Singer Rain might undergo investigation by the public prosecutor’s office.
According to the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office, an ordinary citizen who heard about Rain’s military service controversy on TV has lodged a complaint against him saying, “As a celebrity, he took frequent leave from service, breaking military code and violating military criminal law.”
The citizen filed the complaint against Rain after watching the June broadcast of SBS current affairs program “Scene 21” which featured celebrity soldiers such as Sangchu, Se7en, KCM and Rain leaving camp without official notice, and showed some of these soldiers visiting massage parlors.
A prosecution official revealed with regards to Rain’s investigation, “We will have to first examine the documents related to the complaint, and if necessary we will summon Rain and those around him for investigation.”
Rain’s agency has refuted claims of re-investigation via TV Report on November 28, “We have not been contacted about any investigation. We found out about it for the first time today on the news. Neither Rain, nor the company, has been contacted. We will be keeping an eye on the situation.”
The agency added, “Rain is currently in Japan on tour. He will hold his last concert today and be back in Korea on November 29.”
Rain entered active military service in October 2011, becoming an assistant instructor of the 5th Division at the Recruit Training Center, and transferred to the Ministry of Defense’s Public Relations Department in March 2012. Rain carried out his duties as a celebrity soldier and was discharged from service in July this year.
The prosecution has not yet decided if they will be issuing Rain with a summons for investigation. Rain had previously received seven days probation for his violation of military rules.