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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 21 days ago

Seungri's father addresses the controversy surrounding his son's involvement with club 'Burning Sun'

Following his younger sister's SNS activity to speak up in his defense, Big Bang member Seungri's father also took part in an interview with TV Report on February 2 to reveal his perspective. 

Seungri's father told the media outlet, "Seungri does not operate the club. It's disappointing that people want to blame Seungri because he's a celebrity. [Watching the events unfold] is very painful." 

Mr. Lee also relayed, "I talked with Seungri over the phone today. His voice sounded determined. He plans on addressing the media either today or tomorrow."

Finally, Mr. Lee stated, "Seungri has resigned from his directorial position at 'Burning Sun'. He is currently in the process of resigning from his positions, such as 'Aori Ramen'. Because he must enlist in the military." 

Currently, club 'Burning Sun' is under investigation for violence, suspicions of illegal drug distribution, sexual harassment conflicts, and more. 

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LionDeer 21 days ago 5
21 days ago

I cant believe how stupid commenters have become. There are 5 things to consider here:

1. Who is Seungri & his relationship to Burning Sun? Seungri’s a celebrity & he most likely invests in Burning Sun in full confidence of its operating business, in hopes for monetary returns. Investing means he CAN have say over operations but he DOESNT.

2. What is his obligatory job at Burning Sun? He is supposedly under the title of a Director. - UH, does someone at Burning Sun want to reveal his contract? His contract can have ANY terms. He could dead ass have that title, and do nothing. Mind you, directors anywhere generally don’t need to do work. They’ve got their monkeys to work for them. Why else are they directors? They grinded that shit for time. Seungri did the same - idol life, ramen, DJ, dance school, YGX CEO, bar, Burning Sun, all his scammed losses.

3. Why did he react the way he did? Quit. Let me tell you a common business attitude of business people. You invest in something because you’ve got faith in it. Burning Sun is a celebrity playground. That club makes shitload of money. Seungri could have had many thought processes: 1, all clubs do drugs. 2, this club does drugs?? 3, my ramen business makes more money let me tend to that instead. 4, I’ve got a concert bitchess. Lemme remember 200 song lyrics and learn some new jokes. Of course the moment you hear bad news, quit that fucker. It’s 1 of many of his endeavors. Have you heard of the long term female patient who got raped in a hospital/nursing care, gave birth, situation blew up, CEO resigned? CEOs or any director/leader - you have 2 options. Weather the motherfucker. Quit. Many variables play into this. As someone just investing, you quit. Would you keep investing in apple stocks if you lost faith in it? What? You gonna ride out the media shitstorm when it’s about to go bankrupt? Let me give a better example. Will you keep your faith and invest In Lehman Brothers when it went from a Top 5 investment bank to a penny stock? When the housing bubble burst? When companies have been acquired and bankrupting for a full year? Wen EVERRYWHERE there is news of a recession? Thats Seungri. Why did he ask the media situation? He’s a fucking businessman. A fucking CEO. Not just a fucking celebrity. If that shit spins off, does ANYONE want to get involved? If he had a role, there would be news of his involvement IMMEDIATELY.

4. How did he approach the situation? He quit the day of. He was at the investigation. Have you heard of Buzzfeed’s recent 15% lay-off? What happens when a company, even a mini private company, gets into trouble? All hands on deck. Shareholders and CEO first. All other employees next. You should see where Seungri falls into this. He has a part because he has a title at Burning Sun. It doesn’t mean he knows everything. Fuck, Buzzfeed DOESNT even know what the hell is happening while it’s top personas are fired. Do you know what’s happening if you’re a student and your president of university has embezzled money? NO. My college had bunch of scandals. We all got involved in some way - news on what’s happening. Opinion sessions. Town halls.

5. Military service. Mind you, when SK drafts you, you’re drafted. You might have some time to choose when within a time frame but that’s it boy. BTS is transforming the scene of asian culture in white-dominated media. Even they haven’t gotten exempt from military service. No one chooses unless you go early.


Can’t believe I need to say all this. I’m not a fan of Kpop. Seungri. I do love their talent, hard work, dedication, even how smart some idols are. Stop stripping a celebrity’s hard work, talent, dedication, smart from them over something indirectly related to them. You want that to happen to you?

