As mentioned previously, Core Contents Media had revealed that they had met with a representative of Sajungyeon (social justice union). In recent news, the agency has followed up with details from the meeting through a press release.
The meeting is said to have taken place at 6:35 PM KST on August 3rd after CCM had reached out to a representative of T-Jinyo through a phone call at 3:30 PM stating, “We will comply with whatever conditions T-Jinyo requests for this meeting.”
The agency then met with an individual (nicknamed ‘Ahreutbit‘), who was in charge of the previously scheduled protest, for 30 minutes.
CCM stated, “We explained to ‘Ahreutbit’ for 30 minutes about how this story of bullying between the members of T-ara and Hwayoung did not have anything to do with what had happened. ‘Ahreutbit’ asked us, ‘Can you make these truths clear to the members of T-Jinyo?’, and Kim Kwang Soo CEO replied, ‘I will meet with them whenever they wish to.’”
“Kim Kwang Soo emphasized, ‘This incident had nothing to do with stories of bullying and only occurred since a celebrity did not keep the promise she has with the public for she did not appear on a live broadcast. That is Core Contents Media’s policy on the management of celebrities,’” the agency added.
The agency went on to reveal that the members of T-ara as well Hwayoung and their parents have suffered a great deal, and that ‘Ahreutbit’ had agreed to arrange a meeting between Kim Kwang Soo and T-jinyo, as well as posting on the T-Jinyo cafe that there was never any bullying involved.
CCM also pointed out that ‘Ahreutbit’ is now receiving much criticism after the cancellation of the protest and the meeting with Kim Kwang Soo, and expressed their hopes for the members of T-Jinyo to not put blame on ‘Ahreutbit’.
After the initial press release revealing the details of the meeting, Core Contents Media has revealed an apology from Kim Kwang Soo, which you can read here.