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YG Ends Contract with BIGBANG’s Seungri in Wake of Scandal

YG Ends Contract with BIGBANG’s Seungri in Wake of Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The management agency of K-pop band BIGBANG on Wednesday ended its contract with Seungri, a scandal-ridden star who is under probe for allegedly arranging sexual services for potential investors. The company, YG Entertainment, also apologized to the public for failing to properly manage the 29-year-old singer, who announced Monday [...]

Growing Tension in Entertainment Industry over Seungri Allegations

Growing Tension in Entertainment Industry over Seungri Allegations

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — With BIGBANG’s Seungri officially booked for his sex-for-business favor deal, the entertainment industry is nervous about the aftermath. It was revealed on Monday that there were other celebrities in a messenger chat room that contained conversations about sexual favors, and that some of them have also been investigated by [...]

BIGBANG’s Seungri Offers to Retire amid Snowballing Allegations

BIGBANG’s Seungri Offers to Retire amid Snowballing Allegations

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid snowballing criminal allegations that Seungri of globally popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG was behind a sex-for-business favor deal, the singer on Monday offered to retire entirely from the entertainment scene. “It would be better for me to retire from the entertainment scene at this point,” Seungri said in [...]

Police Step Up Probe into Sex-for-favors Allegations Involving Seungri

Police Step Up Probe into Sex-for-favors Allegations Involving Seungri

SEOUL, Mar. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Police on Sunday accelerated their probe into sex-for-favors allegations involving Seungri of South Korean boy band BIGBANG, as they booked him as a suspect and raided a Seoul nightclub associated with the performer to gather evidence. Investigators are looking into the suspicion that Seungri used various nightclubs in Seoul’s [...]