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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 [...]

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 [...]

BIGBANG’s Seungri Denies Drug, Sex-for-favors Allegations in Police Questioning

BIGBANG’s Seungri Denies Drug, Sex-for-favors Allegations in Police Questioning

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Seungri of the popular boy group BIGBANG denied drug use and sex-for-favors allegations during a questioning, police said Thursday. An investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency sent him back home after grilling him overnight. The 29-year-old singer, during the questioning, denied all suspicions surrounding him ranging from [...]