Police Launches Investigation Into Claims Of Prostitution Services For Investors Surrounding Seungri
The Seoul Police Department has launched an investigation into BIGBANG’s Seungri regarding claims that he offered escort services of a sexual nature to business investors.
On February 26, a source from the Seoul Police Department stated, “We have launched an investigation into the escort service claims that have been reported on by the media.” The police will look into the matter closely, and will be drafting a list of individuals named in the related text messages. Seungri is now a person of interest in the investigation.
Earlier in the day, SBS funE released text messages from December 2015 exchanged between Seungri, CEO Yoo of Yuri Holdings (an investment company Seungri was preparing to establish), and an employee. Seungri is seen to be giving orders to plan a meeting at a club in Gangnam to meet with foreign investors. The content of the text messages seem to suggest that the people involved in the group chat were discussing offering escort services to the investors.
YG Entertainment has released a statement denying all allegations, stating, “We have spoken with Seungri, and he has stated that the released text messages were fabricated and are not true.” They stated that they plan to take legal action on the issue.