On August 14, Cube Entertainment announced that Soojin would be leaving (G)I-DLE.
Their statement reads:
This is Cube Entertainment.
First, the agency apologizes for having caused concern through the controversy associated with our artist Soojin.
Today, we are announcing the decision that Soojin will be leaving the group.
(G)I-DLE will henceforth promote as five members. We will continue to do our best and provide unstinting support so that (G)I-DLE can show their growth in music and performance.
Soojin has been on hiatus since March after people shared posts online alleging that Soojin had bullied other students in school. Although Soojin and Cube Entertainment denied the rumors, actress Seo Shin Ae eventually came forward and said that Soojin had bullied her when they were classmates together.
Source: @soompi, Naver (1, 2) via Soompi