Mnet has issued an official apology for the 'Produce' vote-rigging controversy and updated fans on IZ*ONE and X1's future plans.
As previously reported, police are currently investigating the 'Produce' series after head producer Ahn Joon Young confessed to manipulating votes for 'Produce 48' and 'Produce X 101' and for partially manipulating votes for the first two seasons of 'Produce 101'.
On December 3, Mnet released the following statement:
"Hello, this is Mnet.
We wish to sincerely apologize to viewers, fans, trainees, and agencies for causing concern because of our program.
We're currently cooperating in the investigation with a sincere attitude, and we'll pursue strict internal measures according to the results.
Following discussions with related parties, we'll release plans for compensation, reformative measures, and future plans for IZ*ONE and X1 as soon as possible.
However, we sincerely ask that you consider the artists and trainees, who've done nothing wrong, so they do not suffer additional damage."