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More Yang Hyun Suk news

KBS reveals new testimony about allegations against Yang Hyun Suk regarding mediation of prostitution

On May 29, KBS’s “9 O’Clock News” reported additional details about the allegations against Yang Hyun Suk regarding prostitution meditation.

According to KBS, the police have launched an internal investigation in the wake of the allegations, and they obtained testimony from someone involved with YG confirming that adult entertainment workers were present at the dinner in question.

On May 27, MBC’s investigative journalism program “Straight” aired an episode about Yang Hyun Suk’s alleged involvement in soliciting prostitutes. In July 2014, Yang Hyun Suk and PSY reportedly met with wealthy Thai and Malaysian investors at an upscale restaurant in Gangnam where around 10 adult entertainment workers were present at the dinner. The report stated that sexual services were provided to these foreign investors.

KBS’s new report, however, quotes a source saying, “It’s true that Yang Hyun Suk called women from adult entertainment establishments. Women from not just one, but many, adult entertainment establishments were brought out.”

The source continued, “But if there were sexual relations, they happened naturally, as far as I know,” and denied that there were any paid sexual services.

YG Entertainment previously denied claims by MBC’s report and said that although Yang Hyun Suk was present after being invited by an acquaintance, there was no solicitation of sexual services. Malaysian businessman Jho Low also denied any involvement in MBC’s initial reports.

PSY released his own statement saying that he’s friends with Jho Low, was invited to attend the dinner along with Yang Hyun Suk, and that he and Yang Hyun Suk left after drinking and eating.

Yang Hyun Suk reportedly emails YG employees and denies involvement in prostitution mediation

On May 27, MBC’s investigative journalist program “Straight” aired an episode about Yang Hyun Suk’s alleged involvement in prostitution solicitation from the past. The program reported that in July 2014, several high-ranking figures from YG Entertainment accompanied two wealthy Southeast Asian investors to an upscale restaurant in Korea, where prostitution services were provided. In response, Yang Hyun Suk’s side denied the allegations.

Three days later, YG gave out a second statement about the allegations. A source from the agency stated to YTN Star on May 30, “Yang Hyun Suk only attended after being invited. It is not true that he called adult entertainment workers. We sincerely ask that you take extra care to prevent speculative reports that are not the truth from being published, distorted, or reproduced.”

On the same day, Yang Hyun Suk reportedly sent out an email to YG employees addressing the reports. Yang Hyun Suk stated in the email, “First of all, I need to let everyone know how sorry I am. I am ashamed for causing you to worry due to the recent broadcasts [about me].”

He continued, “The day after the broadcast aired was the second anniversary of my father’s passing. I had to travel to the countryside, so I didn’t have time [to respond to the reports].”

Yang Hyun Suk added, “The allegations that were made during the May 27 broadcast [of ‘Straight’] are absolutely not true. I’ve never done anything illegal that the broadcasting station is arguing that I did nor anything that you wouldn’t be proud of. I believe that the truth will come out to the world soon.”

“YG was able to continuously grow for the past 23 years because of all of your hard work that you put towards your dreams and your exceptional creativity. I’m in a position where I’m obligated to protect that,” continued Yang Hyun Suk.

“About a month ago, YG went through a large-scale reorganization and announced its will and plans for the future. In addition, I’ve also shared my desire that as the executive producer, I want to focus solely on [creating] contents that will help [YG] artists from behind the scenes.” Yang Hyun Suk concluded, “I still hold on to that heavy responsibility.”

Sources: KBS News and Naver (1, 2) via Soompi (1, 2)

And to absolutely no one's surprise, YG stans and "Papa YG" stans are caping tf out of this guy on Soompi and Twitter.
scionofawhisper 5th-Jun-2019 04:34 am (UTC)
@fans caping for YG - The thing is, everyone knows Korea has intense defamation laws. They even try to sue at the stupidest stuff or just to get people to be quiet, lol.

