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Market Cap of Entertainment Agencies Nosedives on K-pop Sex Scandal

Market Cap of Entertainment Agencies Nosedives on K-pop Sex Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The combined market capitalization of major listed entertainment agencies sharply lost ground since a sex scandal surrounding K-pop stars rose to the surface last month, market data showed Sunday. The combined market capitalization of the top five listed entertainment agencies plunged around 600 billion won (US$527 million) on Friday [...]

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A snowballing sex and corruption scandal involving K-pop stars has brought to light the hidden dark side of the K-pop industry, and dealt the most devastating blow yet to K-pop’s breakneck growth into a lucrative, roaring international business. Seungri, of boy band BIGBANG, and singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung [...]

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Reversing its earlier denial, the management agency of Lee Jong-hyun, a member of K-pop rock band CNBLUE admitted Friday that the singer was involved in a widening sex scandal surrounding fellow K-pop stars. “Lee Jong-hyun is (admitting) that he deserves criticism for watching videos on KakaoTalk, disparaging women and [...]

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 [...]

Police Probe Allegation Singer Shared Sex Videos in Seungri’s Chat Room

Police Probe Allegation Singer Shared Sex Videos in Seungri’s Chat Room

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Police have launched a probe into allegations that Jung Joon-young, a K-pop star, secretly filmed sex videos and shared them with fellow entertainers, including BIGBANG member Seungri, in a mobile chat room. The singer-songwriter and TV celebrity, best known for his part in KBS’ variety show “2 Days & [...]

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 [...]