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The East Light members defend Media Line Ent, say they feel betrayed by Lee Suk Chul and his exaggerated claims

On December 26, Media Line Entertainment CEO Kim Chang Hwan, representative Lee Jung Hyun, and The East Light members Jung Sa Kang and Lee Eun Sung held a press conference, as reported 

Jung Sa Kang first shared he decided to attend the press conference to reveal the truth and said, "I don't understand and I'm also angry at how such incident occurred suddenly."


He continued, "I felt betrayed seeing Lee Suk Chul hyung holding a press conference. Suk Chul hyung obeyed the CEO for the past 3 years and voluntarily called him his second father on SNS but he suddenly turned around," and said, "Suk Chul hyung talked like he was speaking for the group. I didn't understand and felt angry. I was frustrated and I'm still upset."


Lee Eun Sung agreed and said it was upsetting how the public only listened to one side of the story. He stated, "It was sad and unfortunate how the people I treasure became bad people to the public," and added, "They had the chance to decide on their dreams but we had to endure the sorrow of losing the group overnight."


Lee Eun Sung added that Lee Suk Chul never discussed the issue with the members but pretended like he was speaking for the entire group. He also shared, "He claimed we received threats with guitar string wrapped around our necks but Suk Chul was the one who wrapped and pulled the strings around our necks after watching the movie 'Whiplash.' Our joyful time of playing around has been exaggerated as a time of hell."


Lee Eun Sung continued, "We did receive (physical) punishment during our trainee days and our early debut days but we have never been locked up or abused like how Suk Chul and Seung Hyun claimed." 


The two members and the CEO also claimed that Lee Suk Chul received additional physical punishment from his father. Lee Eun Sung said, "I often heard it from Lee Suk Chul that he has been hit with a belt." Jung Sa Kang also said, "They often told us that they've been hit. They went home after causing trouble and they were hit with a golf club until 4 am."

Meanwhile, producer Moon Young Il has been jailed ahead of the trial.

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casualunicorn 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

i have to wonder why they only spoke up now. it's been what... 2 months? since the whole thing blew up? and somehow it took them this long since their contracts got terminated to say something. and interestingly it's a COMPLETE opposite to what Suk Chul is saying AND they are now putting the blame on him and his father?


also the part

"Suk Chul was the one who wrapped and pulled the strings around our necks after watching the movie 'Whiplash.' Our joyful time of playing around has been exaggerated as a time of hell." sounds like gaslighting tbqh.


i have to wonder...

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kelyejeans667 (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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badcatlizbeth 22 days ago 4
22 days ago

To be honest a child at that age would not have the courage to go to public about an abuse if it were not true, it is obvious company is pressurizing the remaining members to refuse the statement probably because they want to continue with their careers, And he cried so much it is not possible for a child to cry voluntarily about a thing that is not true. That f*cking ent. should just go to hell.

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nnani 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

You're acting like they are 12 years old and younger... Eunsung and Sakang are 18/19 and 16/17. They are teens and young adults lol. Also I actually believe them tbh. You're not physically there to say otherwise. You can't just bandwagon one side and be tunnel visioned, you have to take in the fact of other possibilities rather than just believe anything. You're not there, you don't know the whole story to slander someone and say "they are being manipulated/pressured to say otherwise." It's 4 members against 2 former members...who are brothers.. Idk I'd rather believe the majority. Also the asshole Moon Youngil is already jailed. Don't drag everyone else when the problematic one got their punishment.

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hohliu 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

You are the one acting like the child if you like Moon Youngli is the only problematic one. You think a manager of a small company can behave so violently towards their members for so long without head knowing even after the kids complaint. There is even recorded audio of the boss knowing about it and commenting. You choose to be a child, dont blame others who read and access the situation. I am glad Korean Police are not like you thus they are still investigation as the case is still not ready to be dropped. I am keen to see more revealed before we judge further.

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JakeyWantsCakey 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

A) The company has already admitted that the producer beat the members and they kept working with him anyway.

B) There has already been audio released where you can hear the CEO threatening the members saying things like: "No other company will take abused kids" etc.

C) How do we know that these guys haven't been forced or bribed into saying these things?

