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. BIGBANG zählt zu den größten K-Pop-Bands. Seungri (bürgerlicher Name: Lee Seung Hyun) entschuldigte sich nach Berichten südkoreanischer. Er ist in Korea ein Mega-Star und Teenie-Idol: K-Pop-Star Seungri. Jetzt wird gegen ihn ermittelt – wegen Prostitution.
K-Pop-Star Seungri: Prostitutions-Vorwürfe gegen Big-Bang-MitgliedSinger 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. 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. Als Sänger der Band Big Bang sorgte K-Pop-Star Seungri alias Lee Seung-hyun für Schweißausbrüche. Jetzt steht der Jährige vor Gericht.
Seungri Scandal Trending Topics Videoseungri scandal perfect summary! 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. 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. January 17th, Seungri, a former member of the K-Pop boy group BIGBANG, has been involved in scandals since early From illicit chatrooms to ongoing police investigations, here is a complete recap of Seungri’s controversies from until now. Seungri’s Connections to Burning Sun and Other Nightclubs. 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. Seoul (CNN) Former K-pop idol Seungri has been indicted on charges including prostitution and habitual gambling, about a year since allegations first came to light in a sexual abuse scandal that. 05/07/ · Seungri, Jung Joon Young, and Choi Jonghoon were all listed as the owners of the business. How he became part of the scandal Jung Joon Young became a suspect in the case after the news of the illegally camera chatroom first emerged. 11/03/ · 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 Author: Roisin O'connor. 24/03/ · But the scandal revolves around a core chat that involved eight members: Seungri, Jung, Choi Jonghoon, Yoo In Suk, Burning Sun employee named .
In May, Seungri was also summoned for questioning about alleged embezzlement of Burning Sun funds for the first time.
Around this time, Seungri was also charged with bribing a police officer. According to the Anti Bribery and Graft Act, public officials and their spouses are not allowed to accept gifts worth more than 50, won.
Jung Joon Young has been sentenced for sex crimes shared in his chatrooms. 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.
Some scenes from a South Korean film, Quantum Physics , about a celebrity drug scandal at a nightclub, were filmed at the Burning Sun nightclub before it closed down.
Although it was not based on the real-life scandal, Director Lee Sung-tae said he reconsidered one of the film's scenes, as they were editing as it was ongoing.
A November retrospective article, written by Matthew Campbell and Sohee Kim for Bloomberg Businessweek , pointed out that the K-pop industry, in general, had ignored the scandal, with "no organized demands for better behavior from male stars or serious discussions about revamping how idols are trained.
Allegations of police misconduct and corruption in the scandal added public support to a government proposal to create an independent investigative agency, first announced by President Moon in July , and still undergoing political debate.
Proposed to "uncover wrongdoing by high-level government officials and their relatives", with the power to take over prosecutions, opponents had questioned its own potential for corruption.
K-pop fans' reactions were mixed, some called for YG Entertainment to remove Seungri from the group Big Bang for tarnishing the group's image and having used the group's celebrity to promote his business,  even waiting outside his agency's office for an explanation.
The public appeared to boycott a noodle chain called Aori Ramen between January and April , according to multiple store owners who filed a compensation lawsuit in July blaming Seungri, who had run and promoted the franchise, for falling sales.
Google Korea's most popular domestic searched terms for included Jung Joon-young ranked at number two over-all, and number one for top public figure; with Burning Sun ranked at number three for domestic news and issues.
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Jung Joon Young became a suspect in the case after the news of the illegally camera chatroom first emerged. Because of his history with Seungri along with past incidences where he was accused of filming his girlfriend illegally, he was suspected of being involved in the case.
Shortly after, it was confirmed that he was a member of the chatroom and had not only filmed illegally taken videos, he had also distributed them, and created a few other chatrooms.
Jung Joon Young was the first member of the chatroom who admitted to being a member of it. Since the first announcement that he took part in and created the chatrooms, J ung Joon Young has been arrested for his illegal activity.
He was initially sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes, but an appeal caused his sentence to be reduced to five years. He has been seen on multiple occasions going to different events and simply hanging out with Seungri and Jung Joon Young.
Because of his close relationship to both Seungri and Jung Joon Young, there were already rumors circulating that he was a member of the chatroom.
