The East Light’s Former Producer Moon Young Il Jailed Ahead Of Trial For Abuse Allegations
Moon Young Il, the producer who has been accused of verbally and physically abusing former The East Light members Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun, has been jailed ahead of his trial.
Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun’s legal representative has released an official statement about the matter and it reads as follows:
Hello. This is lawyer Jung Ji Seok. As of December 20, the Bangbae Police Station, who is investigating the case involving Moon Young Il and The East Light, has imprisoned Moon Young Il through the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office for charges of extraordinary and repeated violence.
Through the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office and the Seoul Central District Courts, the Bangbae Police Station filed an arrest warrant against Moon Young Il, and a judge issued the arrest warrant on December 14. The arrest warrant was enforced in the early morning of December 15, and we have confirmed that Moon Young Il is currently being held in jail at the Seocho Police Station.
The Bangbae Police Station has also been investigating CEO Kim Chang Hwan and president Lee Jung Hyun (of Media Line Entertainment) for inciting and abetting violence and violating child welfare law. Kim Chang Hwan has had his case forwarded to the prosecutor’s office to be indicted, while Lee Jung Hyun has had his case forwarded with the suggestion of no indictments.
Suspects who are jailed by the prosecutor’s office are held for up to 10 days (December 29), so we believe that he will be sentenced within the year if there are no special circumstances.
In October, reports emerged that members of The East Light had been verbally and physically abused within their agency. Brothers Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun stepped forward and revealed that they had been verbally and physically abused by producer Moon Young Il for four years. Though they provided audio recordings and other evidence, the agency has denied the allegations against CEO Kim Chang Hwan while admitting to the allegations made against Moon Young Il. Media Line has since terminated their contract with all of the members of The East Light.