One official said, “I’m sorry that because of the despicable acts of a few managers, those managers who work hard on foot are also getting fingers pointed at them. Everyone is especially dumbfounded that Jang, who was the senior advisor of the Young Producers’ Association, has been involved in a rape case. They’re sad and heavy at heart that managers may be treated like social evils.” Another manager also said, “My girlfriend’s family wasn’t happy with my manager job now that our marriage is coming up, and I’m at a loss how something like this could happen.”Jang didn’t have a very good reputation even before the incident among managers, as he was rumored to be the man behind Kara’s disbandment issue. This is why many say that “it was something that would happen sooner or later.” Jang has admitted to a part of his charges, but even if he receives a jail sentence, he may continue working in management after his release. CEO Kim, who was involved in the Jang Ja Yeon incident, is also still active as a manger. America and Japan have their agencies approved beforehand, but because Korean managers just need to send in applications, managers with criminal records can’t be sifted out. Another rep from the Corea Entertainment Management Association said, “The association has a point policy, but because many managers in charge of singers aren’t with the association, there’s no real way to curb them. I’m sorry that the image [of the Koran wave] has been harmed by such a sad incident.”Jang’s legal defendant, the law firm Cheongrim, has stated through press releases that it would ‘take legal measures against the libel and obstruction of work caused by the press’ false and exaggerated reports’.
Source: Global mnet