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Military Draft Notice Sent to Disgraced K-pop Star Seungri

Military Draft Notice Sent to Disgraced K-pop Star Seungri

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Seungri, a former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been sent a notification of his mandatory military service, while he has been on trial on charges of gambling and arranging prostitution, the military manpower agency said Tuesday. Last month, the prosecution indicted the scandal-ridden celebrity without physical detention [...]

Seungri Indicted on Overseas Gambling, Prostitution Mediation Charges

Seungri Indicted on Overseas Gambling, Prostitution Mediation Charges

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Seungri, the disgraced former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been indicted for allegedly gambling overseas and procuring prostitutes for investors. The scandal-ridden celebrity was indicted Thursday, without detention, on charges of overseas gambling and breaching the foreign exchange transaction act, as well as the act on the [...]

Singer Roy Kim Quizzed over Alleged Sharing of Porn

Singer Roy Kim Quizzed over Alleged Sharing of Porn

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer Roy Kim was grilled by police Wednesday over allegations that he shared obscene materials on a mobile chat with several other fellow entertainers, including ex-BIGBANG member Seungri and arrested singer Jung Joon-young. The 26-year-old, whose real name is Kim Sang-woo, appeared at the major crime unit of the [...]

S. Korean Police Request Help from Chinese Authorities in Burning Sun Probe

S. Korean Police Request Help from Chinese Authorities in Burning Sun Probe

BEIJING/SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police confirmed Thursday they are seeking cooperation from Chinese law enforcement in the probe of a nightclub tied to former BIGBANG member Seungri. The request was made to verify various speculation surrounding a Taiwanese businesswoman, who is said to own a large stake in the nightclub Burning [...]

YG, Major Broadcasters Burning Bridges with Scandal-ridden Pop Stars

YG, Major Broadcasters Burning Bridges with Scandal-ridden Pop Stars

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The management agency of boy band BIGBANG ended sales of merchandise related to the disgraced former band member Seungri, while major broadcasters stopped servicing VOD contents featuring the singer and another scandal-ridden artist, Jung Joon-young, in the aftermath of the broadening sex and corruption scandal centering on the two [...]