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Blueblankety 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

I can’t believe some people are like “wow now I don’t know who to believe”.. there’s a saying if it smells like shit and looks like shit it’s probably shit.

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Anpanman 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

People like that probably only read the headlines only

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2fat 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Looks to me like this just needs to be handled by the courts. Any media play that is used by the company should be ignored and getting the other members to make public statements is straight up media manipulation.

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RationalK 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

I think Lee Suk Chul is more trusworthy.

First off, it seems weird how the CEO and the members held a meeting together, and now of all times, instead of the members speaking up on their SNS in the last MONTHS that this is already going on.

And if the CEO was like a second father to them, why did nobody speak up when the brothers "were hit with a golf club until 4 am."? I mean they show up like that and nobody thinks to do anything? So even if you take this statement seriously it's like they are saying "Well they only received physical punishment during their trainee days. When they were hit with a golf club for hours afterwards, it wasn't us, but we didn't do anything. I mean who cares as long as they're not raking in money yet?"

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hiroonakamura 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

fyi, the golf club thing was by one of those two members' real fathers, not the ceo.

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Rita2020 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Sorry but for me it's hard to believe this they had plenty of time to say that was a lie made up by their bandmates, they didn't need a press conference with just instagram would've been enough, there's something fishy here ...

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Sarri 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

Exaggarated? Doubt it.


Will be interesting to see what happens in court...

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nq16 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

they're not saying the abuse didn't happen. it did (clearly) from the pictures released. the problem is who abused them and they're saying the twin's father was responsible, not the CEO.

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Sarri 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I know - I only wrote that I doubt that the boys who got hurt exaggerated their claims. Someone hurt this boys and that one needs to get punished.

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Rizzychung 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

If the father did it then they wouldve evidence to prove it like videos,pictures,audio but they have nothing but claims tbh like 2months ago the boys did nothing they aint atleast talk to the brothers come forward but now they siding with the ceo tbh and some of them were smiling in the pictures while talking even the ceo like if he really didnt do anything than he would have some type of remorse for them but he has zero

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Oh_welll 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

For what gain though ? Did they kick their own nutts and sent threatening texts too ???

People will rationalize anything.

In the meantime the other sickos who hit the kids is in prison so chances are they have a pretty good case against him.

I hope they can Annalize Keating those kids and see if they lie or not on the stand.

I dont like calling people liars but the percentage of women and kids getting abused is too damn high for this not to be taken seriously.

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Andicilin 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

Jung Sa Kang and Lee Eun Sung just want to save their career. That's all. This is how korean society works.

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nnani 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

Are you there? No. Honestly people like you actually make me sick. It bothers me when someone who isn't even there tells others how they feel and what's true or not. You need to take into thought (not consideration, there is no consideration, this is an actual process people need to think about) of other things not just one and think about the words people say and actually put two and two together rather than just believe anything. This is how problems become worse and spread and even start. One person mishears or listens to one side and goes off on that assumption rather than listening. It's sad. You don't know Eunsung and Sakang feel, you don't know anything. None of us do except them but you (people in general not just you) need to think before believing and assuming. Especially telling someone you don't even know how they feel and whatnot. It's fcking ridiculous.

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Rizzychung 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

In many cases its 100% true ppl started admitting that there company took advantage of them and got played some companies used have harsh rules like 1990s kpop couldnt even stare or talk with a female they were given meals some even went through harsh training some had a hard time and some companies were perverts and violent so you go ahead in believe this ceo anybody can tell he dont care about them he only wants money i watched eastlight videos and they seem like a group who is shy and awkward sometimes in front of the camera so i hope ppl rethink and look into korean companies

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nnani 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I'm not going to even bother calling you an idiot since 1) your english is terrible 2) your grammar is atrocious 3) you have no fucking punctuation and it's just one giant ass paragraph. You didn't read, no you didn't even comprehend what I said so i'm not going to even bother explaining to you. Bye. Learn how to spell before you try talking.

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nnani 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

LMAOOO -10 ignorant morons on planet earth who can't comprehend and cry "MEMEMEME". You guys need to get a fucking life and stop telling others how they feel and whatnot. What makes you so fucking special to tell people what to do and how they feel but no one can call you out or say no to you? Who the fuck are you? Nobody. Fucking internet swines I swear.

