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Seungri apologizes and gives thorough explanation regarding 'Burning Sun' controversy

Big Bang's Seungri has issued a personal letter addressingthe 'Burning Sun' controversy.

On February 2nd, Seungri took to Instagram to upload an apology letter, in which he also expanded on his position regarding the incident.

He wrote, "First of all, I sincerely apologize to everyone who has been involved in or taken offense from the recent controversy. Due to the controversy, the last few days felt like an intolerable nightmare to me, so much that I did not know where to begin.

I am sorry that this official explanation and apology is overdue. Surrounding acquaintances have discouraged me from apologizing right away, lest the uncertain details that have already snowballed create even bigger misunderstandings.

During this controversial incident, I was not part of the scene and was only told by a staff member a few days later that there had been an assault case involving two parties, between a staff and a customer, and that the police were investigating into it. Since the nature of the business (club) tends to see many arguments between parties on the regular, I only wanted this incident to smoothly pass us by without a particular problem.

However, when I first saw the footage of the situation through media outlets, I was completely shocked. No violence should be tolerated, under any circumstances, and I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to the victims who have been hurt from the incident.

I first began to become involved with clubs when Big Bang activities were on pause and I began to do my own solo promotions. When I wasn't promoting as a solo, I wanted to use that time to invest in a space where I could play any music I want and try a bit of DJ-ing, an activity that I have always wanted to do. It all started from such a simple intention.

Just in time, a good opportunity came up to take the position of an executive director at a club where I was promoting, and I took on the external role of getting the word of the club out as a celebrity. The actual club-running, the business management and the operation, was not my role, and I had not involved myself in it from the start, which went onto show that I had forsook responsibilities from the very beginning. I sincerely apologize

A case which was only an assault issue at first is now spreading through media these days with reports involving drug use. Regarding this issue, I have never seen nor heard of such talks, so if I must be questioned during investigations, then I will actively participate in the inquiries and hope that anyone who has committed a crime get their rightful punishment. If I must take on the responsibility as an executive director at that time, I will also do so.

Once again, through this incident, I looked back on the responsibilities and the attitude that a famous figure must carry. I am sorry to all those that I have caused worries and will try my best to show a more mature and considerate side in the future."

Check out Seungri's original Instagram post below. In related new, his sister and father have both publicized their opinions on Seungri's stance surrounding the incident.

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안녕하세요. 승리입니다. 먼저 저와 관계된 최근 사건과 논란으로 불쾌하셨거나 걱정을 끼쳐드린 모든 분들께 진심으로 고개 숙여 사과드립니다. 이번 사건으로 인해 지난 며칠간 견디기 힘든 악몽 같은 시간을 보내며 무슨 말씀을 어디부터 어떻게 드려야 할지 많이 혼란스러웠습니다. 사실 관계가 불분명한 내용들이 눈덩이처럼 커지는 상황에서, 섣부른 해명이 오히려 더 큰 오해를 만들 수 있다는 주변의 만류와 많은 고민들로 공식해명과 사과가 늦어진 점 정말 죄송스럽게 생각합니다. 이번 논란의 시작이 된 폭행 사건 당시 저는 현장에 있지 않았고, 며칠 뒤 스텝을 통해 손님과 직원 간에 쌍방폭행사건이 있었으며 경찰서에서 조사중이라는 정도로 이번 사건을 처음 알게 되었습니다. 사업장의 성격상 다툼 및 시비가 적지 않게 일어나기에 이번에도 큰 문제 없이 원만히 해결되기를 바라는 마음이었습니다. 후에 언론을 통해 당시 상황이 담긴 영상을 처음 보게 되었고, 저 역시 큰 충격을 받았습니다. 어떠한 경우에도 폭력은 정당화될 수 없고, 이번 일로 상처를 받으신 피해자 분께는 이 글을 빌어 진심으로 사죄의 말씀드리며. 하루빨리 심신의 상처가 아물길 바라겠습니다. 제가 처음 클럽에 관여하게 된 계기는, 빅뱅의 활동이 잠시 중단되고 솔로 활동을 시작하게 되면서, 솔로 활동 외의 시간을 이용해 언제든 마음놓고 음악을 틀 수 있는 장소에서, 제가 해보고 싶었던 DJ 활동을 병행하고 싶다는 단순한 마음에서였습니다. 때마침 좋은 계기가 있어 홍보를 담당하는 클럽의 사내이사를 맡게 되었고, 연예인이기 때문에 대외적으로 클럽을 알리는 역할을 담당했습니다 실질적인 클럽의 경영과 운영은 제 역할이 아니었고, 처음부터 관여하지 않았기 때문에 이번 사건도 처음부터 책임있는 모습을 보여드리지 못하였던 점 깊이 반성하고 머리 숙여 사죄드립니다. 폭행사건으로 촉발된 이슈가 요즘은 마약이나 약물 관련 언론 보도들로 이어지고 있습니다. 이 부분에 있어서는 제가 이를 직접 보거나, 들어본 적도 없었던 터라 수사에 적극 협조하여 철저한 조사를 통해 진상규명과 함께 죄가 있다면 엄중한 처벌이 있었으면 하는 마음입니다. 당시 사내이사를 맡고 있었던 저도 책임질 일이 있다면 모든 책임을 지겠습니다. 이번 일을 겪으면서 유명인의 책임과 태도에 대해 다시 한번 크게 뉘우치고 깨닫게 되었습니다. 이번 일로 인해 걱정 끼쳐드린 모든 분들께 다시 한번 진심으로 사과 드리며, 더 성숙하고 사려깊은 모습 보여드릴 수 있도록 노력하겠습니다. 승리 이승현 배상

