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. Südkorea Seoul - Seungri Mitglied der K-Pop Band Big Bang bei der Seoul Metropolitan. Die "Washington Post" hatte sie einst als "größte. <
Die dunkle Seite der K-Pop-SaubermännerAls Sänger der Band Big Bang sorgte K-Pop-Star Seungri alias Lee Seung-hyun für Schweißausbrüche. Jetzt steht der Jährige vor Gericht. Diese Schlagzeilen erschüttern die K-Pop-Welt: Seungri verlässt freiwillig seine Boygroup "Big Bang", da ein Ermittlungsverfahren gegen ihn. 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.
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Music Core alongside Daesung. After filming wrapped up, Seungri went back into the studio with Big Bang to record for their second Korean studio album, Remember In order to shed the "youngest member" image from Big Bang,  he promoted the single with a more mature look complete with a stylized dance.
Seungri's first extended play , V. Promotional activities were cut short in order for Seungri to focus on Big Bang's comeback. The same year, he was cast in the MBC drama Lights and Shadows , playing an aspiring singer from the country.
In , Seungri started his first Japanese promotions by appearing on variety shows, such as hosting a Japanese radio program entitled Big Bang's All Night Nippon.
Ongaku Banzuke Eight , where he interviewed celebrities. He also became a regular cast of Music On! TV 's program Count Down E.
T , hosting the Men's Bar Food section. Seungri's career took a setback when he became embroiled in a sex scandal with a Japanese woman.
As a result, he stepped out of Big Bang's promotional activities for self-reflection. Recording for Seungri's second Korean EP Let's Talk About Love took over two years, and the artist also involved himself with the production of the album.
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.
South Korean singer. In this Korean name , the family name is Lee. For other uses, see Seungri disambiguation. Gwangju , South Korea.
Singer songwriter record producer actor businessman investor DJ creative director. K-pop electropop. Big Bang YG Family.
Further information: Burning Sun scandal. Main article: Seungri discography. See also: Big Bang discography. See also: Big Bang filmography.
See also: List of awards and nominations received by Big Bang. Main article: List of Big Bang solo concert tours.
See also: List of Big Bang concert tours. K-Pop Now! I am very sorry that I have failed to repay the huge amounts of love support everyone has given me, and I betrayed the trust of both the members and the fans who trusted me.
I acknowledge the seriousness of this controversy, and I do not want to cause any further harm to my fans and members, who must be disappointed by me.
As of March 14, , I will leave Highlight. I will live while reflecting on my life, over and over again. There have been rumors that he was preparing to make his comeback to the industry, but those rumors have not come to fruition yet.
Everyone knows that Seungri had a strong bond with all of his hoobaes at YG Entertainment. Later it was confirmed that there was no video involving a girl group member on the phone.
YG Entertainment also issued a statement clarifying the situation and announcing they would be taking legal action to protect their artists.
But since we still see the forged story spreading online, we have come to notify that we will take civil and criminal procedures against the person who initially penned it and those who shared it online.
Rumors were started online when it was speculated that the girl group member involved was Jihyo. In response to the negative rumors, JYP Entertainment issued an official statement that they would be taking legal action against the rumors as well as making charges for cyber defamation where possible.
Therefore, we are currently consulting our law firm regarding gathering evidence and taking countermeasures. Seungri has always been open about his love for his junior group EXO and even mentioned them during an interview in Right after the rumors started, SM Entertainment responded that the rumors were false and issued a statement that they would be taking swift legal action against any and all of the rumors regarding their artists.
The rumors about our artists that are being spread online are groundless rumors. The continued spread of these falsehoods is causing serious damage to our artists and our agency.
In response, we will be taking strong legal action against those who have taken part in such illegal acts as writing, posting, and spreading false rumors.
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.
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.
I , whose real name is Kim Han-bin, age 23, a songwriter and leader of K-pop band iKon , quit his group after the media outlet Dispatch revealed KakaoTalk messages of him attempting to purchase LSD from a suspected drug dealer, which he admitted to.
YG Entertainment, still under scrutiny for allegations concerning their former artist Seungri and head Yang in the Burning Sun scandal, quickly ended their contract with B.
I, stating their "sense of responsibility in managing its associated artists";   and Yang resigned from the agency on June 14, amidst allegations of police collusion to cover up the case.
Seoul's EDM festivals responded that they would not hold after-parties in in Gangnam's clubs, due to the Burning Sun police investigation.
An organizer for the largest, Ultra Korea, said that due to the scandal's allegations of sex crimes involving GHB or "mulpong", and cannabis use at festivals, plans were being made to mobilize detection dogs , bag checks and X-rays for monitoring drug trafficking this year.
Gangnam's nightclubs, usually "a pilgrimage site for K-pop fans", immediately saw a tapering of Chinese tourists,  followed by a general decline of customers to nightclubs and lounge bars.
After internet users raised rumors about the possible involvement of several actresses in the scandal, Go Joon-hee , who was managed by YG Entertainment in , first objected on social media, then filed a libel suit for defamation against twelve of them, citing damages to her career,   and Han Hyo-joo filed a criminal complaint against thirty-three more.
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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Archived from the original on March 29, Retrieved March 29, 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.
He said that he often takes photos with fans who ask for them. Seungri took a drug test that came back negative.
Seungri maintains that he did not take drugs. On January 8, , the prosecution filed for an arrest warrant with seven charges.
The two additional charges are: violating the foreign transaction act and habitual gambling. Once again, the arrest warrant was denied.
Following hours of deliberation, it was determined by the court that Seungri would not be arrested.