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Teach! 🎓 Free tuition right here!

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nilaxez (Banned) 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

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hexrealm 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

I don't understand in trying to defend him, why is there a need to bring in that he has nothing to do with the company's operation. As an executive director, you are responsible for what is going on in the company(in fact his responsibility is bigger than the CEO as the CEO reports to the Board) and it is quite shameful to say that you have nothing to do with the operation, because that is your basic fiduciary duties as a director. Saying that does it mean he is involved in the alleged drug distribution or violence or sexual assault in the club? Of course not. Just wait for the police to come out with a report.

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flower_road 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

UPDATE ON THE BS INCIDENT


NEW CASE: stalker BS employee

- the stalker was an employee at BS

- he violently stalked a female coworker and threatened her / damaged her car

- when she did not respond, he quit his job at BS

- sometime after that, he contacted Kim by KKT and gave him the misleading CCTV footage of the drunk female customer and told him the fake story of her being drugged and dragged away

- in this conversation: he seems to make a deal with Kim telling him (Kim) can ruin BS with this video; he is visibly angry and threatens Kim as well before sending the following texts to him: "understand the situation", "through you i'm planning on ruining all of you", "with seungri's name", "don't ignore me, hm?"


TO CLARIFY:

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

- this defamation against Seungri seems to be have been planned by a BS ex-employee because he was rejected by a girl

- the special crime squad is currently investigating BS regarding marijuana and other drugs

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hiroonakamura 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

as usual you have no proof of any of your theories :S

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flower_road 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

EVIDENCE:

Video that clears up the Kim assault and drunk thai client cases: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=841727...

Screenshots of Kim's conversation with the ex-employee:




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aid8897 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

God please let the truth come out if he is not guilty help him

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LionDeer 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

The truth already came out but everyone’s denying it. There have been 0 news that Seungri did anything. Relying on “witnesses” at the club means nothing. He’s actually doing more than he needs to as an investor. Investors get their hands off the situation. Read all my other comments. I’m so done with Kpop fans but I hate seeing Seungri who works so damn hard, to have to go through with this. From fucking unwanted idol trainee to doing everything he can to fucking shine, make a multimillion dollar ramen business, to having successful investments, to being CEO of YGX. Why the fuck are people dragging his life down? He’s the fucking epitome of not just a trainee but a person YG looks for.

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seungriseyo 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

waiting for my boy to start with the big fat lawsuits

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NoahL 21 days ago 11
21 days ago

"Seungri does not operate the club. It's disappointing that people want to blame Seungri because he's a celebrity. [Watching the events unfold] is very painful."

"Seungri has resigned from his directorial position at 'Burning Sun'. He is currently in the process of resigning from his positions, such as 'Aori Ramen'. Because he must enlist in the military."

Contradicting statement.


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nextanswer 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

i think you meant to say *contradicting statements.


anyways, there are plenty of CEOs/directors/business owners that own businesses but don't actually do anything for the company (besides providing funding and taking a share of the income). so whats your point?

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Nina14red 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Omg exactly!!! There are so many people that buy into franchises without any intentions of being part of the day to day operations. Anyone with enough money can literally become a manager or a CEO of an establishment, but hire others to solely oversee the business. My boyfriend and I have had lengthy discussions about possibly buying into a Wendy's or Baskin Robbins or something else. We don't want to necessarily be active in what goes on everyday. This is where bringing in individuals who have the skills to manage it and delegate to others comes into play. This is just a way for us to make our money work for us and continue to grow. This of course doesn't mean that we would not be held accountable for any legal or financial situations that may occur because of the negligence on the part of those who are there. We don't have all the facts yet to know how involved Seungri is with this club. He may have known about some of the things that have occurred there, or he might not have. We just need to be patient and wait to hear from him.

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NoahL 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

They've legal responsibility. So what's your point?

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loyd 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

stop being stupid. you barely need more iq than a door knob to understand what this is about

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NoahL 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

You're an stupid idiot. That is.

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hiroonakamura 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

no not really. it depends on what his assignments as a director is.

