Yang Hyun Suk Reportedly Emails YG Employees And Denies Involvement In Prostitution Mediation
Yang Hyun Suk has personally addressed reports about his attendance to a dinner meeting where prostitution was allegedly mediated.
On May 27, MBC’s investigative journalist program “Straight” aired an episode about Yang Hyun Suk’s alleged involvement in prostitution solicitation from the past. The program reported that in July 2014, several high-ranking figures from YG Entertainment accompanied two wealthy Southeast Asian investors to an upscale restaurant in Korea, where prostitution services were provided. In response, Yang Hyun Suk’s side denied the allegations.
Three days later, YG gave out a second statement about the allegations. A source from the agency stated to YTN Star on May 30, “Yang Hyun Suk only attended after being invited. It is not true that he called adult entertainment workers. We sincerely ask that you take extra care to prevent speculative reports that are not the truth from being published, distorted, or reproduced.”
On the same day, Yang Hyun Suk reportedly sent out an email to YG employees addressing the reports. Yang Hyun Suk stated in the email, “First of all, I need to let everyone know how sorry I am. I am ashamed for causing you to worry due to the recent broadcasts [about me].”
He continued, “The day after the broadcast aired was the second anniversary of my father’s passing. I had to travel to the countryside, so I didn’t have time [to respond to the reports].”
Yang Hyun Suk added, “The allegations that were made during the May 27 broadcast [of ‘Straight’] are absolutely not true. I’ve never done anything illegal that the broadcasting station is arguing that I did nor anything that you wouldn’t be proud of. I believe that the truth will come out to the world soon.”
“YG was able to continuously grow for the past 23 years because of all of your hard work that you put towards your dreams and your exceptional creativity. I’m in a position where I’m obligated to protect that,” continued Yang Hyun Suk.
“About a month ago, YG went through a large-scale reorganization and announced its will and plans for the future. In addition, I’ve also shared my desire that as the executive producer, I want to focus solely on [creating] contents that will help [YG] artists from behind the scenes.” Yang Hyun Suk concluded, “I still hold on to that heavy responsibility.”