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Die dunkle Seite der K-Pop-SaubermännerLee Seung-hyun (koreanisch: 이승현; * Dezember in Gwangju), besser bekannt als Big Bang singer Seungri retires to clear his name, saying 'scandal is too big'. März , abgerufen am März (englisch). ↑ YG신인. Südkorea Seoul - Seungri Mitglied der K-Pop Band Big Bang bei der Seoul Metropolitan. Die "Washington Post" hatte sie einst als "größte. Diese Schlagzeilen erschüttern die K-Pop-Welt: Seungri verlässt freiwillig seine Boygroup "Big Bang", da ein Ermittlungsverfahren gegen ihn.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Kim Sang Kyo revealed his assault at Burning Sun to the public on January 28, , in an online post.
Seungri was also investigated, to find out if he was directly involved in any of the aforementioned illegal activities. In February , Korean news outlets revealed chatroom messages dating back to These messages detailed the arrangements Seungri allegedly made to procure prostitutes for his foreign investors, at club ARENA.
At this time, Seungri denied knowledge of the Burning Sun KakaoTalk messages, and also denied drug use. During another round of police questioning in April , Seungri once again denied soliciting prostitutes for investors.
The women provided testimonies to the police stating that Seungri never orchestrated or forced them to have sex with investors present at the party.
All sexual activity was voluntary on their own part. In addition to prostitution solicitation allegations, Seungri also had embezzlement and police bribery allegations made against him.
In May, Seungri was also summoned for questioning about alleged embezzlement of Burning Sun funds for the first time.
Around this time, Seungri was also charged with bribing a police officer. Back in , an advertisement announcing a job posting for a Japanese Izakaya was posted online.
Jung Joon Young became a suspect in the case after the news of the illegally camera chatroom first emerged. Because of his history with Seungri along with past incidences where he was accused of filming his girlfriend illegally, he was suspected of being involved in the case.
Shortly after, it was confirmed that he was a member of the chatroom and had not only filmed illegally taken videos, he had also distributed them, and created a few other chatrooms.
Jung Joon Young was the first member of the chatroom who admitted to being a member of it. Since the first announcement that he took part in and created the chatrooms, J ung Joon Young has been arrested for his illegal activity.
He was initially sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes, but an appeal caused his sentence to be reduced to five years. He has been seen on multiple occasions going to different events and simply hanging out with Seungri and Jung Joon Young.
Because of his close relationship to both Seungri and Jung Joon Young, there were already rumors circulating that he was a member of the chatroom.
These rumors were further fueled by the silhouettes revealed by Channel A News showing the alleged members of the group. At first, Choi Jonghoon denied he was a member of the chatroom and it was later revealed that he had been involved in a couple of DUI cases as well as bribing of a police officer.
While the DUI and bribing case were already bad enough, when the 8 members of the chatroom were revealed , Choi Jonghoon was among them.
Jonhoon later apologized to his victims, fans, and his fellow members for his actions while announcing his retirement from the industry.
Choi Jonghoon was initially sentenced to five years in prison for his actions, but an appeal caused his sentence to be reduced to two years and six months.
The group of friends had been spotted on multiple occasions hanging out together. When rumors first began circulating that Lee Jonghyun was part of the chatroom, FNC Entertainment issued a statement denying them.
When the members of the chatroom were revealed, Lee Jonghyun was not a member of the group. He also later confessed he had watched some of the illegally filmed videos.
He apologized for his actions and announced he would be working with the police in regards to the case. The two went back many years and were very open about their friendship.
At first, Yong Junhyung denied any connection to the chatroom. Kim's petition had received the benchmark , signatures prompting an official response.
During the early stages, the scandal evolved around Kim's complaint against the Burning Sun nightclub, including any possible crimes that may have occurred there, and the identities of responsible parties.
The initial January 28 report of the Kim incident, by MBC Newsdesk, had included two CCTV videos of the club's security footage purportedly showing Kim's assault inside the club, and a second one showing a woman being dragged down a hallway,  and alleged to have been drugged.
He claimed to have received a video clip from staff, showing "an intoxicated woman being raped". By January 31, , the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency SMPA had taken charge of the investigation, which included allegations of local Gangnam police corruption and collusion with the club's owners, and had assigned a team to look into the club's allegations of sexual violence, drug use, Kim's arrest and any connection with the local police station.
They also said they had expanded their probe of drug-related allegations to all Gangnam clubs, due to club marketing by independent "merchandisers" or "MDs" for many different clubs.
Seungri's involvement and his relationship to the nightclub immediately became a hot media issue. He also said Seungri's recent resignation as a senior director of the club was due to his upcoming military enlistment.
On February 26, , SBS FunE released the first portions of the KakaoTalk recordings that would become crucial in the investigation, saying their origin was an anonymous source which had turned them over to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission on February The recordings dated back to , and seemed to implicate Seungri with allegations that he had directed Burning Sun staff to arrange prostitutes for foreign investors who were coming to Seoul, at another Gangnam nightclub.
