45

15

News
Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Thursday, December 19, 2019

CJ ENM legal rep requests consideration for a closed trial in 'Produce' manipulation case, to avoid further harm to contestants

AKP STAFF

On December 20, the first preparation trial session involving the manipulation of Mnet's 'Produce' series took place at Seoul's District court office. Individuals involved in the manipulation of the 'Produce' series including Ahn Joon Young PD, Kim Yong Bum CP, a secondary PD Lee, as well as 5 other entertainment affiliates will face trial for charges including fraud, interference of business, offering bribery, etc. However, on this day, the accused individuals did not attend the preparation session, instead represented by their lawyers. 

During this preparation session, CJ ENM's legal representative -in charge of Ahn Joon Young PD, Kim Yong Bum CP, and Lee PD - stated in front of the court, "We plead guilty to most of the prosecution's accusations, except for the acceptance of illegal bribery."

The legal rep continued, "The defendants believe that they must face whatever punishment sentenced for their wrongdoings, and they are prepared to accept the outcomes of the trial. However, the trainees whose rankings were manipulated in this process still do not know the truth. We hope that this trial can proceed in a direction where we may lessen the potential damages toward these trainees as much as possible. If doable, we hope that the trial will be held privately."

In response to this request, the judge commented, "It's true that we must prevent any further damages to victims involved in this case. We will adjust the trial accordingly." 

  1. misc.
15 6,407 Share 75% Upvoted

9

Sminsky628 pts Friday, December 20, 2019 2
Friday, December 20, 2019

What bullshit as if CJ care about the victims. It is more a ploy get away from victims seeking compensation through legal means. After all, if you don’t know you are the victims, how to sue CJ. The Court should also recognise that it is the National producers coalition which seek legal mean for CJ to come forth with the actual vote count, who were in and who actually were out. The Court is duty bound to provide them with the truth and not hide around it because CJ requested so.

Share

2 more replies

6

thealigirl83,147 pts Friday, December 20, 2019 0
Friday, December 20, 2019

i find it hard to believe CJ ENM cares about the trainees at all

Share

SHOW ALL COMMENTS

ATEEZ, CLC, GOT7, IZ*ONE, LOONA
14 hours ago   11   7,567

allkpop in your Inbox

New Message

SEND