On February 9, MBK Entertainment held an interview with Osen, and the rep stated as follows:
"Though there were aspects we felt were unfair when the incident first occurred 5 years ago in July of 2012, we didn't explain this situation. At the time, the public had already turned their backs on T-ara, so no one would have believed it had we said anything. The truth from 5 years ago has come to light, but to be honest, we don't welcome it. The misunderstanding has been clarified, but from the T-ara members' point of view, it's tough that it's being a big issue again. It's also tough to handle from our company's perspective."T-ara themselves also said through the label: "We're flustered that this happened so unexpectedly."
The bullying controversy involving T-ara and former member Hwayoung has been stirred up once again following Hwayoung and her twin Hyoyoung's guest spot on 'Taxi'. Since then, text messages of Hyoyoung bullying Ahreum were revealed, and an alleged former T-ara manager has also placed blame on the twins.