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Posted by sl278 AKP STAFF Monday, July 15, 2019

Former Aori franchise owners looking to sue Seungri for major business losses following Burning Sun scandal

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Former owners of Aori Ramen franchises are looking to sue parent company, Aori FNB, and are preparing a lawsuit against former Big Bang member, Seungri, for losses due to his involvement in the Burning Sun scandal. 

Two former franchisees have filed claims of 1,694,200 KRW (~145,000 USD) in damages against Aori FNB on June 12th at the Seoul District Court.

Although Aori Ramen has tried their best to distance themselves from Seungri, they experienced a huge drop in business due to the fact that the chain had used Seungri's name and likeness to promote their business in the past. Due to the Burning Sun scandal, 15 of the 44 total franchises had to close down. 

It seems like more franchise owners are joining in on the lawsuit, and are preparing to file a lawsuit against Seungri as well. The results of the lawsuit will definitely depend on the civil lawsuit against Seungri for his participation in the Burning Sun scandal.

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Mashhch54 pts Monday, July 15, 2019 2
Monday, July 15, 2019

⚠️ @allkpop This news contained WRONG infos!! The former franchise owners will sue the Aori HQ, THE HQ WITH OTHER NEW CEO, NOT Seungri. Now, Seungri is NOT one of the Aori Ramen CEOs already. Plz check b4 post + put the SOURCE link in ur article also urghh

https://t.co/18UP4yqmcr https://t.co/dUp3EmmLrZ

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Alice193,466 pts Monday, July 15, 2019 3
Monday, July 15, 2019

HAHA!

Seriously though, you get the perks of doing business with a celebrity but you also get the risks. They should have managed this disaster better f.ex. removing themselves in a louder way or showing that they care about women rights in a major way. They did neither. Of course customers will disappear.

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