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flower_road 21 days ago 24
21 days ago

Seungri addressed the 2 'allegations' against him: him being the CEO and him knowing about the incident.

- he was in no way involved in managing BS

- he was NOT there when Kim's incident happened

- he was aware only of the both sided assault and thought it could be fixed peacefully

- he had no idea about the drug claims

- he only knew about the videos via media too

- he apologized to the victims who were hurt physically and emotionally

- he will take full responsibility for being a PR at the time

- he will cooperate completely with the fair investigation


If you STILL don't know about what happened, here it is:

- Kim's allegations about a woman being drugged and raped were false.

- this defamation against Seungri seems to have been planned by a BS ex-employee: this BS employee was violently stalking a female co-worker but the woman wasn't responding to him so he threatened her and even damaged her car. He stopped working at BS, was very angry and seeked revenge by having a deal with Kim. He gave Kim the misleading footage of the drunk girl and told him she was drugged. Screenshots of their conversation in KKT show that the ex-employee said he was going to ruin everyone's reputation who works in BS. He said he would use Seungri's name to bring attention to the issue.

- there are victim reports from various gangnam clubs, one of which accuses a BS employee as the assaulter.


UNANSWERED questions:

- were the police bribed to ignore Kim's claims?

- are BS's CEOs, as accused by Kim, sexual assaulters and in possession of GHB?

- who were the assaulters of the GHB victims?

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gypsy_jaeger 21 days ago 7
21 days ago

Thanks for your summary! This whole fiasco seems like a plot out of a Kdrama... I just hope the truth comes out to light soon.

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HanixHeechul 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

This is probably insensitive but a kdrama around a lot of allegations against korean celebrities would be a good krama with decent viewer ratings

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knightqueen_28 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

has that ever happened!? in the end the people with money wins!!! <just sad reality>

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nilaxez (Banned) 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

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NekoMinSeo 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

I appreciate all your work to make the situation clear and avoid common possible misunderstandings on all of these articles, as well as all VIPs researches providing receipts and solid proof about what's really going on on social networks. The more people that see these, the less people potentially jumping on a hate badwagon (not like it didn't get big enough already with other fandoms and some VIPs themselves throwing mud at Seungri, but all efforts to counter it matter) and the more chance to get back on track and focus on the actual victims and crimes that have occured.

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beyahidiw (Banned) 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Since Mr. Kim's claims have been invalidated, how are the accusations against the police credible? IMO <strikethrough>.

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Perfectly stated.

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cpttsubasa 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I think he is not sincere. His dick has no effect on me.

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ParktomyJimin 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

I'm glad that he had supporting colleagues and friends who urged him to speak up as soon as possible. I'm glad that he is being mature about this whole situation and hope it resolves soon.

