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A was found innocent of the charges in the first trial, but a review by an appellate court on an appeal concluded with a guilty verdict and prison time for the label head for the crime of sexual violence. The appeals court also ordered trainee B to undergo 40 hours of therapy.
According to reports, A began to harass B shortly after she wrapped up filming a music video in March of 2014. They drank alcohol together, and both A and B were taken home by A's driver. During the car ride, A was insistent that he'd like to start dating B, even going as far as to touch her chest in order to "check whether she had breast augmentation surgery."
It's also reported that later in August of that year, A and B went to a karaoke bar, where A demanded, "Before you go on broadcasts, I have to test you, so shake your body and try to tempt me," and proceeded to sexually molest her. B has also alleged that the agency head forced trainees to sleep in the same bed as him.
However on January 31, the appeals court found that there was prejudice due to B's older age and that there was evidence of sexual harassment by A. The judge further concluded there were too many instances of sexual violence and harassment in the entertainment world, which negatively affected society and caused public resentment, and these cases should be dealt with harshly.