Yang Hyun Suk’s Future Hangs in the Balance Amidst Retaliation Allegations and Anticipation for BABYMONSTER’s Debut

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Yang Hyun Suk's Future Hangs in the Balance Amidst Retaliation Allegations and Anticipation for BABYMONSTER’s Debut

In September, BABYMONSTER, a new K-pop group, will be making their debut. However, the public's gaze towards Yang Hyun Suk, the overall producer of YG Entertainment, may change due to recent allegations of retaliation and coercion.

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During the 4th appeal trial on charges of retaliation and coercion, trainee Han Seo Hee made a statement about an "unwilling punishment." While it was difficult to determine the truth of her statement amidst other questions during the witness testimony, Han Seo Hee expressed that she didn't want punishment for Yang Hyun Suk.

On August 25th, Yang Hyun Suk attended the 4th appeal trial for the violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes. This trial brought him face to face with Han Seo Hee, who had turned into an adversary despite their long-standing connection.

In 2016, when Yang Hyun Suk was still at YG Entertainment, he was prosecuted for instigating and coercing Han Seo Hee to cover up drug use allegations against iKON's B.I. Although he was acquitted in the first trial, the case was appealed to the second trial by the prosecution. Han Seo Hee's disclosure that Yang Hyun Suk said, "(In the entertainment industry), killing you isn't a big deal," had a significant impact on his image. Yang Hyun Suk denied this during the investigation, but regardless of its truth, it had already dealt a blow to his reputation.

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During the first trial's determination phase, the prosecution imposed a 3-year prison sentence on Yang Hyun Suk. However, the court sought to overturn this decision by stating that it was not sufficiently proven that Yang Hyun Suk's statement caused fear in the victim. The prosecution disagreed with this and argued that the initial trial court had misinterpreted facts and legal principles.

In subsequent appeal trials, the prosecution claimed that Yang Hyun Suk had engaged in persuading or pressuring the victim in YG Entertainment's office, with the assistance of agency personnel. They further asserted that "The defendants' actions in this case cannot go without criticism. Kim Han Bin (B.I) was involved in drug-related crimes such as LSD, and the defendant attempted to cover up Kim Han Bin's crimes." These allegations have cast a shadow over Yang Hyun Suk's future.

As BABYMONSTER prepares for their debut in September, it remains to be seen how the public's perception of Yang Hyun Suk will be affected by these allegations. The outcome of the ongoing legal proceedings will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping his future in the entertainment industry.

Source: KBIZoom

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