Agency CEO Suspected Of Sexually Harassing “Produce 101 Season 2” Trainees Is Forwarded To Prosecution
The agency CEO who is suspected of sexually harassing six trainees including contestants on “Produce 101 Season 2” will be investigated by the prosecution.
On July 23, it was announced that the Seoul Gangnam Police Station has forwarded agency CEO “A” and her younger sister “B” to the prosecution on recommendation of indictment. They are suspected of harassment using work-related force according to the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, Etc. of Sexual Crimes.
According to the police, they are being investigated regarding suspicions of acts of sexual harassment which include touching the trainees at a company dinner after they finished performances in Tokyo last September. Some of the trainees at the gathering appeared on the 2017 show “Produce 101 Season 2.”
In January, the trainees filed a complaint against the CEO, and the Seoul Gangnam Police Station conducted an investigation at the direction of the prosecution.
“A” has denied the suspicions and stated, “The trainees did not carry out the terms of their contract and they are absent without leave.” At the time, a source from the agency told Star News that they had been in a dispute with 10 trainees, including the six plaintiffs, over their contracts. They stated that all the charges were false.