Former K-pop star, Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seungri, has been indicted on prostitution charges.
The 29-year-old, who was a member of the boy band Big Bang, was indicted for allegedly organising prostitutes, habitual gambling and illegal foreign currency trade.
In March 2019, he left the entertainment industry after an investigation began into the allegations made against him. At the time, he posted on social media, “I just cannot bear causing any further damage to people around me, while being hated and criticised by the public and being treated as a nation’s enemy during the investigation,”
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승리입니다 제가 이시점에서 연예계를 은퇴를하는것이 좋을거같습니다. 사회적 물의를 일으킨 사안이 너무나 커 연예계 은퇴를 결심했습니다 수사중인 사안에 있어서는 성실하게 조사를 받아 쌓인 모든 의혹을 밝히도록 하겠습니다. 지난 한달반동안 국민들로부터 질타받고 미움받고 지금 국내 모든 수사기관들이 저를 조사하고 있는 상황에서 국민역적 으로까지 몰리는 상황인데 저 하나 살자고 주변 모두에게 피해주는일은 도저히 제스스로가 용납이 안됩니다 지난 10여 년간 많은 사랑을 베풀어준 국내외 많은 팬분들께 모든 진심을 다해 감사드리며 와이지와 빅뱅 명예를 위해서라도 저는 여기까지인거같습니다 다시한번 죄송하고 또 죄송합니다 그동안 모든분들께 감사했습니다
He was a public relations director at a nightclub in Gangnam called Burning Sun, which has since been closed, and he has been accused of using hidden cameras to film women along with using drugs and alcohol to sexually assault alleged victims.
Seungri was allegedly involved in a group chat that shared footage of women that were filmed without consent.
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