the one who outed the police chief; the others just backed his claim up.
Mr. Kim is confirmed as a Burning Sun employee; still not entirely sure who Mr. Heo is.
Kwon Hyuk Jun was the Mr. A who got kicked out of the group 'cause he was caught doing drugs.

There's also a lot of rumours about a "Madam Shim" involved in the clubs/prostitution.

It's falsely reported that one of the involved reporters has gone missing
(he's stated that he would go "dark" for 3-4 days before releasing more info)

2D1N has been put on indefinite hiatus; KBS has set the videos to 'private'.


*just because they or their agency denies, it does not mean they are not involved, as was evident with both Choi Jong Hoon and Lee Jong Hyun. To be cleared, a non-biased source must confirm (such as a reporter). Especially true about those who have openly been close to either (or both) Seungri and JJY for years.
dantethetaco 15th-Mar-2019 11:11 am (UTC)
Wait, why is Choi Taejoon being rumored? I'd be so shocked if he was involved in this because he seemed to be so sweet when he was in Hello Conseulor, and he seemed to be genuinely concerned about a lot of the people that went there.

Also, thank you for keeping a record on all of this, it's becoming quite confusing to keep up with all the news coming out.
happypurinsu News About Mr. Yoo15th-Mar-2019 11:41 am (UTC)
In today's SBS 8o'clock news, it was reported that Mr. Yoo is in fact the leader / in charge of this immediate group; he's in control of much things, such as the covering up of CJH's drunk driving incident, Seungri's pimping, and the connection to the police chief.

He claims that since he was abroad most of the time, he'snot involved(?)
But he admits that he has connections to many high-ranking people (VIPs).
happypurinsu Members of the original / first reported chatroom15th-Mar-2019 12:02 pm (UTC)
MBN has revealed the identities of all 8 members of the original / first reported hidden camera chatroom. The 8 members are as follows:

1) Seungri (formerly of BIGBANG)
2) Jung Joon Young (former singer)
3) Choi Jonghoon (formerly of FTISLAND)
4) Yoo In Suk (ex-CEO of Yuri Holdings)
5) Mr. Kim (former club MD of Burning Sun)
6) Kwon Hyuk Jun (older brother of SNSD Yuri)
7) An unnamed former employee at YG Entertainment
8) A friend of JJY (appeared with him on a travel program)


Lee Jong Hyun and Yong Jun Hyung were in other, yet similar chatrooms.


Also, some mixed reports about whether or not there are more celebrities
- more unconfirmed celebrities are involved, just not in this original chatroom.
happypurinsu Re: Members of the original / first reported chatroom15th-Mar-2019 02:20 pm (UTC)
6) = Mr. A (Kwon Hyuk Jun)
7) = Mr. B (named as Mr. Kim)
8) = Mr. C (so speculated to be either 'Mr. Heo', Choi Tae Jun or the 'Korean Englishman')
pepsi_twist9 15th-Mar-2019 02:32 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised to know there were more celebs. The connection between these individuals is very vague, the fact that there's only two members from the same company makes me suspicious. Not that people are friends with everyone in their agency or anything like that but I imagine it's a lot more common to be close to people that you see all the time.
happypurinsu 15th-Mar-2019 02:52 pm (UTC)
A recent Daum article states that Seungri was even involved in prostitution in Japan;
He allegedly sent Korean women to Japan as part of a sex trade. Dispatch says the same.

Also, Mr. Yoo reportedly solicited prostitution alongside Seungri (controlled/handled it)
evilcoc0nut 15th-Mar-2019 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yikesssss
nekobot 15th-Mar-2019 03:01 pm (UTC)
It's the absolute least I know but I am very happy to see CNBlue fans responding like this, emphasising the scumminess of someone like this profiting off a mostly female fanbase and demanding punishment without candy-coating it or mentioning redemption of suspension. It's hard to see your favs outed as trash but seeing people excuse it is even worse, and accepting the situation and advocating for what is undoubtedly a necessary consequence for the perpetrator even if it means losing your favourite group (not sure how you could hang on to it having it tainted like that though) is the best and only way to go.

Fans are the most important group of people helping these idols get to the positions of power that enable them to do these things in the first place, and lots of us need to remember that we have the right to hold them accountable for their actions and withhold our support if their behaviour is not satisfactory. It's interesting that the responses can be so varied depending on the idol or group in question.

Edited at 2019-03-15 03:02 pm (UTC)
pseudo_shigure 15th-Mar-2019 03:05 pm (UTC)
same. i hope more fanbases are like this.
happypurinsu Wonder what they will reveal...15th-Mar-2019 03:04 pm (UTC)
A Dispatch report claims that 3 other phones have been found during the raid of JJY's house (apart from 2-weeks-old phone he handed in).
goshipgurl Re: Wonder what they will reveal...15th-Mar-2019 03:37 pm (UTC)
slightly OT but i love your icon

him handing in a 2-weeks-old phone (and jonghyun's bio) just shows that these guys still think this is all fun and games
goshipgurl 15th-Mar-2019 03:36 pm (UTC)
OP, thank you so much for doing these posts! But can you add the headlines of the articles as well? It's just a wall of text and confusing to read :/
rockerista03 16th-Mar-2019 03:29 am (UTC)
Yeah sure. I’ll go edit them in a bit. Thanks for that!
happypurinsu 15th-Mar-2019 04:20 pm (UTC)
JJY is now also connected to international prostitution, particularly when he visited Berlin (Germany)
And he discussed Romanian girls (as good sluts) with LJH. Mr. Yoo was once again involved as well.

