Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Friday, February 14, 2020

Police request arrest warrants for alleged 'Idol School' vote rigging investigation


Police have requested arrest warrants for those allegedly involved in the suspected vote rigging of Mnet's 2017 reality survival series 'Idol School'.

On February 14, the cyber security division of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency announced they'd requested arrest warrants against 2 producers, including chief producer Kim, on the charges of obstruction of business. The validity of the arrest warrants will be determined by court on February 17.

The police commented, "We cannot reveal exact details for the arrest warrant requests as the investigation is ongoing," while Mnet stated, "We'll continue to fully cooperate with the investigation."

As previously reported in September of 2019, police were revealed to be investigating 'Idol School' for vote manipulation allegations, and they've since conducted a search and seizure of media company CJ ENM.

Stay tuned for updates on the ongoing case. 

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Winston3,996 pts Friday, February 14, 2020 3
Friday, February 14, 2020

i guess it would probably be some "justice" for Lee Hae In, and Natty i feel, but it probably wont be much. since they most likely have already given up their dreams to be a singer/idol member by now.

The 2 of them were like in the Top 2 or 3 spots in most of the time, but towards the end, suddenly their ranking dropped so much.. its really sad.

but i feel its unfair to blame it on fromis_9 also, as they are also victims, and they also equally share the dreams to debut.

HOWEVER what i dun understand is since all the contestants in idol School are not BOUND to any agencies unlike Produce series. There is LESS reason that a certain agency CEO would want to bribe the PD of the show to let his/her trainee win, unless the PD of the show already has decided who he or she want in the final lineup and maybe some of the trainees in the Top 9 isnt part of his ideal 9, and he decided to "fix it"

like dropping some "older trainee" like Lee Hae In, or trainees who dun fit the "cute" concept well like Natty.


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AnonymousInsider731 pts Friday, February 14, 2020 1
Friday, February 14, 2020

Even if they get them and they arrest them the rigging won’t stop. They’ll find another way to do it. I hate it, but they’ll always put ratings over fairness. They can easily make a favorite.


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