Lawyer Bang Jung Hyun Says Testimonies About B.I In 2016 Drug Case Disappeared From Official Police Records
Lawyer Bang Jung Hyun has raised strong suspicions of YG Entertainment’s ties to the police.
Bang Jung Hyung is the lawyer who helped a whistleblower submit a document to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission about YG Entertainment covering up the 2016 drug case using their ties with the police on June 4. It was later revealed that the whistleblower is Han Seo Hee.
On June 14, lawyer Bang Jung Hyun appeared on CBS’s “Kim Hyun Jung’s News Show” and provided background information on how he became suspicious of YG’s ties to the police.
Bang Jung Hyun stated, “The whistleblower (Han Seo Hee) came to me near the end of April and said that while she submitted KakaoTalk messages as evidence and testified against Kim Han Bin (B.I’s given name) [to the police in 2016], the drug case was still covered up and concealed. She said she wanted to [publicly] reveal it.”
The lawyer continued, “I looked up [records of] the case to determine whether or not [the whistleblower] is telling the truth, but the KakaoTalk messages that were supposedly submitted were left out of official documents. I found many suspicious things while looking through the investigation records.”
Lawyer Bang Jung Hyun further explained, “The whistleblower was arrested on August 22, 2016. She wrote two statements at Yongin Dongbu Police Station, during which she told the police about [using drugs] with Kim Han Bin.”
“A week later on August 30, the whistleblower changed her statement during her third questioning by the police,” continued Bang Jung Hyun. “At the time, the police asked her why she is changing her statements while she already admitted to [using drugs] with Kim Han Bin in her first two rounds of questioning. With that being said, related records of [the whistleblower talking about Kim Han Bin during the first two rounds of questioning] should exist, but I was unable to find records of it. [The whistleblower’s statements] regarding Kim Han Bin had disappeared.”
When lawyer Bang Jung Hyun asked the police about the missing documents, the police answered that such conversation did not happen during questioning. Instead, they said they did not record the conversation in official documents as it happened privately before Han Seo Hee was released.
Bang Jung Hyun also revealed that a boy group member from YG Entertainment tried to conceal the case.
The lawyer said, “It’s difficult to reveal [information] right now, but there was an incident where a member of a different boy group acted as a mediator between YG and Han [Seo Hee] and tried to conceal the drug case. We do not know whether he did it on his own, after being ordered to do so, or due to his personal relationship with Han Seo Hee.”