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Posted by elliefilet AKP STAFF Friday, October 19, 2018

Media Line Entertainment CEO releases official statement after The East Light leader Lee Suk Chul's testimony

Media Line Entertainment CEO Kim Chang Hwan has released an official statement following The East Light leader Lee Suk Chul's testimony.

CEO Kim Chang Hwan and former agency producer A are facing allegations of verbal and physical abuse against the members of The East Light, who are minors. Kim Chang Hwan stated the issues had been resolved and the producer resigned, but Lee Suk Chul revealed in a press conference that the abuse did not stop even after discussions with the members' parents.

The Media Line Entertainment CEO's full statement is as follows:

"This is Kim Chang Hwan, the president and general manager of The East Light's company Media Line Entertainment. Firstly, I sincerely apologize for not properly managing the company staff as someone who's responsible for both Media Line Entertainment and The East Light. I watched Lee Suk Chul's press conference feeling both sick and hurt like I did when I discovered the members of The East Light had been abused 1 year and 4 months ago. I would like to state once again that I have never been part of any abuse or assault in the last 30 years. I've also never encouraged or provided orders to abuse anyone. This includes when it came to guiding the members of The East Light. I will accept the criticism for my behavior and wrongdoing. I will reflect and try to resolve the conflicts with a sincere mindset. I'll provide you with future news for the 4 remaining members of The East Light. Once again, I deeply apologize for the controversy this issue has caused."

What are your thoughts on the ongoing controversy?

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webe Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Not being a part of the abuse, meaning not doing the actual hitting may be true. But allowing it to happen and continue to happen means you are a part of it. Turning a blind eye to violence, in this case, makes you guilty as well.

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Peapine Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Nope. Took him too long and obviously doesn't care. He's the CEO and yet can't even manage his employees. Was fully aware but didn't do anything about it until it caught the media's attention. He doesn't deserve forgiveness. These boys could've died...and they're scarred for life.

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JakeyWantsCakey Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Nah, if the boys were really left bruised and bleeding from these attacks and even attended music shows with head wounds then there is no way that multiple members of staff did not know about it and try and bring it to your attention and then you even brought the same producer back a month after the parents found out and allowed these boys to fall victim for the second time! To be honest, I think EVERYONE involved in this should be punished to varying degrees if I were a police officer or a judge, I'd be tracking down every manager, makeup artist ect. and asking them why they never reported any of the wounds they saw to the police. I think they ALL deserve a fine AT LEAST for child endangerment and allowing this abuse to carry on for years.

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lu1012 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

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Znewie71 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

4 remaining members i guess that means lee suk chul and his brother left. I hope the others do too.

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JMMPP (Banned) Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

"D i s c o v e r e d" what a low life lying piece of rubbish SMH.

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myanaconda Saturday, October 20, 2018 0
Saturday, October 20, 2018

He’s lower than piece of shit

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deanrose Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

why u alwayz lyin

why u alwayz lyin

mmm oMg

sToP FrIkEn LyIn

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walkertexasrange Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

LOL

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haris Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

WHO IS THIS PRODUCER. COME ON K-NETZ. FIND IT OUT PLS :( Of course the manager and Ceo have to be punished too, but this bast*rd producer who did this to them has to be called out!!!

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NineMusesMinha Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Lies :)

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lyn_june Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Try again CEO. what the reason you hire the producer again? When the kid saying their complaint because they are too scared to him, you supposed to listen to them since it's gave them trauma but told the kid to quit from the band. And that perpetrator just resigned ? Excuse you, insane. It should be report to the police.

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DuskGirl Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

Wait, did the brothers leave the group?

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JakeyWantsCakey Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

They got kicked out when they complained about the abusive producer being brought back in to work with them after their parents asked him to be removed.

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myma Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

jerk.

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ParkNally Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

Just send him to the jail or homesick 👌

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Linlex Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Agreed.

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SusanLiu Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Lier, screw the CEO once the rest of the other 4 members of The East Light realisses how evil the CEO is they will leave as well.

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Aisah_Shasha Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

For YEARS, at HIS COMPANY. And yet he only discover it after more than a YEAR??? DAMN! Took him so long!!! The Company should just get shut down for good! It definitely ain't safe! They awful threatening minors saying they'll kill them.

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makeadifference Wednesday, October 24, 2018 0
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Made an account just to voice my opinion.
His 'apology' is not sincere. It's all 'I', 'Me', stating that he's only thinking of himself. You're the first person that these guys should be able to run to when there's issues. Obviously, he never listened and cared enough for them, but only sees them at money, their talents are not yours. You can train them, but doesn't mean the blessing of their talent are your own. You can discipline them, but know your limit, know when it's not discipline any more, and see where abuse is shown. I like the culture of South Korea, though issues like this where they rather abuse someone to keep them quiet to protect their image as company is what I find very disgusting. They're making training and lack of sleep to do better should be one of the reasons why they should praised and encouraged. The guys can make mistakes though it doesn't give you the right to abused them. Tell them what they did wrong, by kindness and in a tone that they're encourage to do better. Understand what they're going through, that hinders them from to improve and move forward. The company made them known, but their talents are what attracted the company. Not the company's talent, but the guys individual talents. This apology letter is not needed, if the CEO knew he made a mistake why post it online, your viewers aren't the one that were abused but the members of TEL. Stop acting like you as a CEO is the victim. Know your mistake and learn from it. Stop sitting on your ass and discipline your staff. Learn to trust your artists and they will trust you too. If there wasn't a contract that was binding them, they would have left already.

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myanaconda Saturday, October 20, 2018 0
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Please sue him for money too

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