The East Light’s Lee Seok Cheol And Lee Seung Hyun To Speak With Police As Part Of Investigation Into Abuse
The East Light’s Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun will be speaking to the police as plaintiffs.
According to their lawyer, Lawyer Jung Ji Suk from Nam Kang law firm, the two brothers will be undergoing their part of the investigation into the recently exposed allegations of abuse that took place at Media Line Entertainment. They will be going to the Seoul Bangbae Police Station at 2 p.m. KST on October 26, and the two brothers will be joined by their father as their legal representative, as well as their lawyer. They will be speaking with the police to give their testimonies in order to further the case.
On October 18, reports emerged that the members of The East Light had been subject to both physical and verbal abuse by a producer, who was later named as Moon Young Il, and that CEO Kim Chang Hwan of the agency had allowed the abuse to continue. Soon after, the agency released a statement that the producer had been penalized and denied the CEO’s involvement.
On October 19, The East Light’s leader Lee Seok Cheol held a press conference where he detailed the abuse. The CEO officially apologized but still denied his involvement, and JTBC’s “News Room” aired audio recordings that Lee Seok Cheol had given them of conversations he’d had with the CEO. Kim Chang Hwan claimed that the audio recordings were doctored and that he would be taking legal action, to which Lee Seok Cheol responded by releasing more photographic and audio evidence, as well as the two brothers filing a complaint against the violence they underwent by Moon Young Il and others.
On October 22, the complaint was filed and it was also announced all of The East Light’s members’ contracts had been terminated with the agency.