"Jonghun, who is receiving criticism due to his connection to a recent series of controversies, will be leaving F.T. Island. Our agency would like to make it clear there was no intention to hide or cover up the truth about these matters. Based on our mutual trust with each other, we spoke with him on what he remembers regarding the past incidents before releasing previous statements. We express our deep apologies for causing confusion by releasing inaccurate statements through this process.
There are additional suspicions regarding illegal acts although he says he does not remember them, so he will diligently receive a police investigation sometime this week. Jonghun has decided to leave the team permanently and retire from the entertainment industry.
The agency realizes the severity of the situation and feels responsibility for these matters, and we will fully cooperate with the police investigation process so that the truth can be clearly identified.
Jonghun expresses his apologies to those who were harmed due to his inappropriate and embarrassing words and actions in the past. He's also deeply reflecting on the disappointment he's given to many fans and members of his team. The agency expresses our deep apologies for being inattentive in terms of managing and teaching proper character to our artists and for causing trouble to so many people because of this unfortunate matter.
Jonghun will now halt celebrity life and live while reflecting on himself. The agency also cannot avoid responsibility regarding Jonghun's words and actions that cannot be forgiven by society, so we will guide him until the end towards living as a member of society with an upright perception.
The label promises once again to be more thorough and strict in our management and education of all artists. We apologize."
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Posted byThursday, March 14, 2019
FNC Entertainment confirms Jonghun is leaving F.T. Island & retiring from entertainment
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