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CROW 20 days ago 4
20 days ago

huh, no? he had friends and colleagues who discouraged that he spoke up straight away. which isn't necessarily a bad thing at all, given what he has said; he didn't know most of the details about what had happened and was worried any words misspoken could create further issues and misunderstandings. that is a good, legitimate reason to keep quiet. it's not like he kept quiet for a month; it was only a few days ^^


as there are victims in this case, i'm glad he waited. releasing statements carelessly only serves to hurt others, most of the time.


i am also glad that he is being mature about the situation, though.

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The_Doctor 20 days ago 3
20 days ago

I can't help but think that if he had of spoken up sooner then this smoldering fire could have been addressed before it became an inferno threatening to end his career. Then again possibly not.


After all his dad, sister, both people involved in the incident, the police and his agency have all had press conferences about it. Not that I believe he was involved in it or the excesses that was happening in the club but for the optic's of the situationj he should have stepped forward sooner.

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joanner22 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

AT least we finally got a statement from him

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melon 20 days ago 7
20 days ago

But haters gotta hate. Doesn't matter if he wasn't there, he didn't know and he wasn't running the club. He's still at fault no matter what. Cos haters doesn't care about the truth

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Alice19 20 days ago 6
20 days ago

What makes you think that Seungri is telling the truth?

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kizaru_hijin 20 days ago 5
20 days ago

what makes you think the others are telling the truth?

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hiroonakamura 20 days ago 1
20 days ago

why hasnt Allkpop written about the Dispatch article from yesterday where they got hold of internal chats between directors and staffs of Burning Sun? https://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2019/02/dispatch-...

Horrible stuff really! Even if seungri isnt actively involved, the korean police need to be investigated for helping clubs get women raped

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krell 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

THANKS to post the above URL ; had NOT seen it. As to IF that SEUNGRI was somewhat aware of this type of behavior MAYBE happening at his CLUB, who knows. As to the S.K POLICE ; they are LIKELY to be getting PAID by the CLUB to be supportive of the CLUB, no matter what happens.

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bright_light 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Are they still investigating this

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krell 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

No ; AKP is trolling their own users ; again! ... ;)

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D_Liam 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

His face has been revealed and image distroy thanks to dispatch. that's what i like about free media. :D

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EddieZ 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Its about time he said something. He explained himself and admitted responsibility.

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Archaic_Anjel 20 days ago 3
20 days ago

Food for thought.

If I was a CEO or even a higher up in a business that is currently embroiled in a heinous crime:

- I would NOT admit I was involved in anyway with the company, its staff, etc
- I would NOT admit I was anywhere NEAR the vicinity (I did something bad. Why the fuck would I implicate myself?)
- As part of the company, claiming innocence or "not being part of it" or "unaware" does not disclude me from any responsibility. It happened in a business I was/am part of. Bullshit that I wouldn't know.
- If I did, in fact, NOT know that these were happening in a business I am CEO for, what kind of CEO am I? A lazy one? A stupid one? A "don't give a shit" one? A guilty one?
- I can honestly say "I only knew about these things through social media" still does not disclude me from not getting a whiff of this. At all.

All in all, his apology is basically him trying to back track and cover his tracks - make him seem like a good, upstanding, innocent bystander. The problem with that is the fact that everyone is so quick to try and exonerate their oppas from fault that they're willing to bribe, pay, whatever it may be just to swing the tides in their oppas favor. Where as, on the other hand, fuck the victim (who happens to be a woman). Fuck her. Who gives a shit about justice for her? As long as their oppa isn't tarnished or disrespected or painted an ugly color, who cares about a human being? It just sucks that the victim in this case was a woman. Because now she's suddenly a gold digger or just trying to get fame or- the point of the matter is the fact that a crime was committed against someone. A crime committed had/has witness(es). The crime has video evidence of all of these things. Yet one "very moving apology" from Oppa is enough to actually make people believe he's faultless? Or that the blame is now completely away from him and his staff and now rest on the woman, the witness, and whoever else was giving statements that corroborates these type of bullshit happens.

