Continuing their reports on the case of Yang Hyun Suk’s alleged prostitution mediation in 2014, MBC’s “Straight” revealed an interview with Madam Jung on July 8.
In the interview, Madam Jung claimed that the mediation of prostitution in Europe (Monaco) in 2014 was a request from YG Entertainment. She said, “On the way to Europe, I received a phone call from Yang Hyun Suk’s side. It was the first time I had ever been called by CEO Kim of YGX. CEO Kim couldn’t do anything that Yang Hyun Suk didn’t tell him to do.”
She continued, “Photos of 10 girls were sent to Yang Hyun Suk’s friend.” One week before leaving for Europe, the friend delivered 200 million won (approximately $170,000) in euros to her, money she heard had been provided by Jho Low. Moreover, the friend stayed on the trip as an interpreter. Madame Jung said, "I've never contacted Jho Low directly. I can't speak English."
According to Madam Jung, Yang Hyun Suk personally gave directions on how the money should be distributed, telling her she was to give each of the girls 10 million won (approximately $8,500) and take the remaining half — 100 million won (approximately $85,000) — herself.
On why she agreed to the interview with “Straight,” Madam Jung said it was because YG’s side has changed their testimony. Madam Jung, who has been questioned six times by police thus far, said, “I just did as I was told by YG. I’m not someone who can get a lot of powerful figures to gather in one place. There was a cross-examination, and YG’s side claimed that they didn’t know why I had brought the girls.”
Madam Jung also suggested the possibility of a connection between YGX and police, saying that after the preview for the episode went out, CEO Kim of YGX called her and said that it’s “unlikely that the police will continue investigations.”
Speaking further about Yang Hyun Suk, Madam Jung said, “Yang Hyun Suk doesn’t often have dinners with businessmen. That’s why this is even more out of the ordinary. I don’t know what he wanted to gain from asking me to do this.”
“Yang Hyun Suk knows exactly why I took the money. Because he ordered it. I went [to Europe] because he told me to. That’s the truth.”
In addition, Madame Jung also made a point to emphasize that she doesn't know the people that received prostitution services as she doesn't know what happened after they went drinking.
Currently, YG Entertainment and Yang Hyun Suk are not responding to calls from reporters.
[+652, -10] Wow, I never expected for her herself to come out with a testimony. How will YG respond to this?
[+633, -7] Looks like Jung Madame has cut ties with Yang Hyun Suk ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[+529, -7] Will the truth finally come to light...
[+40, -0] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Hyun Suk-ah, seems like you've been dropped ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I think this woman will live life just fine without you
[+21, -1] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ If Yang Hyun Suk isn't called in for investigation again and is declared innocent, our country is truly hopeless
[+21, -0] What would a madame like her with tons of domestic clients need to search out a foreigner for? YG totally expanded their business with all kinds of shady operations.
[+8, -0] Keep it up, expose more
[+11, -0] To think that he has a daughter of his own...
[+9, -0] Looks like we'll get to see Yang Hyun Suk in handcuffs. With a CEO like this, no wonder their artists are like that.
[+9, -1] Yang Hyun Suk, what're you going to do now ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
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