Also, this text that JJY has allegedly sent one of his victims:
"I will make you a celebrity if you sleep with me."
happypurinsu Sex Trade15th-Mar-2019 04:42 pm (UTC)
Apart from sending each other pics & videos of unaware, drugged, raped women, it now sounds like they were running a legit prostitution ring.

> Mr. Yoo was the main "provider" of women (apart from taking care of keeping stuff low-key)
>> Seungri distributed said women to the clubs/"events", both in Korea and abroad
>>> Jung Joon Young "bought" same women for his own "entertainment"
>>>> Mr. Yoo even sent "an expensive slut" to JJY as a present
-

https://entertain.v.daum.net/v/20190315204054167?rcmd=rn
https://www.dispatch.co.kr/2011274
(and many more articles...)


"Tricked into doing prostitution," my ass.
lizanka23 Re: Sex Trade15th-Mar-2019 05:18 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for these updates! the information is coming in so fast
blck_ink 15th-Mar-2019 05:39 pm (UTC)
this is all so disgusting and uncomfortable to read.
happypurinsu Updated List15th-Mar-2019 07:36 pm (UTC)
A full timeline (with links) that's being continuously updated:
https://www.reddit.com/r/kpop/comments/b0isrw/timeline_of_burning_sun_seungri_jung_joon_young/


CONFIRMED
Seungri (Big Bang) [retired]
Jung Joon Young (singer) [retired]
Choi Jong Hoon (FT Island) [retired]
Yong Joon Hyung [Highlight) [retired]
Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) [no news yet]
Yoo In Seok (PHB's husband) [retired]
Kwon Hyuk Joon (SNSD Yuri's brother)
A currently unnamed police chief

RUMOURED
Zico (Block B)
Roy Kim (singer)
Eddy Kim (singer)
Choi Tae Joon (actor)
Darren Wang (Taiwanese actor)
Josh Carrott (famous YouTuber)
Tyler Kwon (SNSD Jessica's partner)

CLEARED*
Lee Hong Ki (FT Island)

*keep in mind that just because they or their agency denies, it does not mean they are not involved, as was evident with both Choi Jong Hoon and Lee Jong Hyun. To be cleared, a non-biased source must confirm (such as by a reporter). Especially true about those who have openly been close to either (or both) Seungri and JJY for years.

-

CHATROOM 1)
1) Seungri (formerly of Big Bang)
2) Jung Joon Young (former singer)
3) Choi Jong Hoon (former FT Island)
4) Yoo In Seok (ex-CEO of Yuri Holdings)
5) Mr. Kim (former club MD of Burning Sun)
6) Kwon Hyuk Jun (SNSD Yuri's big brother)*
7) A currently unnamed former YG employee**
8) Friend of JJY (appeared with him on a show)***

*Kwon is Mr. A in most reports
**Most likely Mr. B, named Mr. Heo
***Mr. C; Choi Tae Joon or Josh Carrott(?)
-> the last two are still unconfirmed identities.

Apart from sending each other pics & videos of unaware, drugged, raped women, they allegedly also ran a legit prostitution ring:
> Mr. Yoo was the main "provider" of women (and took care of keeping stuff low-key)
>> Seungri distributed said women to the clubs/"events", both in Korea and abroad
>>> Jung Joon Young "bought" same women for his own "entertainment"
>>>> Mr. Yoo even sent "an expensive slut" to JJY as Xmas present
>Mr. Yoo also made CJH's drunk driving incident "go away"
>>Kwon was kicked out of the group after caught doing drugs
>>>Mr. Yoo was the one in contact with the unnamed police chief

!i!Please note that there are several other chatrooms, both groups and 1-on-1, with even more people involved, including Lee Jong Hyun and Yong Joon Hyung.
The initial chatrooms were from about 8 months in 2015-2017 and contain tens of thousands of messages. More is expected with the newly obtained phones.

-

OTHER PEOPLE

Oh Hyuk Jin
- Political journalist who first reported on Burning Sun. Has said he will release more info in 4 days* and went "dark".
Has previously worked with and again working with Noh Seung Il. (*about 2-3 days left now)

Noh Seung Il
- Oh Hyuk Jin mentioned him, saying he was assisting Hyuk Jin with the Burning Sun work.
He's credited with being the first to report on the corruption of Choi Soon Sil.

Kang Kyung Yoon
- First reporter on the Kakaotalk chatrooms of Seungri and Jung Joon Young; received the messages from lawyer Bang, on the request of the informant. Also met victims.

Bang Jeong Hyun
- Lawyer who received a chat document from an informant and sent it to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (as opposed to the police). He also shared them with Kang Kyung Yoon (see above). https://twitter.com/ahenemfwkfwlso/status/1105829209098907649?s=21


There's also a Madam Shim involved, but it's hard to get info about her because apparently she has high-up friends who get the news erased.


Edited at 2019-03-15 07:45 pm (UTC)
tungatunga Re: Updated List15th-Mar-2019 09:20 pm (UTC)
Oh Hyuk Jin said now that he won't drop anything in set date, because one of his informant stopped contacting him.

Frankly I have issues with this guy, he popped out of nowhere, made claims on Instagram, and isn't connected to one of the reputable source like other people who start the whole thing like JTBC (who actually broke out BS assault case), SBS reporter Kang, and lawyer Bang who represents the whistle-blower. Has anyone know anything more about him?
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