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Agency head sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexually harassing trainee

By elliefilet   Tuesday, January 31, 2017   74,899   2,421   137
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Agency head A (48) has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexual harassment against trainee B (32).

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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. 

In October of 2016, A was found innocent of all charges as there was no valid evidence and B had also signed an exclusive contract with the agency in April of the same year.

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.
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Kpop_Bunny7 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"These cases should be dealt with harshly."*Gives 10 months of jail time*Welp.

kpop_lover_1 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Not trying to make fun of this situation but does anyone else see how old this trainee is?? Like damn, what are you doing with your life? If I was her mother I woulda slapped the hell outta her to go get a  real job! Cash me ousside...

chiyasuho Wednesday, February 1, 2017

why people think it JYP and YG? hate them so much? if it them they wouldnt hide the name and everything would be in the news. JYP YG isnt that horny they are more horny for money

dreamYoonyul Wednesday, February 1, 2017

As terrible as this news is, this is quite common in South Korea. There are MANY smaller agencies that people have never heard of and they give girls all sorts of promises and just end up taking advantage of them. We all see the popular mainstream kpop stars all the time, but we never see the less popular groups from no name agencies, OR the other TONS of girls that train under no name agencies but never get the chance to debut. These girls are easily taken advantage of because of their desperation of wanting to be a kpop star, and unfortunately, some will do anything for a chance at that. As much as we make fun of these big agencies for slave contracts, and bad management and stuff like that, be glad your bias aren't in these smaller agencies that do illegal activities all the time and take advantage of these young girls who are out trying to live their dream.

lye54 dreamYoonyul Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How do you this does not happen at biggest agencies? Maybe it does happen but they can't do anything about it. Read what the judge says. It does happen all the time but they get away with it. The judge tried at least to make an exemple out of this guy even if it's only 10 month. People are always bitching about everything.

lye54 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Know*

dreamYoonyul lye54 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Of course it COULD happen at bigger agencies, it could happen anywhere. But I don't see CEOs and higher ups at big agencies doing things like this. It's not worth the risk for them, they are already making alot of money. Also, bigger agencies are alot stricter with trainees. These trainees are watched 24-7, there are cameras everywhere. If this stuff does happen in big agencies, I'd say they are super rare cases. It's the sketchy small agencies that are barely staying afloat and barely making any profit that are highly susceptible to stuff like this, imo.

gelaaa Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ok but isn't 10 months too short?

lume90 gelaaa Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Way

Moogirl Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Um....just no

iknowuknow Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Without giving names this article is nothing

bibi87 Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Where are the netizens now who know everything? So, who is that a*shole "A" this time?

3percenter Tuesday, January 31, 2017

10 months is a fucking joke, but that is expected. Not sure about Korea, but elsewhere she would also have civil recourse to sue and end up owning the company and the subhuman broke and homeless.

ThreeDelivery Tuesday, January 31, 2017

They should out them hardcore also they deserve more than 10 months.

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