Kang Sung Hoon To Take Legal Action Against Malicious Posts About His Canceled Fan Meeting In Taiwan
Former SECHSKIES member Kang Sung Hoon announced that he will be taking legal action regarding his canceled fan meeting in Taiwan.
Over the past year, Kang Sung Hoon has been involved in several controversies, which eventually led to his decision to leave SECHSKIES and YG Entertainment.
In November 2018, a group of SECHSKIES fans filed a complaint against Kang Sung Hoon and his fan club, Hoony World, for allegedly embezzling profits from a fan event. The prosecution eventually dropped the embezzlement and fraud charges against him due to lack of evidence. In February 2019, Kang Sung Hoon and his girlfriend (who was also revealed to be the moderator of Hoony World) were forwarded to the prosecution on charges of assault and trespassing at the home of Kang Sung Hoon’s former manager, who was reportedly testifying at Kang Sung Hoon’s fraud trial.
Another accusation that SECHSKIES fans made against Kang Sung Hoon last fall, however, was that he had not refunded the tickets properly after his fan meeting in Taiwan was canceled. The event was organized by Kang Sung Hoon, Hoony World, and local organizers. Regarding this issue, Kang Sung Hoon has said that the local organizers had lied to him, leading to the Taiwanese government rejecting his visa request.
On August 1, Kang Sung Hoon’s legal representatives released a statement about the fan meeting.
“In June 2018, Kang Sung Hoon partnered with local organizers to hold a fan meeting in September. That fan meeting ended up falling apart. The local organizers made accusations against Kang Sung Hoon about that fan meeting in the press and in court, but Kang Sung Hoon has been cleared of all suspicion. The main cause of the fan meeting being canceled was that Kang Sung Hoon and his team were not able to get visas in time. The local organizers were supposed to be in charge of getting visas and managing the fan meeting tickets, so we are preparing to file a civil suit [against them].”
“In that civil suit, our position is that the local organizers failed to get visas because they did not know anything about the visa process and asked for the wrong documents. We have come to this conclusion after checking official documents from Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor.”
“Meanwhile, Kang Sung Hoon has filed a complaint against people who wrote malicious comments about the canceled fan meeting on SECHSKIES’ and Kang Sung Hoon’s gallery communities on the website ‘DC Inside.’ Those comments were attempting to defame him in order to give an advantage to the other side in the case. This has been acknowledged as a crime and the appropriate punishments have been finalized. In addition, the local organizers will also receive a punishment for not knowing the law, which states that companies must register with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as public arts and culture planning companies in order to hold events like the fan meeting.”
The statement concluded, “We will be taking legal action against all malicious comments about this issue.”