Around Us Releases Official Statement Following Yong Junhyung's Departure From Highlight

On March 14, Yong Junhyung’s agency Around Us released an official statement following the artist’s announcement to leave Highlight.

Read the full statement below:

Hello, this is Around Us.

First of all, we apologize to those who were confused by the incorrect official statement.

In relation to the report from SBS’s “8 O’Clock News” on March 11, Yong Junhyung found out that Jung Joon Young had taken illegal footage while asking how he was doing on the day after having a drink together in late 2015.

Later, he saw the illegal video(s) he received through the one-on-one chatroom and exchanged inappropriate conversations with him. We were able to confirm this fact through Yong Junhyung’s witness interview on March 13.

Yong Junhyung realized the severity of the issue and faithfully complied with the witness interview.

He is aware of the seriousness of how morally lax his past behaviors were and is deeply repenting on having disappointed many people through his past statements and actions.

He fully understands that this incident is something that cannot be forgiven, and he is deeply reflecting on himself for disappointing and breaking the trust and love he received from fans of Highlight and his fellow members.

Moreover, he will take full responsibility and leave Highlight as of March 14, 2019 in order to avoid tarnishing the group’s image and causing secondary damages.

We sincerely apologize for being unable to check the exact facts, causing confusion to many people, and releasing an official statement after a hasty decision even though Yong Junhyung was involved in a shameful incident.

We will take caution to avoid such instances in the future. Once again, we apologize to the fans who truly care for Highlight.

We apologize.

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