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CherokeeBenavide 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Innocent until proven guilty. Stop judging. Get the facts. And yes a Executive can not always not know what their employees do. I have worked in the corporate world so I know. Where do you come up with these theories. First Yoochun, now Seungri really. Then people are becoming haters to Big Bang grow up people stop accusing if you don’t know the facts. They say Seungri was at the club when it happened. Where you there also? He has family stop trying to destroy his hard work, reputation and family with your silly theories. When he goes into the military he has to cut all business ties its the military laws. He is serving his country that’s the only job he has. Pray you are never innocently accused of something.

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krell 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

(Trolling) ... SEUNGRI's New Single ==> "Drugged Girls in Every Port!" ... ;)

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krell 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

The CLUB should be renamed as "BURNING SEUNGRI" ... ;)

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krell 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Resigning from AORI RAMEN definitely shows that SEUNGRI is losing his noodle !!! ... ;)

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Xibi_Kyu_Mm 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

If is YG and Big Bang they sure have some with drugs. Sorry.

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Idilly 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

i think it's best for him to go to the military cos he wants people to forget it.

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LionDeer 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

If people understood business, they would know he did the right thing. He only has to go to the military because the average Kpop fan knows nothing about business, finance, marketing, PR, investing, and just daily news. That’s why celebrities get teared apart in these scenarios.

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

He has to go to the military because SK requires it, and he'd already got his draft notice. Good grief.

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ruben 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

why dont people just shut up about this scandal and let law work? it seems this is like a circus where everybody talk about seungri but seungri is not the one to talk? boy, ur time is up

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Semsem828 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

He doesn't operate the club, but he resigned

!!!!!!!!!

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Ohboy69 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

How could he resign, if he wasn't involved then?

I'm sorry, but if you are a CEO/director/whatever of a business, it becomes your responsibility. Ignorantia juris non excusat, and if you can't manage your business properly, then maybe you shouldn't be investing in it at all. It shows that you're either dumb or worse - you don't care about all the vile, illegal shit that goes on, as long as there is profit.


All he had to do is explain that he didn't know about it (whether it's true or not), apologize and offer full cooperation with the police. It's really simple.

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LionDeer 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

You need to look more into business. That’s not how businessmen do their job. You’re stringing in personal ethics into a professional environment. CEOs do 2 things when in trouble: weather the motherfucker or quit. Read my other comment. You’re believing he has to weather it because “he has the responsibility.” That’s exactly personal judgment in this professional situation.

In times like these where he’s a public figure & a CEO, he needs to be extra careful. He has his PR team (YG) for celebrity life. Who is his PR team for business? HIMSELF. He’s not boss of Goldman Sachs and has hundreds of employees to speak for him, fight for him, everything.


Edit: YG loves him. YG didn’t need to speak for him. His father obviously does too. He’s in a sticky situation that he has NO responsibility for. Investors do not invest to take part. That takes away the meaning of investing. Investors invest to gain returns WITHOUT work. Look at hedge funds. Private equity firms. The stock market.

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Ohboy69 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Idk about your country, but legally, the boss is the one held responsible when shit goes down, that's why Seungri resigned, he knew he would be in trouble.


And it's not how the Korean entertainment works. Kpop stars are paying off debts completely unrelated to them, and you're saying Seungri can't make an apology? Please, if he wants people to like him, he needs to speak up. That's how it's done in Kpop, whether you like it or not.


(YG loves him? Really? Or is he doing damage control?)

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teleri 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Actually, no, Seungri resigned because he's got his draft notice. He's resigning from everything because he has to go to MS soon.

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 0
21 days ago


And you've never purchased stock? Never lent money to a friend who was starting his own business with the agreement that you'd get a percentage of the profit?

*edit: And Seungri's name on the nightclub was worth more to it's success than . However, if they were not going to run it well, he needed to remove his name.


But I suspect you understand that. You're just another who wants to drag him down.


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8_8 21 days ago 3
21 days ago

So he is completely innocent but it's been 2 days he is preparing his official statement ? wtf...

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Nina14red 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Would you rather he rush to make a statement without gathering all the facts first?

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loyd 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

it because of sad haters like you. its so clearly that hes innocent and he just want as little drama as possible. No matter what he says you haters are going to twist every word into oblivion, which is why he need a good script so even the 50 iq kpop fans can understand it.

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T_Jazz 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Adding on to what Nina14red wrote.


He also has to consult legal + run whatever he needs to say by those investigating the case(s) to ensure he doesn't interfere with their process.

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