8:08 pm - 01/06/2010

Prosecutors prepare to summon G-Dragon to court

Big Bang's G-Dragon will be summoned to an investigation for the violation of the Youth Protection Act and for lewd conduct.

The investigation will focus on G-Dragon's 1st solo concert last year, “Shine a Light”, which exhibited sexual and violent themes, and the fact that it was rated as "strictly prohibited for pre-teens under the age of 12".

The Eastern Seoul District Prosecutor official stated, “We are in the process of collecting and reviewing all the information on the subject matter,” then continued, “We will determine the specific time frame when G-Dragon will be summoned to this investigation after this.”

G-Dragon held his concert last December which included a sexy performance with a female dancer for his song, Breathe.

The prosecutors are seeking for reasons why “She’s Gone” and “Korean Dream”, which were banned by the same Act in November, were still added to the show.

The two songs mentioned are considered not suitable for minors and are prohibited for sale, rent, screening and/or distributing in any channels by this law.

Individuals who are convicted of lewd conduct according to the Article 245 will face fine not exceeding ₩ 5,000,000 and one-year imprisonment and the penalties for the violation of the Youth Protection Act are ₩ 20,000,000 in fines and three-year imprisonment.

A representative from YG Entertainment gave a statement on the issue saying, “YG will assist the investigators in this process and will take care of it on behalf of the client (G-Dragon)" and added, “we will hereby accept the decision and are responsible for the legal action taken according to the Act.”

SOURCE: PinkyPK❤  @ teambigbang.blogspot.com


cleaned the translation a bit. to those who understand korean, let me know if i missed anything :)
hallerness 6th-Jan-2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Totally. I don't know if it's a translation error, but the article is conflicting.

A subpoena can only be issued after investigation has determined there is sufficient ground or due cause. If the prosecutor says they are still in the process of "collecting, etc.", how can the author assume that a subpoena is already being prepared? He is not even being summoned yet for the investigation; the timeframe is to be determined after more information is collected. Who knows if the investigation may actually lead to dismissal?

Preliminary investigation =/= subpoena.
hallerness 6th-Jan-2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
And as I've said before, this is too hypocritical a case.

I hope the government realizes how some of their laws are contradicting and it's about time for some amendments.
rennii 6th-Jan-2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
lol. I wish you could defend him in court. I worry that you`re making better points than YG ever could. I don`t think he`s going to notice Korea`s hypocrisy and the contradiction of the law that states korea`s age of consent with this case -sigh-
hallerness 6th-Jan-2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
LOL. It's still a bit early to talk about court defense. As I've said, the investigation may lead to dismissal. Although if a subpoena is indeed issued, I hope YG has some brilliant legal brains in his team.
rennii 7th-Jan-2010 01:42 am (UTC)
LOL yeah, I agree but some part of me believes he doesn't have that kind of brains anywhere around him. XD I'm saying this because when shit got real with the court case talk, he came out with a statement saying: "OMG, WE'RE SO SORRY. WE WEREN'T THINKING ABOUT HOW KIDS WOULD BE THERE. WE JUST WANTED GD TO HAVE HIS CONCERT LIKE HE ENVISIONED IT, WE FORGOT, SORRY."

I wish he'd have defended GD a little bit more XD
hallerness 7th-Jan-2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I was disappointed when I read that too. But then when you take into consideration how any reply would still get them bashed anyhow, they opted for an apologetic stance perhaps to soften the blow. They might have thought that since the media tends to misquote and take things out of context, taking the defensive might just worsen the situation.

But since the government is now involved, here's to hoping they have prepared more viable arguments for defense if the case leads to that.
rennii 7th-Jan-2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Omg, the misquoting thing is the reason I believe GD never speaks up in his own defense. Reporters aren`t always on your side =/ I`ve this before so I will say it again: Reporters are professional netizens.

I find his silence is often misinterpreted as him laughing and finding all the hate against him hilarious.

I don`t think that`s the case. It`s just that talking and explaining wouldn`t get through to the majority anyway.

Anyway, yeah... I really hope YG gets some guys on his side that know their shiz and can defend GD properly =)
rawthorne 6th-Jan-2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
It's times like these I wish LJ had a 'like' button.
hallerness OT6th-Jan-2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Funny coz I've actually been stalking your journal for a while now and there were times when I really wanted to comment on how much I like your discussion on feminist issues but I just couldn't bring myself to unlurk.
rawthorne Re: OT6th-Jan-2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Mutual stalking? Now there's a new trend.
We could just friend each other and step out of the shadows ;)
hallerness Re: OT6th-Jan-2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
But my blog is useless. All there is to it is what's visible to everyone. I honestly just wrote those entries so I can join communities that requires some sort of blog activity. You will be seeing my comments in your blogs soon enough though. ;)
vvvanilla 6th-Jan-2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
edited the article a bit and cleaned up the translation :)
hallerness 6th-Jan-2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for clearing things up. :)
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