The media wouldn't be saying this stuff if they couldn't back it up. I mean, YG would come for them with all their power and money and sue the crap outta 'em. :x
lydzi 5th-Jun-2019 05:32 am (UTC)
You need to lead a really sad life to cap for a man like YG.
countthesaints 5th-Jun-2019 05:41 am (UTC)
I wish I was more hopeful that something would come of this, but I'm too jaded after watching men constantly get away with this bullshit.
timetobegin 5th-Jun-2019 07:53 am (UTC)
Yeah whatever, the dude is a motherfucker and this just confirms what we've always known
asnindie 5th-Jun-2019 08:29 am (UTC)
YG Stan's showing how pathetic they are standing this trash human. At this point he needs to be arrested.
peachypearl 5th-Jun-2019 10:21 am (UTC)
I used to love YG artists, and I still kind of do (The girls side anyway) but I really can't in good faith stream their music or watch their videos anymore. I can't deal with people saying 'The artistsss are not at faulttttt' but look at Seungri?

I can't say for sure that artists like Blackpink, CL, Dara, Akmu, Lee Hi weren't aware or suspicious of internal activities. Even if they are not sure how deep it goes, wouldn't they at least be minorly aware of what happens at company events? And their CEO was a shady asshole from the start anyway.
dior_chic 5th-Jun-2019 07:58 pm (UTC)
Mte. I’m at that point where I refuse to give them any attention, and Idk how they feel comfortable knowing their resources and success is coming from questionable means (I know, it’s kpop and entertainment industry in general - fucked up shit is everywhere) it does affect my opinion of them.
lil_poisonfrog 5th-Jun-2019 10:13 pm (UTC)
I do kind of side-eye CL and Dara for re-signing now that I think about it. They had to know what a scumbag he is and CL herself has even hinted at him being a perv. They could've left free and clear in 2016 but they chose not to.

But I don't blame a teenager (before this scandal) for not realizing how shady YG is before signing away 7 years of their life. Bc after that point what can they really do. If they spoke out they'd have to have a ton of concrete proof or they would've been discredited immediately (like just hearing things secondhand wouldn't be enough). I mean look how Taehyun was treated; people still talk shit about him like he did something wrong. Not to mention it's career suicide; forget about the dungeon, I doubt even after their contract is up any other company would want to sign them. You might even be ostracized by idol friends you made in the industry. That's a lot to ask of a young person imo even if it would be the most moral course of action.

That being said I 100% support a boycott. The safety of women comes before ppl's careers always. Also no one is owed success in the industry and YG idols don't deserve it than any other random nugu who never makes it.
nekokonneko 6th-Jun-2019 10:20 am (UTC)
The safety of women comes before ppl's careers always. Also no one is owed success in the industry and YG idols don't deserve it than any other random nugu who never makes it.

aures 5th-Jun-2019 10:35 am (UTC)
ever since i read about miranda kerr and that Low person i can not get that picture out of my head
which is kinda unrelated yet related to this topic
rainstormraider 5th-Jun-2019 02:32 pm (UTC)
When stans mouth off they show how ignorant they are. All it proves is that a lot of these fanbases are clearly in need of a better education system.

YHS is already on the rocks, LSM about to be investigated, so what is going on with #JYPFaith?

Edited at 2019-06-05 02:35 pm (UTC)
hallyujah 5th-Jun-2019 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yea I saw some comment on r/kpop about a "Which Big 3 company are you?" Buzzfeed type quiz and it depends whether you're into tax evasion/prostitution, embezzlement, or belong to a religious cult lmao.

Seriously, it's all so strange.
rainstormraider 5th-Jun-2019 05:22 pm (UTC)
I just saw that post. It was hilarious.
dior_chic 5th-Jun-2019 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yea I thought cult JYP would have blown up by now
lil_poisonfrog 5th-Jun-2019 10:20 pm (UTC)
JYP and LSM are seriously so blessed by YHS's existence. They're both crooks but they aren't as fucking stupid so it's easy for them to just slide on by while ppl are distracted by YG's constant clownery.

What cracks me up especially is how people talk up JYP's "good character" as if it's hard to look like a decent guy next to tax evader, sexual harasser, possible pedophile, openly misogynist pimp YHS 🙄
rainstormraider 5th-Jun-2019 11:43 pm (UTC)
He literally behaves like a villain and still has fans? This is before any of this shit came out. How is that even possible?
kyokomurasaki 7th-Jun-2019 02:03 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot about that JYP cult with all this other stuff going on
theweebdream 5th-Jun-2019 05:20 pm (UTC)
YG still has stans? Like there are people that call YG “Papa YG” unironically in 2019? Yikes
rockerista03 6th-Jun-2019 03:17 am (UTC)
I was just as shocked when I found out lol
blck_ink 5th-Jun-2019 09:00 pm (UTC)
should i look at psy a certain way...?
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