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

By alice101   Thursday, November 10, 2016   240,268   10,710   0



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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 Friday, November 11, 2016

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

7amdowh Friday, November 11, 2016

I wonder what happened for him to commit suicide 0.0

Hokko Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

Reigoooky Thursday, November 10, 2016

weak.. suicide is the worst decision ever. i got no respect for people who commit suicide. taking shortcut for his problem, so weak.

Maggie Reigoooky Thursday, November 10, 2016

You don't know his circumstance and mental state of mind. Who are you to judge someone?

JessicaJungLove Reigoooky Thursday, November 10, 2016

lol as if it was easy to kill yourself, or the situation that leads people to do that. you ignorant cunt.

ahgase88 Reigoooky Thursday, November 10, 2016

someone's living it up over here lmao dont speak if you havent dealt with hardships haha

chaelicen Reigoooky Thursday, November 10, 2016

and i have zero respect or tolerance for someone who obviously has not gone through suicidal thoughts and/or depression. i've gone through both, you need to stfu. it takes so much time, energy, effort, and breaking points for someone to choose such a dark way to go and you just- YOU DON'T KNOW THEM. YOU'VE ONLY HEARD LESS THAN A PERCENT OF HIS STORY. SUICIDE ISN'T A SHORTCUT, IT'S A FUCKING END. and for someone to think that they're so deep down in whatever emotion to go through with such action and you to just... i'm so done. i am literally triggered. the mental term, not the joke the internet has made it.

melon Reigoooky Friday, November 11, 2016

I don't see why people are supporting and feeling sorry for people who commit suicide. I can totally understand if they are dying from terminal disease and suffering from great pain. Knowing you're about to die anytime might as well end the pain. However honestly speaking people who commit suicide because of hardship is taking the easy way out without. What about family and friends? People who have been supporting and trying to help? Those people are suffering at the same time and when 1 choose to suicide they are giving people who love and care for them more pain. I don't care how much people who suffer from depression or hardship supports this and feel sorry for this person ending their life. This is why there's therapy and people should seek help and improve their condition. So I honestly cannot understand why people feel sorry for those who commits suicide. I feel terrible and sorry for what has happened to him all the unjust, he deserved all the help and be treated fairly. I however don't support and don't feel sorry at all about the suicide. I can use pretty words too and say i'm so sorry rest in peace it's not fair so on. However I just think those people are supporting and saying suicide is a good thing. How can people say I can totally understand why he killed himself because he's facing hardship? Isn't this the same as telling people if you're suffering go commit suicide because many will feel sorry for you and understand your hardship and with your death whoever caused your death will get the blow? I don't know what you people think and I don't care but we should never support the thought of suicide being a good idea.

emmilyy melon Friday, November 11, 2016

In no way do I support suicide but no one can fully understand the thoughts of a suicidal person. Until you’ve stared down that level of depression, until you’ve lost your soul to a sea of emptiness and darkness... you don’t get to make those judgments. You might not understand it, and you are certainly entitled to your own feelings, but making those judgments and spreading that kind of negativity won’t help the next person. In fact, it will only hurt others.

chaelicen melon Friday, November 11, 2016

supporting suicide?? no one in this thread ENCOURAGED suicide. you think suicidal people don't think about everything and everyone they will leave behind?? and feel guilty?? why do you think they still choose to go through it?? because they're so fucking depressed and sad and dead on the inside that they might as well not just live another day. + people go through struggles in different ways, some more positive than others. for people who are clinically depressed, it is much more negative and every little thing can seem like your fault.

chaelicen Friday, November 11, 2016

and the sympathetic part, or "feeling sorry"?? it's often because of the things we did not notice or did not care enough to ask "are you okay". school bullying. academic and/or social life. sexual harassment. family problems. the list goes on and on. if someone had cared a bit, if they had gotten professional help just a bit earlier, they would've realized someone cared. really cared about them. not just shallow love. so don't you dare try to belittle those who attempt suicide if you've never felt those thoughts yourselves. don't tell me they're attention-seekers. if someone wanted attention, they would wait to see it happen in their lifetime. not end it.

bangeryun94 chaelicen Friday, November 11, 2016

Are you going to be okay? That is all that matters to me. Please stay strong and don't allow ignorance to cause you suffering.

chaelicen bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

thank you sm for reaching out. i am fine, though. i'm mostly recovered now :)

Selena153 Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rest in peace

dahkiwoo22 Thursday, November 10, 2016

On soompi articles said - "According to reports, no CJ representatives visited PD Lee’s funeral altar" which one is real? Seriously AKP always have different n werid stuff

megamanx dahkiwoo22 Thursday, November 10, 2016

A CJ rep and CJ staff members are different. Depending on which Korean article you read it will say different things.

dahkiwoo22 megamanx Thursday, November 10, 2016

Aah okay2 understood thanks

bangeryun94 dahkiwoo22 Friday, November 11, 2016

Because they were told they would not be welcome.

nami_chan Thursday, November 10, 2016

R.I.P and mycondolences to his family

Wang_Sejung Thursday, November 10, 2016

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alice101 Wang_Sejung Thursday, November 10, 2016

that's all the information that has been released by the family, so we have no idea. we will update if more information comes out!

bangeryun94 Wang_Sejung Friday, November 11, 2016

You can always read about it in Chosen Ilbo or any other Korean newspaper. The explanation is better understood.

Wang_Sejung bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

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bangeryun94 Wang_Sejung Saturday, November 12, 2016

I heard my brother talking about it but I haven't gone looking for the news story. I'll see what I can find.

Wang_Sejung bangeryun94 Saturday, November 12, 2016

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hazelsweeter Thursday, November 10, 2016

WTF I seriously don't get what they are suing for? Did they do something bad to him? Cause from this article there was nothing that indicate it was CJ E&M TVN fault. He could have easily had problem previously before working with CJ E&M TVN or problem that is not related to CJ E&M TVN. Why are they blaming CJ E&M TVN for his suicide? Was there evidence CJ E&M TVN did something to him?

megamanx hazelsweeter Thursday, November 10, 2016

It isn't known in the public why: "It is not clear what happened between the producer and CJ E&M / tvN, but the family is preparing for a legal battle." With the tweet from that person you can assume something happened between the producer and cj.

kpopisbaebae hazelsweeter Thursday, November 10, 2016

They said his death is suspicious thats why thay are investigating. Cant blame them no family member ever believes their loved one would commit suicide for no reason.

4NIAB2UTYHONEY Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rest in peace :(

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