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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Two former members of The East Light suspected of perjury in assault case

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Two former members of The East Light are suspected of perjury in the assault case involving former members and brothers Lee Seok Chul and Lee Seung Hyun.

As previously reported
, the Supreme Court confirmed Media Line Entertainment CEO Kim Chang Hwan's sentence of 8 months in prison, which was suspended for 2 years of probation, for aiding and abetting child abuse as well as Moon Young Il's sentence of 1 year and 4 months in prison. Former label producer Moon Young Il was charged with habitual child abuse against former The East Light members Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun.

The two brothers' legal representatives at Nam Kang Law Firm are now claiming former group members Lee Eun Sung and Jung Sa Gang committed perjury against the abuse victims. In December of 2018, Media Line Entertainment held a press conference to refute Lee Seok Chul and Lee Seung Hyun's claims, and Lee Eun Sung as well as Jung Sa Gang supported their CEO's innocence. 

On May 12, the Nam Kang Law Firm stated, "Seoul Bangbae Police station has been investigating Kim Chang Hwan, Lee Jung Hyun, former producer Moon Young Il, Lee Eun Sung, and Jung Sa Gang for perjury and instigating perjury in the base case, and the police have now confirmed they forwarded suspects Moon Young Il, Lee Eun Sung, and Jung Sa Gang to prosecution without detention on May 7, 2020."

In other news, brothers Lee Seok Chul and Lee Seung Hyun revealed they're planning to promote as a duo.

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crowboy2,441 pts Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

I think it's important to remember that in all likelihood these members were also abused. Maybe not as severely as the Lee brothers, but even a small amount of abuse can seriously impact someone, especially someone so young. In my opinion if the other members truly were being abused it changes the whole dynamic of the case.


The members were working for years and practicing hard to achieve their dreams. But if they were also subjected to abuse during this time while living away from their families... Potentially being abused by your benefactor; the people who have the power to grant your wish or to completely destory it. That's a difficult spot for someone, especially a young person, to be in. It is common for adults who are being abused to lie about it, let alone children.


I'm not saying that it's okay - of course it isn't - rather than it's an understandable situation when considering the mentality of a high number of abuse victims (e.g. to "push back" what has happened, to trust someone that is abusing them, to believe that sticking close their abuser makes them safer than running from them, etc.).


Basically: I just really feel sorry for all of the boys. I hope they heal well, are happy and find success in whatever they choose to pursue.

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JamesAlec-111 pts Tuesday, May 12, 2020 0
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

This was obvious from the beginning for those for followed the case.

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