Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Wednesday, March 13, 2019

F.T. Island's Jonghun accused of asking police to cover up DUI, FNC Entertainment responds and announces his hiatus


FNC Entertainment has responded to reports of F.T. Island's Jonghun requesting a police cover-up for a past DUI.

On March 13, FNC Entertainment stated:

"After speaking with him personally, we confirmed Jonghun was caught driving drunk by police in Itaewon, Seoul in February of 2016. He paid a fine of 2.5 million Won (approximately $2,200) and got his license suspended for 100 days. At the time, Jonghun felt he was not a well-known member of his group, and in fear, he tried to let it go under the radar by not speaking to the agency. He says he's very regretful and reflecting on making a bad judgment call. We found after checking with him personally, however, he did not make requests through the media or police as reported today in terms of ties with the police. 

Jonghun will actively cooperate in police investigations to confirm whether or not these ties with police existed. If true, he'll take all related legal responsibility. Jonghun feels a deep sense of guilt regarding his past wrongdoings, and he's also deeply reflecting on causing disappointment to the people around him and causing harm to his group. Furthermore, he'll completely halt all individual activities and activities as a member of F.T. Island."

Media outlet YTN previously reported Jonghun, who's suspected to be a member of Seungri and Jung Joon Young's controversial chatroom, used alleged ties to police to cover up a DUI in 2016. After getting caught with a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, Jonghun is accused of asking a police officer to cover up the DUI to avoid the incident making headlines, and he's reportedly still in touch with the officer in question. The F.T. Island member is said to have told the chatroom members about the situation.

Stay tuned for updates.

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mzmkim294 pts Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Who needs korean dramas with all these celebrity scandals and police corruption


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Alice193,590 pts Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Anybody remembers this? https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/03/ft-islands...

Media have pretty much told us now that Jonghoon is part of the chat. They said the anonymous singer is named Jong (종) on SBS, Choi (in Dispatch's latest "rape texts") and then the "blurred" photo from Channel A News... Sounds like Choi Jong-Hoon:

If we now add this lastest report about him talking about covering it up.... Then who believes him to not have been in the chat?

Jung Joon Young: Jonghoon-ie could have flown right to the front page of the newspaper.

Mr. Heo: It could made the headlines.

Mr. Park: You would be famous.

Choi Jonghoon: Why would I be in articles. This [matter] was handled so quietly

Mr. Kim: Quietly? Do you know how the extent of the effort Mr Yoo made to do this for you

Seungri: Don’t think that the next time you drive drunk will be blocked. XX hyung used his own money to block the mouths [of the police].


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