BIGBANG zählt zu den größten K-Pop-Bands. Seungri (bürgerlicher Name: Lee Seung Hyun) entschuldigte sich nach Berichten südkoreanischer. Singer Lee Seung-hyun, 28, better known by the stage name Seungri, is suspected of paying for prostitutes for foreign businessmen to drum up investment in his. Der koreanische Pop-Star Seungri, Teil der sehr erfolgreichen Boyband Big Bang, beendet seine Musikkarriere. Er soll einen Prostitutionsring.
Sex, lies and video: scandals rock K-pop worldAls Sänger der Band Big Bang sorgte K-Pop-Star Seungri alias Lee Seung-hyun für Schweißausbrüche. Jetzt steht der Jährige vor Gericht. Südkorea Seoul - Seungri Mitglied der K-Pop Band Big Bang bei der Seoul Metropolitan. Die "Washington Post" hatte sie einst als "größte. BIGBANG zählt zu den größten K-Pop-Bands. Seungri (bürgerlicher Name: Lee Seung Hyun) entschuldigte sich nach Berichten südkoreanischer.
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March 14, Retrieved August 1, Retrieved January 10, August 31, Seungri has stated that he was not involved in these chats.
As previously mentioned, Seungri was allegedly involved in KakaoTalk chat conversations from where prostitutes were discussed.
In these chats, Seungri, Yoo In Suk, and club employees reportedly arranged for prostitutes to be brought to foreign investors as business favors.
According to a police tally made in April , there were 23 different chatrooms including one-on-one chats with 16 participants. Seungri, a friend of Jung Joon Young, was a member of at least one of these chatrooms.
I told Jung Joon Young to stop doing things like [taking hidden camera videos], he could get in big trouble. In some of these chatrooms, participants spoke about women as sexual objects, shared stories of their sexcapades, shared secretly filmed videos of consensual sex, and shared videos of chatroom members raping drugged women.
Lee Jonghyun admitted to watching sex videos in the chat and making sexually inappropriate remarks about women. During investigations for Jung Joon Young, Seungri, Roy Kim, and Eddy Kim were all investigated for allegedly sharing one illicit photograph in a chatroom.
Seungri was charged with illegal distribution of this photo, as well as the illegal distribution of sex videos.
Seungri explained that the woman, whom he does not know, asked to take a picture with him. We will continue to take strong legal action against such malicious rumors in the future and ask you to actively report to us protect smtown.
Originally the news source reported that the reason Daniel was in dispute with his company was because of Seungri. During his time with Wanna One, he was able to meet up with Seungri who later introduced him to a Hong Kong woman who was believed to be trying to lure Kang Daniel away from LM Entertainment.
Since Kang Daniel had been spotted shopping with the Hong Kong woman who is also known to be friends with Seungri, fans began to suspect that the two were closer than they first appeared.
Additionally, Seungri was spotted visiting Kang Daniel during his concert. He emphasized that their meet up at the concert was just between a senior and junior of the same industry.
He also announced that they have been looking into the rumors and plan on taking any necessary actions once everything comes to light.
From what I understand, Wanna One had a concert two times, and Seungri visited as their senior. Once we have everything organized, we will take legal or any other necessary measures.
Since Lee Hong Ki was bandmates with Choi Jonghoon who was one of the first suspected members of the chatroom, netizens also began to suspect that Lee Hong Ki was involved as well.
Lee Hong Ki also personally reassured fans with messages posted on his social media accounts. Zico has been a long-time friend of Jung Joon Young.
Soon after Jung Joon Young was first accused of sharing the secret sex cams, old footage from an episode of Radio Star resurfaced.
Not only did this convince netizens that Jung Joon Young was involved, but rumors also began to spread that Zico was too. Since the rumors started, Zico has maintained that he is not involved in the chatroom case and he was not named as one of the 8 members of the chatroom.
The phone that I mentioned on the show had nothing to do with this unfortunate case. In the past, he had posted photos of outings together with Seungri and had even co-starred on an episode of Celebrity Bromance with Jung Joon Young.
He was also reportedly friends with Choi Jonghoon. Shortly after the rumors began, they ended. Roy Kim suffered from the wrong rumors, and took a hiatus from the entertainment industry.
A year later, he was proven innocent and made his comeback to the entertainment industry , just before he enlisted in the military. Seungri who used a stage name that means "victory" in Korean, his real name is Lee Seung-hyun,   at the age of 28, was the youngest member of Big Bang;   having debuted at age Jessica Oak at Billboard wrote, "Seungri has forged and built an empire all his own during his 13 years in the industry.
The superstar has become known as a thriving entrepreneur with business ventures in food, nightlife and music labels".
Seungri said, "I had a tough time outshining other members of the group, so I studied foreign languages. Seungri said his popularity had been a business asset and he had looked for partners that would benefit from it.
Lee pointed out the irony of Seungri's having been found to be thoroughly comparable to The Great Gatsby protagonist, not only for his good looks, business acumen, and lavish parties, but because both had sought "illicit and corrupt activities to gain fame and wealth.
In , he showed off their relationship by telephoning Seungri for a chat during a live radio broadcast. During a broadcast episode on a trip to Xiamen , China, Seungri asked a female guest to pick a favorite amongst the five male cast members and pour them a drink; which viewers complained about.
He said the police assaulted him after he was placed under arrest. 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.Der Burning Sun-Skandal, auch bekannt als Burning Sun Gate, ist ein Unterhaltungs- und Sexskandal im Jahr in Seoul, Südkorea, an dem mehrere Prominente beteiligt waren, darunter koreanische Idole beliebter K-Pop-Gruppen und Polizeibeamte. Es. Er ist in Korea ein Mega-Star und Teenie-Idol: K-Pop-Star Seungri. Jetzt wird gegen ihn ermittelt – wegen Prostitution. Lee 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. BIGBANG zählt zu den größten K-Pop-Bands. Seungri (bürgerlicher Name: Lee Seung Hyun) entschuldigte sich nach Berichten südkoreanischer. Die EU-Initiative Instex bleibt offenbar wirkungslos. Jener Fall wurde zur zur Geburtsstunde der Sporting Legia Bewegung Südkoreas. Die Entstehung der Band wurde vom Fernsehen in einer Cute The Rope verfolgt. Doch nach all den Negativ-Schlagzeilen und Vorwürfen sah Seungri Casino Aktien keinen anderen Ausweg, als via Instagram seinen Austritt aus der Band zu verkünden. The scandal ripped open when police in February began investigating Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seungri from the K-pop boy group Big Bang. Seungri, 28, allegedly procured sexual escorts for. 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. In another YG Entertainment artist's scandal, on June 12, , idol B.I, whose real name is Kim Han-bin, age 23, a songwriter and leader of K-pop band iKon, quit his. Seungri’s arrest is the latest scandal to tarnish the reputation of K-pop, part of the globally successful Hallyu wave of Korean pop culture. The boy band BTS alone are worth about $bn to the. Seungri, a now ex-member of the boy band Big Bang, is nicknamed “Korea’s Great Gatsby” for his opulent lifestyle. He denies the charges but says he will retire from the industry in order to protect. But the scandal revolves around a core chat that involved eight members: Seungri, Jung, Choi Jonghoon, Yoo In Suk, Burning Sun employee named Mr. Kim, a relative of a girl group member, a former YG.