WARNING: DISCUSSIONS OF SUICIDE
Minah joined ILUV in November 2019 and promoted the song “Open the Door” before leaving the group. She recently came forward to accuse her fellow ILUV members of harassment. She also said that she is suffering from depression, panic disorder, and insomnia due to the members’ actions and said that she recently made an attempt to take her own life. WKS ENE denied these claims and Minah countered by saying that everyone at the agency had known about the harassment.
Later, the issue was covered on SBS’s “E-news Exclusive.” WKS ENE said they had evidence in the form of screenshots of KakaoTalk conversations, and Minah responded to each piece of evidence with her own side of the story. On the show, a source from the agency denied all Minah’s claims, while Minah’s lawyer said that she had evidence to prove harassment if the case went to court.
WKS ENE then released an official statement about Minah’s claims and filed for legal action against her.
On August 14, Minah shared another post on Instagram:
Hello. Lots of people wished me a happy birthday on August 12, but I was in the hospital for treatment, so I was only able to check those messages now. Thank you to everyone who sent me their well-wishes. I spent my birthday in the hospital this year, but I was happy because I was able to meet some good friends, ladies, nurses, and doctors.
I’m not well-known, and in a difficult situation, the only way that I’m able to let people know about my current condition is through social media, so I have shared posts with the last of my strength. But there are those who say that these are lies, who rave against me by calling me an attention-seeker. Is there a person who would lie to the extent that they would try to kill themselves?
The agency called me a liar, but there is no lie in the fact that I have developed trauma, insomnia, panic disorder, and depression from the members and from the agency. There are those who are asking me for evidence. The reason I haven’t revealed it was because it was my last token of consideration for the members. I was afraid that they might make a bad choice like me if I reveal it, so I took that into consideration. All I wanted was a sincere apology, but it seems that I don’t need to be considerate anymore. I will discuss this with my lawyer.
The group that I was part of was only friendly on-camera. I used the last of my strength to keep up a bright image, even while suffering from assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, verbal assault, random inspections of my phone, and being ostracized. The videos that the agency revealed were all for the vlog and they weren’t voluntary. Everyone in the video was acting and we were not close in real life at all.
I asked the CEO for help with the members several times, but he ignored me. I thought about this while in the hospital for treatment. If the attackers are acting so brazenly, then there’s no reason for me to hide as the victim. I will soon update you on my condition through YouTube content that I had filmed earlier.
I will say it again but I did not lie. I’m sure the members and agency staff who read this have no intention of apologizing, but as the truth comes out, I will absolutely not accept false apologies. Live in your blood, sweat, and tears. I will make you bear the price of making me sick and making my family suffer. I hope that this world in which victims have to hide while attackers live in honor goes away forever.
Source: Naver via Soompi, @soompi, choco._.ah