I'm sorry. But South Korea, in general, have always been a fucked up culture. What y'all need to do is take your plastic surgery having, woman hating selves and do something else with your life. Like, I don't know, getting a life to begin with.

I understand you look up to these idols but y'all are just taking this whole idol thing a bit too far.

A separate example: Jonghyun and Shin Se Kyung. She got DEATH THREATS because she had the balls to like SHINee's Jonghyun. DEATH. THREATS.

Come the fuck on. You all are sad.

Now, a woman is drugged and raped in a club owned by another oppa from a famous/well loved group and suddenly HEY! He's innocent. She's lying. On to the next topic.

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kizaru_hijin 20 days ago 2
20 days ago

you sure try way too hard just to hate around...your bullshit doesnt make any sense whatsoever. yes, if he was involved, he would most likely not admit it, but what should he do, if hes really innocent?we dont know whats really going on and yet you disgusting piece of shit work very hard to make him look bad already. what will you do, if hes really innocent and didnt know about this case?what if he says is true? will you delete your bullshit comment then or what?

and that video doesnt prove shit, we dont see what really happened, nor does it show seungri anywhere being there, so again, your accusations against him are out of place.

if hes guilty, then go and fap to it and tell yourself how great you are.

but if hes innocent, then you already did your part in damaging his image and showing, that youre part of the problem here.

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Archaic_Anjel 19 days ago 1
19 days ago

thank you for sharing your opinion. I expressed mine. But you seem triggered by them. I'm sorry that you have to grow up now and accept the fact that your oppa isn't as pure and innocent as you'd like. I, on the other hand, don't care much for your opinion. But I do respect the sharing of different views.


Have a nice day :)

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kizaru_hijin 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

first i didnt defend him, im saying we dont know what happened to make such assumptions like you did, second, only because you dont know what to say, dont try to call others triggered, when its you crying around here and waited for such a case to come out, because you thought, that would justify your hate for another celebrity and last, im also not a delusional idiot to believe idols are as innocent as they act in front of the camera.


and seeing how hard you try to seem mature, after outing yourself as another pathetic hater, further shows, that you dont know what to say when confronted with actual facts...

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hatitune2 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

失敗は成功の元

有名人としての自覚を持って

経営者としての責任は取る

立派です スンちゃんを誇りに思うよ

強い心で また笑顔見せて欲しいです

from🇯🇵

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Alice19 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Chocking that people just buy his statement. If it was all truth, then why wait, why being so involved in the club yet know nothing about the daily stuff that goes down about drugs, corrupting the police, drugging and raping women, recording sex videos and assaulting customers?


Then leaving the club just before the media covers it and not when they received the law suit? I call bullshit on Seungri. I hope he gets kicked out from Big Bang, never return on tv and gets a prison sentence for his involvement in these crimes.


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Rita2020 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

I think he needed time to clear his mind and thoughts I'm happy that he seems to be innocent but I seriously hope he doesn't invest in clubs anymore they sure are profitable but it doesn't worth it tbh

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whatever101 20 days ago 1
20 days ago

TLDR


"hello im sorry that i got caught and now have to explain myself over some silly little thing. As you know i LOVE to put my name in things and not do any of the heavy work besides counting my paycheck, but YOU KNOW if shit hits the fan im the FIRST person to gtfo out of there faster than you can say BANG BANG BANG and make it look like i quit the business BEFORE the incident happened"




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Lesgetittt 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

💀💀💀💀

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misspayntbrush 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

sounds so convenient

smacks of lies

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krell 20 days ago 2
20 days ago

SEUNGRI <== So Brother ... Tell Your Children ... NOT to Do What YOU have Done ...

Spend Your Life in SIN and Misery ... In the Club of The *BURNING SUN* ... ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS90B4sZf7U

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Brown_Cream 20 days ago 1
20 days ago

Clicking on these links is like a box of chocolate... ;)

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krell 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

That URL above with (*ERIC BURDEN* ; Lead Vocal) THE ANIMALS (U.K ; Year 1964) is definitely worth a listen and view. NO IDEA how many 'Garage Bands' did a 'cover' of "HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN." It was much more 'complex' than "WILD THING" by the TROGGS (Year 1966) ... ;)

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krell 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

SEUNGRI <== Take another shot of courage ... Wonder why the right words never come ... You just get numb ...
It's another tequila sunrise ... This old world still looks the same ... Another (K-pop Netizen) 'FRAME' ... ;)
http://radiostorm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/tequila-sunrise.mp4

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krell 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

There is definitely enough 'BS' to go around here! ... ;)

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2fat 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Just go ahead and enlist. Jeez. What a ridiculous made up controversy. It must suck being a Korean most of the time.