The source had cited possible police collusion as the reason for not turning them over directly to police. The police held a press conference on March 4, saying they had not seen the original, unedited KakaoTalk messages and doubted their veracity, just prior to an SBS report detailing how they had obtained them.
On February 27, Seungri was questioned by the SMPA, a lengthy interview that lasted overnight and included a drug test. Seungri denied allegations of attempts to buy sex for potential foreign investors or sex for business favors and any knowledge of the KakaoTalk messages, which had been disclosed by media, conversations he allegedly had with a Burning Sun co-founder and another of its employees about such arrangements; and he denied drug use.
Media reports said that various nightclubs were used for the lobbying,  including one named Arena, where Seungri allegedly arranged sexual favors for investors.
Get a hold of the main [rooms] 3 and 4 at the [club] Arena. We have guests from Taiwan". Two is good? On March 10, Seungri was booked on sex bribery charges.
Also, on Monday, March 11, due to possible police involvement, the Commission, a watchdog agency, turned the records over to the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea , asking them to investigate the scandal instead of the police.
The handling of those cases had been criticized for nonimpartiality due to the involvement of high-profile figures. Ha Hyun-ock, a deputy financial news editor of the JoongAng Ilbo likened the burgeoning events to the mafia , with allegations of "drug dealing, prostitution, violence, tax evasion and collusion with police".
He referred to the assessment Bang brought up on the SBS news program, of its being the beginning of a Korean mafia, with K-pop's popularity creating celebrities of new money and status, who hobnob with business and government connections.
Seungri's and Jung's inter-locking scandals were combined in public televised view when both were called into the SMPA station on March 14, with more than journalists gathered for Jung's 10 a.
Jung exited, about an hour later, after his hour interrogation. SMPA had paper trails of money transactions, a YG Entertainment credit card payment by Seungri and a wire transfer by Yoo, and chat room conversations the two had with Jung about the arrangements;  and had booked 17 prostitutes and pimps related to the incidents.
On May 7 SMPA requested arrest warrants, to include pre-trial detention, for Seungri and Yoo, and they appeared at May 14 hearings, on charges of embezzling company funds and arranging sexual services for foreign investors, along with a new charge that Seungri had paid for sexual services himself.
Allegations included procuring prostitutes for himself and for others from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan from December to January His business partner Yoo was also referred to prosecutors for procuring prostitutes.
It alleged that YG Entertainment's founder Yang Hyun-suk had arranged sexual services for foreign investors in July , which he and the company denied.
Singer Psy , age 42, who was with YG Entertainment at the time, released a statement that he had introduced his friend Jho Low to Yang, and admitted that he and Yang had been invited to the dinner and drinks with Low and the other man.
SMPA said they were examining Yang's financial records for possible illegal foreign exchange transactions that may have been used for his alleged gambling, which is illegal for South Koreans at home and abroad.
In the first case with allegations of police collusion, a former Gangnam police officer surnamed Kang, age 44, was sentenced to one year in prison on August The court said that Lee Moon-ho's position as the operator of the Burning Sun Club put him at a different level than an "ordinary drug offender" and his first sentencing had been "light and unfair".
Yoon was also alleged to have received unlisted stocks from businessman Jeong in relation to the case; while Jeong is suspected of being tied to illicit financial transactions in the separate case against ex-Justice Minister Cho.
SMPA announced on May 15 they had referred the original whistleblower of the club's scandal, Kim Sang-kyo, to the prosecution for indictment for sexually assaulting three women and obstructing the business.
He added, "I will humbly accept the public's criticism that the results of the investigation are insufficient in relation to the Burning Sun case".
On July 17, SMPA held a preventive meeting at the Seodaemun-gu police offices to discuss a "Second Burning Sun Club Opening", after a KBS report detailed possible new problems of sexual harassment at a new club in the Gangnam area, opened by former employees of the Burning Sun club, just four months after it closed down.
On September 10, SMPA's Cyber Security Division referred charges of defamation and pornography for twelve participants in an investigation of media personnel which began on May 3.
A Cheong Wa Dae petition was filed, alleging that a chat group of about reporters, producers and media staffers had shared illicit video clips of incidents that had occurred at the Burning Sun, as well as information about brothels and prostitutes.
On September 29, Lee Jae-jung, a member of the National Assembly Public Administration and Security Committee released SMPA data showing that 12 of 40 police officers involved in the initial assault allegations of Kim Sang-kyo and afterwards had been disciplined, with any actions pending for key figures, such as Yoon.
Lee criticized the results as "very disappointing" and "far from the public's expectation". On January 30, prosecutors indicted nine people, without detention, for allegations of crimes related to the Burning Sun case, including: Seungri for mediating prostitution, gambling, and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act, Yoo In-seok for mediating prostitution and business embezzlement, and Yang Hyun-suk for gambling and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act.
On February 7, former police officer Kang's trial conviction and sentencing in August for police collusion in the admittance of an underage customer at the Burning Sun club was overturned by an appeals court, based on lack of evidence showing that Kang had received the money.
On April 3, four of the nine people charged with prostitution allegations received a summary judgment , with Jung Joon-young fined one million won and the Burning Sun's prior MD Kim fined two million won.
