Yang Hyun-suk Resigns From YG Entertainment Over Recent Drug Scandal
Following the resignation of Kim Han-bin or B.I, a member of the Korean boy band iKON who was caught in a drug scandal, YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun-suk also stated that he would leave the agency he had led for decades. The resignation was conveyed by Yang Hyun-suk on Friday, June 14th, 2019.
“I am very sorry to the fans who love YG and our agency’s celebrities. I also sincerely apologize to all of our employees who quietly continue to do their jobs despite being criticized,” said the man who has been nicknamed “YG’s father.”
Yang Hyun-suk revealed the reason for his resignation because he did not want to disappoint anyone and to dampen criticism that was widely sent to the agency by fans who were angry at the decision to let go of B.I.
“I have patiently tolerated words about the current situation that are too embarrassing and inappropriate to mention because they have been told indiscriminately as if it were the truth. However, I think this is too difficult now. I think there will be no more the situation where YG, the celebrity of our agency, and fans suffered losses because of me.”
“For 23 years, I have devoted half of my life and everything to growing YG. However, I will withdraw from all of my positions from today. I sincerely hope that there will be no more harm to the celebrities of YG agency that I love, and for fans who love them, because of me,” he continued.
Earlier, on Wednesday, June 12th, iKON’s B.I through its Instagram account reported that he would be handing down his resignation after he was reported by Dispatch for trying to buy illegal drugs. The resignation was immediately confirmed by YG Entertainment.
“It’s true that I want to rely on something that is actually forbidden because I have had a difficult and painful time. However, I am too scared and still afraid to do it,” said B.I. “Even so, I was very embarrassed and apologized to fans who were very disappointed and hurt because of my words and actions that were wrong. I intend to reflect humbly on my mistakes and leave the band,” he continued.
Fans of iKON from various countries immediately responded to this piece of news. They also made a petition on the Change.org page so that Hanbin does not leave the boy group that has raised his name. The Petition “Hanbin Shouldn’t Have to Leave iKON” demanded that the rapper does not leave the group.
Kim Han-bin’s Drug Scandal Forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office!
The drug scandal of Kim Han-bin, or also better known as B.I, a former member of iKON, which involved Yang Hyun-suk, founder of YG Entertainment, has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office.
On June 18th, 2019, News 9 KBS 1TV reported on the progress of the case. Previously, “A” through lawyer Bang Jung-hyun, reported to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission regarding the alleged closure of the B.I drug scandal.
“Today, the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission refers to the case of a whistleblower on charges of drug investigations and allegations of covering up the case to the Attorney General’s Office,” the media said.
According to News 9 KBS 1TV, there were three main things in the report sent to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission earlier this month, charges of drug use by B.I, suspicion of corruption between Yang Hyun-suk and the investigation office, and systematic concealment of violations by YG Entertainment.
“Looking closely at the case notes at the time, there were circumstances which aroused suspicion about the close relationship between YG Entertainment and the investigation office,” lawyer Bang Jung-hyun said.
While the prosecutor stated that after the case was transferred to the prosecutor’s office, a case study would be carried out to decide if the case would be investigated by the prosecutor himself or sent to the police at the order of the prosecutor.
B.I was suspected of consuming and buying drugs in 2016. He decided to leave iKON and YG Entertainment after the news surfaced on the internet. Later it was reported that Han Seo-hee was an “A” informant in this case, who claimed that she was persuaded and threatened by Yang Hyun-suk to change her testimony about the alleged drug use of B.I. Yang Hyun-suk denied this accusation and announced he would resign from his position at YG Entertainment.
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