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krell 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

SEUNGRI has met the 'enemy' ; and ; it is HIM !!! ... ;)

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SebLestrange 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

SK law: "You can't own any businesses while doing your service!"

Seungri: "How am I supposed to make money then? Wait...what about defamation lawsuits?"

SK law: "Well there's no mention of that..."

Seungri: "Ok let's enlist, problem solved."

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pink_oracle 21 days ago 7
21 days ago

You still goofed though. Your name was attached to a business that attracted controversy and allegedly has ties to police corruption. You knew that there were often fights but you were comfortable to still be associated with it, It's coming back to bite you in the ass because you were too complacent.

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johnny AKP STAFF 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

What kind of bubble do you live in?


This sort of stuff happens at every night club on a daily basis, or for that matter any establishment that serves alcohol.


The only reason this non-issue has become an issue is because people love to witch hunt celebrities.

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pink_oracle 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Funny, my neighbour ran a club and there were zero rumours of him paying off the police to conceal violence and it actually had a very decent reputation. My bubble is called real life, maybe it's you who needs to step away from your little kingdom once in a while.

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krell 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

Just GAG ME with AORI RAMEN NOODLES !!! ... ;)

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kizaru_hijin 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

and here is the disgusting sexist piece of shit once again showing her true personality, hating around like she always did...even adding more pathetic lies to hate on a male celebrity...

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Umbriel 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

he always brags about his business and tell about his restaurants etc. He also said burning sun was his club. I'm not surprised it was fake. I will never undertand YG's media play. He always try to make his groups like richest ones lol

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zadeepzone 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

he kept saying my club on million show.he is fake person and should never show his face in public again .we knew he is a bad singer and now we know that he is fake businessman

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 0
21 days ago


The only thing fake is your reading and comprehension. Let's break it down.


In idol groups, there are various members. Each member has his own role to play to add to the group's success:

✨ Because so many idolaters are only interested in how cute the group is, they add an exceptionally handsome member. He's also often the spokesperson. The one out front. The Face.

✨ Someone has to be able to hit those exciting and most loved high notes.

✨ Someone has to be a phenomenal dancer.

✨ Someone needs to rap.

✨ Others are needed for harmony.

✨ The one who can carry the tune the best is the lead singer.

✨ The company management doesn't want to be bombarded with each individual's issues, so one is appointed (or voted) the leader as representative.

When you hear the idols talking about their group, they say "my group."


In the club business,... Is it still necessary to map it all out for you? Each of the partners had a role to play in the running of the club. Seungri invested his money and name into that business. He was paid from the revenue's profits. Therefore, he had ownership. It was his club. It's only your problem that you have a singular idea of what a business owner is.


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walkertexasrange 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

correct

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walkertexasrange 21 days ago 7
21 days ago

he's only apologizing because he's getting bad PR. Doesn't care about the victim. What if this didn't make the news? Would he have gone to see if the victim's well being was okay or try to fix the sitation

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Diamond_White 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Maybe he would maybe he wouldn't. Either way you don't know, because this did become public and he did apologize.. There is no point in hating for something that may have never happened.. You are assuing that if it didn't make the news he wouldn't care.. But you don't actually know that. You don't know him, nor the victim, so stay put and shut up..

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

💡 Good for you for recognizing that Seungri had no reason to apologize. And that all of the media attention on that club is because his name is attached. And for his brand's sake, he had to make a statement (PR). 😉


In regards to your other suppositions, you might find your answer by looking at his past activities -- if you're not too lazy.

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Not_interested 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

But i'm still curious about that "victim". Yes he is victim but somehow i can't pity him because he is also sexual offender,was already charged for sexual assault before.

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