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Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF 21 days ago

6 male idols, including some from 'Produce 101' season 2, sue CEO of label for sexual assault



Six male trainees, including some from 'Produce 101' season 2, have sued their label CEO.

The six trainees have filed a sexual assault suit against 'A', the CEO of their label, and 'B', an investor in the company, to the Seoul Central Police District on the 18th. Ten trainees, including the 6 in the lawsuit, had performances for about a month in Japan. On September 28, 2018, the trainees had dinner with the CEO at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo. At the dinner, 'A' and 'B' felt the trainees' bodies up.

There are trainees that were on 'Produce 101' season 2. While not victims, 2 underage boys were also present at the dinner. 'A' is the CEO of the company, and 'B' is the wife of a chairman, and have power over the boys. The suit claims that 'A' and 'B' used their position to force the boys into being touched. The boys are currently receiving therapy and have been scared of a second assault.


'A' and 'B' have currently denied all charges.

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kpoplovermay 21 days ago 17
21 days ago

see this is what i dont get when only accusations with zero proof happen "A " and " B suddenly have names and everyone can bash them but when REAL legit crimes take place everything is suddenly " A and B " *smh*

SCREW that crap put those CREEPS on BLAST for the world to know who they are cause they are SICK and deserve to be subject to the public's wrath and make its so they cant show theyre faces anywhere ever again >_> sickos using theyre power and status to do evil things :/ give em some time alone tied up in a cell with the parents of these boys >_> and give the parents a bat its what they deserve ,. its sick this crap goes on in the music buizz :/ my heart goes out to those kids :(

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Hopefully 21 days ago 9
21 days ago

From what I understand this happens because, in Korea, the accused and even prisoners have a right to privacy. The media finds stuff like this out by reading reports and lawsuits from the police department but, in the files that are released to the public, the names aren't listed. When names get revealed it's because accusers or some other source comes forward and tells the media.


I learned this watching an episode of some variety show (I don't remember the name) where Kim Sejeong was a guest along with a woman who was either a criminal psychologist or something along those lines. The premise of the show was that the guests had to give impromptu talks to people who then paid them money afterwards and the person who got the most money was the winner. The criminal psychologist lady talked about how, when she was in America, she was shocked that we reveal the names of people in prison. She asked about the prisoners' rights to privacy and it was explained to her that the names and sentences are public in America because it's the right of the taxpayer to know what they're paying for. Now apparently there is a push by some people in Korea to get those same rights.

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teleri 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

Except apparently when it's a CELEBRITY - how many of them have had their names smeared all over the front headlines by the likes of Dispatch wayyy before proof or trials?????

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kpoplovermay 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

oh wow,thx for the info, i wish them luck and hope that they can change the messed up system one day in korea

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kpopjunkee 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Yeah if you keep hiding their names, they are not going to be afraid to repeat offending.

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tukowodo (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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cjnvm 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Nothing has been proven, these are just accusations at this point.. There's a possibility that the boys are unhappy with the company and this is their way out of their contracts. Let the investigation play out before you demand their names be released for the whole world to condemn them.

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kpoplovermay 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

normally i would wait for more info to come out if it was just a accusation, but this is not just accusation.... 6 young boys are willing to put theyre lives and future careers on the line to go ahead with suing these high status people, they went out and got attorneys and have already started the suing process, not to mention theyre in therapy for what happened im pretty sure we've bypassed a "simple accusation" at this point ..

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hohliu 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

It is not just girls that get assaulted. Many guys too. IT is a sicko world. I am glad the 10 join hands to report them. If it was just individuals, this will be coverup . They need to join in packs to be able to bear fruit. Hope they have other proof and evidence.

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Good to bring this out into the open. So sorry for these boys :D

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changminbaby 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

thats true

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changminbaby 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

guys get assaulted too thats true, its just they find it difficult to sue or tell someone,usually they dont tell their parents and they dont sue because they feel scared of people mocking them its sad really. im glad those guys sued the ceo. it doesnt matter if you are a guy or a girl speak up about it

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MeAnotherself 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

Some additional information:

- A is 53-year-old female

- B is the wife of her younger brother, who is an investor in the company


This is disgusting and I hope strong legal actions will be taken aganst them. I hope the trainees exclusive contract will be cancelled.


At least the boys are receiving treatment right now.

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mingyulovesguys 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

where'd u get this info? just curious

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MeAnotherself 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Articles on Naver

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armyarohablink 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

jeez i feel like this is all we get on allkpop these days

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pink_oracle 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Well fuck, I hope they get some justice.

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CoolestPolarBear 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

One of them might have been Lee Seokyu. He's been abused by the company before, he's that boy who got a bunch of buzz before he got eliminated pretty early into the show. The news was that he was beaten up by his group mates, but later it seems that people discovered they were just proxies, the real "alpha" in the thing was the CEO. He's from IT Entertainment, and seems to be currently promoting under a group named PUREBOY.

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jokerfish 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

Female CEO... Yue Hua?

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KoShinwon 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

its possible, but the article doesn't specify if the CEO/"A" was actually female, only "B"

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Secretninja312 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

They didn’t say specifically that it was a female CEO, they said “B” was an investor in the company and that they were a wife of a chairperson. “A” the CEO of a company’s gender was never discussed. So While Yuehua does have a female CEO, it doesn’t really narrow down the pool of possible suspects because any of the company’s who sent trainees to PD101 season 2 is a suspect in this case

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CoolestPolarBear 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Then we have an absurd amount of suspects, since 52 freaking companies participated in PD101 Season 2.

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iBangChan 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

oh holy shit

this is saddening/sickening

why is the industry like this

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danieb 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Sexual assault is terrible no matter who or how it's done, but I have to say a husband and wife sexual assault tag team is just terrifying. I would like to say "Hopefully the accusation prove to be false", but then that would mean that the boys lied or the police may have been paid off. If all this is true, these people are horrible and the boys are brave for speaking up. This whole situation sucks.

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SarangSsang 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I wonder what kick do they out of abusing and assaulting people..

When trainees put their trust is someone to fufill their dreams and people just keep breaking it....Entertainment industry is really really scary...



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titouam 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

this needs to stop, sexually assaulting is a crime but is still very common in Korea especially in agencies, these girls have no choice they can't speak up for their selves because they'd get kicked and lose all these years of training.

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Seventeencaratze 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

They should have revealed their name😐That way they can know not to mess with others own body

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Irena_Lia 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

poor BANGflopTAN... :(


they should be grateful tho. sugar mommies gonna make they virgin flopper asses real nice. :) #BTSdibandWHEN?

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minsoekchingu (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I am happy for Astro, they are very talented.

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