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(G)I-DLE’s Soojin personally denies bullying allegations by first accuser

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(G)I-DLE’s Soojin has personally denied bullying allegations made by the first accuser.

On March 19, Soojin took to the fan platform U-CUBE to explain her side of the story. She stated:

"Hello. This is Soojin. Firstly, I'd like to convey my apologies to everyone I have concerned due to this issue. I'm going to try to speak from my point of view about the rumors and allegations surrounding me.

Points 1 to 6 include my point of view towards the first ever accuser (the Instagram accuser who calls herself the victim's unnie. The alleged victim will henceforth be called 'B.')

1) The reason I could know who wrote the post
- Some time before the post was made, some of my schoolmates received requests of my photographs from B.
- As we were close for a short time during my school days, I still remember the name of B's unnie, so when I first saw the accusatory comment that went up on Wikitree containing the initials, I could guess who it was from the Instagram username.
- I wish to make it known clearly that it was not because I bullied B that I knew their identities.

2)The repetition of claims about thrombocytopenia (TCP)
- Ever since the first allegations in the post, they have been repeating the claim that due to stress caused by me, B had TCP. They have been claiming this as if it's confirmed.
- However, at the meeting between B's unnie and my company's representative, the period of time they claimed this disease rose up was around my last year of high school. This was quite some time after the period of that school violence allegedly took place. So we told them this was unlikely to have been caused by school violence.
- After the meeting in the post they made, they repeated the unconfirmed information though school violence was not the reason, there should have been some influence.
- Due to opinions they should not be talking about the TCP issue as if it was confirmed, they have deleted all mentions of it in the end.

3) The argument over the phone
- Firstly, during the meetup with B, I apologized multiple times sincerely for having cursed her out over the phone. I couldn't acknowledge any part of the juice incident. When I was crafting my first statement, I remembered the telephone incident as true, but I didn't remember the juice incident as they have detailed. I used the expression that I didn't remember the issue. Looking back, the statement could have caused confusion through my diction and hence I will accept all reprimands about it. 
- This is the situation as I remember from back then. I had made a promise to hang out with B, and I reached the location first to wait for B. B didn't come even after some time had passed. When I contacted her, she suddenly said she couldn't come. It's not the first time B has done something like that. As I was young, I couldn't hold it in, and I cursed her out over the phone. The call was only between me and B, and there was no other friend present in the call. It's plainly my fault that I could not express my words nicely, but it was not the case that I got mad to the point I bullied B. The moment I cursed, B's unnie took the phone. B was an adult then, and she scolded me, a middle schooler, for cursing and I said sorry. The call ended. During the call, B's unnie didn't mention the juice incident at all. I was unable to explain why I argued with B. Though B got money from her unnie and gave it to me, I didn't accept any money at all at that point. After the call, B and I drifted apart.
- I haven't ever bullied or led violence or took anything from B. Apart from the situation above, I have never bullied anyone.
- During the meeting with B, word came up that B's unnie also cursed me, and B stated at first that her sister was beside her but did not curse. However, in the latter half of the meeting, she did speak as if she was acknowledging that the unnie did curse at me. That night through an Instagram live, B's unnie said she remembers everything about the call and acknowledged she didn't merely reprimand me in the call.

4) Regarding P.E lessons
- According to the unnie during the P.E. lesson, it was true that B laughed when student Oh called student Kim as student Nam instead. Student Oh then told me this, and B claimed I scolded her in front of lots of people in the corridor near the toilets.
- I was merely in the same school as student Oh, and it's false she told me the above incident. After confirming with Oh, there was only one P.E. teacher in school at that point of time, and as first years, there's no chance Oh and Kim would have been taking classes together as they aren't from the same class. I don't understand how the name issues could have arose.
- As it was claimed, the issue happened in front of many people, and I tried to confirm it. There was no schoolmate I contacted that could verify the issue.
- I wish to say this entire thing didn't happen.

5) Regarding the DMs they cited as proof and about other bullying allegations
- There was an incident where my mother was called to the school due to a school violence committee opening and meeting. However, it was an incident where I was called up despite not being related to the matter. I remember how my mother came out of the meeting room crying. My mother has never acted complacently. Afterwards, the teachers talked to the students privately, and through that, it was revealed I was not at fault.
- You said I acknowledged bullying? Like how I have said before, it was revealed I was made the scapegoat, and my mother was called to the school for it. Can this still be seen as me acknowledging the committee was opened because of me?
- During the meeting with B, I talked about this with B as well. As it was a private committee, I asked for her to explain the situation to which she was unable to reply. Afterwards, she said she didn't know much about my mother. I feel she uploaded the post without knowing about the matter clearly and even dragged my family into it.
- During the meeting, I clearly expressed I was not relevant to the committee issue. She cut out the entire thing and only mentioned in her posts I acknowledged the fact the school violence committee was opened.
- There has to be a recording, but in the interview with a reporter, she only mentioned I didn't acknowledge anything during the meeting and only said I acknowledged the committee issue afterwards.

6) The reason I used a representative instead of personally meeting for the first meetup
- After the accusatory post went up, my company requested a meeting with me and B through DMs. However, the unnie said B was uncomfortable and rejected meeting personally. So the company chose to be considerate of B and suggested they meet up with a representative instead. I wanted to speak with B personally, but as we received the DM that B was uncomfortable, we continued on with letting the representative meet instead. I wasn't trying to avoid meeting her personally.
- During the meeting I had with B, B acknowledged I requested to meet up with her first as well."

As previously reported, Soojin is taking a hiatus following her bullying allegations, and she was recently accused of bullying by another alleged classmate.

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bkibz583 pts 28 days ago 9
28 days ago

To me, it just sounds like this B person and her sister are trying to get money from Soojin, because she's rich and famous.

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lavender-2398 pts 28 days ago 5
28 days ago

I hope Cube sues the fuck out of B and her sister.

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