Seungri's fans wrote him a letter of support after the news of his arrest warrant dismissal.
The former Big Bang member still stands accused of negotiating prostitution, soliciting prostitution, tax fraud, embezzlement, and distributing illegal hidden camera media of women, but some fans are still staying loyal to the former star, who's officially retired from the entertainment industry. On May 15, fans of Seungri left him the message below:
"To our forever 'Seung-cheubi'
'For the past month and a half, I've received criticism and hatred from the public and all the investigative services have looked into me. In this kind of situation, I've become driven into a corner as a traitor, and I cannot allow myself to cause harm to so many people just because I want to survive.'
Seungri fan communities and galleries have stayed quiet until now to protect Seungri's last statement, but we've been continually supporting him. We're leaving this letter to let him know there are still fans who support him after the court's fair and deep judgment yesterday.
Judge Shin Jong Yeol of the Seoul Central District Court dismissed the arrest warrant because 'There's room to dispute the main suspicion of embezzlement. It's also difficult to acknowledge a reason for detention, such as potential destruction of evidence, for the other suspicions.'
It's a sign of a healthy society for the judge to not be swayed by societal opinions and come to a judgment according to the law and evidence. It's also right according to the separation of powers. We sincerely ask for the public not to respond emotionally to the judgment, but to look calmly at the investigation results.
We want to give words of comfort to Seungri, who must've suffered yesterday in a place completely disconnected from the world. Seungri's gallery is thankful once again to feel that there's still justice in society, and we sincerely ask that Seungri's basic rights are protected as the investigation without detention continues."