These rumors were further fueled by the silhouettes revealed by Channel A News showing the alleged members of the group. At first, Choi Jonghoon denied he was a member of the chatroom and it was later revealed that he had been involved in a couple of DUI cases as well as bribing of a police officer.
While the DUI and bribing case were already bad enough, when the 8 members of the chatroom were revealed , Choi Jonghoon was among them.
Jonhoon later apologized to his victims, fans, and his fellow members for his actions while announcing his retirement from the industry.
Choi Jonghoon was initially sentenced to five years in prison for his actions, but an appeal caused his sentence to be reduced to two years and six months.
The group of friends had been spotted on multiple occasions hanging out together. When rumors first began circulating that Lee Jonghyun was part of the chatroom, FNC Entertainment issued a statement denying them.
When the members of the chatroom were revealed, Lee Jonghyun was not a member of the group. He also later confessed he had watched some of the illegally filmed videos.
He apologized for his actions and announced he would be working with the police in regards to the case. The two went back many years and were very open about their friendship.
At first, Yong Junhyung denied any connection to the chatroom. In September, Seungri joined Popular Women as a co-host alongside comedian Hiroshi Yamazaki , becoming the first international celebrity to clinch a hosting spot on a regular cable show in Japan.
Though he toured extensively from to with his band to promote their third Korean album Made ,   Seungri also appeared as a professional judge on the Chinese TV program Girls Fighting in , where he mentored trainees.
In May , Seungri announced his first solo tour The Great Seungri , twelve years after his debut, with shows announced in South Korea and Japan, the tour is to support his first studio album.
The song topped the Norwegian chart for two weeks. Seungri was highly involved in the production of the album, co-composing and writing for all tracks.
The album debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. Seungri also starred in YG and Netflix 's sitcom-variety show, YG Future Strategy Office ,  playing a fictionalised version of himself appointed as senior adviser to the fictional division of YG Entertainment.
The show debuted in October The allegations included drug use and arranging sexual favors for investors, among others.
KakaoTalk conversations of the singer with a Burning Sun co-founder and another of its employees about such arrangements were revealed by media in relation to the prostitution allegation, but the original, unedited KakaoTalk messages were not submitted according to the police during a press conference on March 4.
On March 10, Seungri underwent a second round of drug analysis; hair and urine samples were tested, and the results were negative.
This led to the consensual termination of his contract with his agency YG Entertainment on March The hotel bill was reportedly paid using a YG Entertainment corporate card, however Seungri denied knowing about the occurrence of prostitution.
And it is difficult to acknowledge the reasons for detention, such as the destruction of evidence, for the remaining suspicions which include prostitution mediation.
On August 28, , Seungri was questioned in connection with illegal gambling. Seungri has helped establish two branches of a music and dance academy called "Plug In Music Academy," also known as "Seungri Academy".
The dance academy is located in Gwangju , Daejeon , Mokpo , and Seoul. Students of the academy learn how to sing, dance, and act. In , Seungri was revealed to be collaborating with Liquid State, an electronic dance music label newly launched by Sony Music Entertainment and Tencent Music Entertainment.
He would serve as the label's ambassador and be involved in music collaborations. He was given the forward position and the number He won two medals, silver medal in adult white open-weight class and bronze medal for adult white featherweight class.
He also earned a black belt in taekwondo. In , Seungri joined label-mate Sean for a briquette charity. He had previously promised fans to deliver and donate 30, briquettes but donated a total of , He brought along notable celebrities to the charity, including F.
In December , Seungri, along with 30 Aori Ramen employees and his father, delivered coal briquettes to low-income families for cooking and heating their homes.
After passing his college entrance exams, Seungri was accepted by Chung-Ang University and began his college education in the spring of , along with Yuri and Sooyoung of Girls' Generation.
Seungri is a polyglot ; he speaks several languages including Korean , English , Japanese , Mandarin and was learning Cantonese prior to the Burning Sun scandal.
Seungri was set to enlist in Nonsan Army Training Center on March 25, ,  despite ongoing controversies regarding the Burning Sun scandal. Following the investigation, Seungri put in a request for the conscription delay,  and the Military Manpower Administration granted a three-month postponement.
He did not answer any of the press' questions on his way to the training center. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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