At a June 3 court hearing, Yoo admitted to all charges, including those related to prostitution and embezzlement. His charges include allegations of sex trafficing a total of twenty-four times to foreign investors from to to open the Burning Sun club.
After the conclusion of the criminal investigation and indictment in civil court, on February 4, Seungri, who had already turned 30 Korean age received a final notification for his mandatory military service by the Military Manpower Administration.
Their statement said they were "concerned a protracted trial in civilian courts" might restrict the military obligation and the case against him would be referred to a military court for trial.
How do I live after this? Kang said that the sex video investigation was seen by some people as a means to avert attention away from the larger corruption scandal with its multiple allegations, but she perceived it as a serious social issue that needed reporting on.
At the end of March , Seungri told the director of SBS's investigative program, Unanswered Questions , in a text message, that the lawyer whistleblower and journalist were responsible for all the criminal allegations against him, had not checked facts properly and had "ruined his career for their own personal gain".
Seungri was investigated for allegedly: supplying prostitutes for investors, sharing an illicit photo of a woman in Jung's chatroom, giving concert tickets to a police officer Yoon, and embezzlement of funds from the clubs Monkey Museum and the Burning Sun.
Former Gangnam police officer Kang, age 44, was arrested for allegations of brokering between the Burning Sun and other police officers,   and booked for assisting with an underage drinking incident at the Burning Sun, which co-CEO Lee Sung-hyun admitted to paying him for.
In peripheral investigations, police announced over drug related arrests on March 25, , after declaring "total war" against drug crime on February 25, due to the scandal at the Burning Sun.
Of the arrests for the use and distribution of drugs, were detained. Some of those were detained; for drug related crimes, 23 for sexual assault or rape while under the influence of drugs, and 11 for taking illegal videos during drug use.
Most were in their 20s and 30s, and about 40 percent of the crimes involved the use of the drug ecstasy. The scandal ignited public protests early in March,  and later, after police attempts to arrest Seungri and Yoo fell through.
A May 17 press conference held by women's rights groups, in front of the SMPA, criticized the results of the three month Burning Sun investigation, conducted by some officers, as "dismal", with allegations of the club's "cozy" ties with police, and the illegal filming of women and distribution still unresolved.
The scandal added to ongoing discussions of women's issues in South Korea — gender inequality , the budding Me Too movement in South Korea , feminism , " molka ", prostitution , and the K-pop industry's attitude towards women.
The patterns of male behavior feel disturbingly familiar. The gender power dynamics — that often objectify women into sex tools — feel exhaustingly repetitive", and said the scandal was more than "misogyny and spy cameras", but a larger story of the Burning Sun nighclub's "alleged involvement in prostitution, drug trafficking and police corruption".
Between February 25 and March 15, , five major South Korean entertainment companies lost Stocks dropped for the "big three" K-pop management companies: YG Entertainment Seungri's company , Actress Park Han-byul , who married Yoo of Yuri Holdings in , first stated that she knew nothing more than his being Seungri's business partner,  but made a public apology on March 19, after it was reported that she and her husband had played golf previously with the high-ranking police offiicial under investigation for collusion with the nightclubs in the scandal.
She said she would not leave a major role in the television drama Love in Sadness ,  despite calls from some viewers for her to do so.
YG Entertainment discontinued sales of merchandise featuring Seungri, and major networks and cable companies deleted episodes of programs both Seungri and Jung had appeared in.
I , whose real name is Kim Han-bin, age 23, a songwriter and leader of K-pop band iKon , quit his group after the media outlet Dispatch revealed KakaoTalk messages of him attempting to purchase LSD from a suspected drug dealer, which he admitted to.
YG Entertainment, still under scrutiny for allegations concerning their former artist Seungri and head Yang in the Burning Sun scandal, quickly ended their contract with B.
I, stating their "sense of responsibility in managing its associated artists";   and Yang resigned from the agency on June 14, amidst allegations of police collusion to cover up the case.
Seoul's EDM festivals responded that they would not hold after-parties in in Gangnam's clubs, due to the Burning Sun police investigation. An organizer for the largest, Ultra Korea, said that due to the scandal's allegations of sex crimes involving GHB or "mulpong", and cannabis use at festivals, plans were being made to mobilize detection dogs , bag checks and X-rays for monitoring drug trafficking this year.
Gangnam's nightclubs, usually "a pilgrimage site for K-pop fans", immediately saw a tapering of Chinese tourists,  followed by a general decline of customers to nightclubs and lounge bars.
After internet users raised rumors about the possible involvement of several actresses in the scandal, Go Joon-hee , who was managed by YG Entertainment in , first objected on social media, then filed a libel suit for defamation against twelve of them, citing damages to her career,   and Han Hyo-joo filed a criminal complaint against thirty-three more.
Some scenes from a South Korean film, Quantum Physics , about a celebrity drug scandal at a nightclub, were filmed at the Burning Sun nightclub before it closed down.
Although it was not based on the real-life scandal, Director Lee Sung-tae said he reconsidered one of the film's scenes, as they were editing as it was ongoing.