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Secretninja312 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Great. This is now a whole other level of messy. Don’t know which side is the truth. But someone definitely abused these boys and should be held accountable for it. All we can do now is hope the legal system can do its job, unbury the truth and hope the boys or anyone else never go through something like this again.

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

So the psychological abuse is continuing towards these boys, I see :(

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Znewie71 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

And the other two members, how come they haven't spoken up. Its seems crazy that the brothers would make such claims if they weren't true. And the representative and these two members openly admitted they suffered punishment while in the company. Who do you believe?

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crowboy 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

The other members who haven't spoken up are 15 and 16. Whether they are allowed to talk about the matter publicly I would imagine would be determined by their guardians. But I would imagine also that if they were abused, they may not even want to speak up about it (out of fear for their wellbeing, fear for their future in music, etc.).

Of course there COULD actually be a situation where certain members were abused and others were not (or did not consider themselves to have been abused), in which case both parties are telling their personal truths.


I hope all of this gets sorted out but I really think it needs to be through the legal system rather than through all these media releases. /:

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hohliu 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

no wonder kids, trainee have to keep silence when they are abused. They are completely alone when they report it. I hope trainee gather concreate evidence so in such situtaion. They can fight in court with evidence.

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dreambigger 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

the tea. not sure which one is right tho.

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eigb10 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

This reminds me of Missing 9, how the survivors had to lie about who killed the girl to save their own lives

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FakeIsMyLove 20 days ago 1
20 days ago

Yea this is a lie if I've ever seen one. It just sounds like they are being pressured to say this.

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adnirvs 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Or bribed

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changminbaby 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

they either felt threatened by the company or because of their dreams they are putting up with this shit to continue their career but its a wrong move, its important to speak out and put a stop to this sort of treatment thats even happening to others. it doesnt matter the reason dont defend an abuser!!! i hope justice is served for everyone and they admited they were abused trying to make it look like its long time ago and that its ok and still defending the CEO this is sad honestly => abuser = still abuser and calling him father its because he looked up at him at that time because he is like a father still it doesnt change the fact that he was getting abused and they have the right to sue,you dont want to sue doesnt mean others will not, also NEVER BLAME THE VICTIM

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Sinraptor 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

When you have two separate sides saying two opposite things it's hard to know which one to believe. Hopefully these two haven't been payed or threatened to say these things to protect the CEO. Seems like a weird accusation to make in the firstplace if there isn't some truth to it.

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Juve_nile 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

So they claimed the father is the one who did the stuff to suk chul. And they also claimed that the ceo is like father to the members. Are they implying father=ceo=harrassing? lmao. Like hahaa smart subtle sentencing despite being (maybe) pressured/bribed

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Jocelyn_Yu 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Wait what?? I am so muddled now.

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Taete 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

naaaah I don't believe them..

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lacreme 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Media Line used the two members to malign Lee Suk Chul. Dirty tactics

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Linlex 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Why did the company made bad decision to show little boys on public? It can only be happened bad images for them. Why the families of little boys did allowing him to participate. They had to keep quite. ;(

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eigb10 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I wonder where Woojin is in all of this?

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mipcy 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Scary.

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waleri 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

thats whats called licking the company's ass XD such small souls they don't know anything... even if media line ent, ""wins"" the trial the company will have a name and they will abondon the other members

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aylmao 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

So the CEO paid off the other members? lmao threes nothing a korean wouldn't do for some money

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zozame (Banned) 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

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nnani 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

I actually believe them, rather than the two brothers. Obviously anything is possible and we aren't here to fully know what happened. But if you think about it and listen to everyone's stories, they make more sense than Sukchul and Seunghyun. It's also weirder for the fact the two members going rampage are brothers, it's not like they are two different members, they are related. I'm not on anyone's side but I tend to believe the others over them two.

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hohliu 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Police has imprison the PD involved. The COE had released a statement stating there was violence involved. The kids now downplay the situation after 2 months. Police is still investigating as there are reason to continue and not drop the case. And you rather believe this new comments from the team members???? Whatever!! there are people who believe Hitler was not a murderer.... You must fall in that group.

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