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'Drinking Alone' producer commits suicide + family preparing a legal battle against CJ E&M / tvN

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Producer Lee who worked for tvN's drama, 'Drinking Alone' has reportedly committed suicide. 


According to the reports, the producer was found dead in a hotel in Gangnam on October 26 at around 4 A.M. 


Producer Lee had joined CJ E&M / tvN as a production producer back in January 2016 and worked on 'Drinking Alone' as an assistant producer. His sudden death after not even a year into working at a large company raises many questions. 


It has also been revealed that Lee's family recently met up with people from CJ E&M / tvN and demanded the restoration of producer Lee's honor and reputation, and an investigative committee -- including two congressmen, student union, lawyers and others -- have been formed. 


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According to an acquaintance of the family, the family did not accept CJ staff members at the funeral but allowed about 2,000 Seoul University students to pay their respects.


The letter Producer Lee wrote before his death has not been released to the public, and the family has stated, "Even if we don't win, we will fight against CJ...We thank all the people who are standing by us for [Lee's] restoration of reputation and honor." 


It is not clear what happened between the producer and CJ E&M / tvN, but the family is preparing for a legal battle. 

One tweet reported: 




"He killed himself at the hotel where they held the 'after-party' for 'Drinking Alone'. It is impossible for a fish that usually lives in the cleanest water to survive in waste water. He was someone who was too clean, too good for an abnormal organization."


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    hoppiewannie96 28 days ago

    r.i.p and my condolences goes to the family.

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    7amdowh 28 days ago

    I wonder what happened for him to commit suicide 0.0

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    Hokko 28 days ago

    Not surprised CJ E&M has driven someone to kill himself. Horrible corporation to work with/for.

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