Yeeun Opens Up About The Situation With Her Father
Yeeun has personally addressed the controversy surrounding herself and her father.
On September 11, Yeeun spoke up about the situation with her father in an interview with Edaily. She shared, “I debuted and promoted as a member of Wonder Girls for over 10 years. Since then, I joined Amoeba Culture and greeted the public with the name HA:TFELT. It wasn’t much, but I earned enough to eat the things I want, and to give my family money for living expenses. Logically, there is no reason whatsoever for me to participate in fraud. I’m not so reckless or foolish that I would do something like that.”
Yeeun talked about her painful family history and how her parents had gotten divorced when she was 12 years old. Her father got remarried three years later, and she had grown up without being in touch with father. She explained, “Ever since I could remember, because of my father’s extramarital affairs, my parents were divorced. I have an uncomfortable relationship with my father to the point where I’ve never even called him ‘father.'”
She continued, “When my sister got married in 2012, our family members inevitably had to speak to my father. Afterwards, he continued to reach out to me, saying, ‘I miss you, I’m sorry.’ I forgave him for a while, and we kept talking, but eventually the anger between us would explode again, and we would cut each other out. This process kept repeating. I had no idea that the few short times I forgave my father would become such a huge situation.”
Regarding a report that she participated in a business information session held by her father, she commented, “I have never participated and can promise that this is not a lie.” Her father continuously asked her to introduce him to a producer to prepare for an entertainment business, so she introduced a producer to him and three clients at a cafe once. She continued, “I only introduced the producer, and it was not a business information session. Also if I had known that it was for a situation related to fraud, I would not have met them and would have cut off contact with my father immediately.”
Yeeun shed tears as she talked about the victims of fraud and sexual assault. She expressed, “My heart hurts so much. They have been through a lot more pain than I have. If my name was used for fraud without my knowing, I’m even more ashamed.”
She concluded by saying, “I cannot ever forgive my father for being under charges of committing fraud and sexual assault. My family and I have promised, ‘We will no longer contact my father.’ Though it hurts my heart, I am not involved in this case. With a clear conscience, I will endure the investigation and earnestly face it.”
The singer’s agency recently confirmed that she and her father had been sued for fraud but that she was not involved in the incident and had cooperated with the police in their investigation to prove her innocence. Both Yeeun and her pastor father are being sued for fraud for conning members of his church under the ruse of an entertainment business. Her father, serving a six-year prison sentence, is also charged with alleged sexual assault.
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