X1’s Reps Respond To Speculation Of Members Possibly Undergoing Police Questioning
After some reports mentioned a possibility of the X1 members undergoing police questioning, the group’s agency has clarified their current situation.
On November 12, it was announced at a police press conference that 10 individuals involved with “Produce X 101” have been booked over the vote manipulation controversy. The police stated that they are conducting a thorough investigation and looking into suspicions regarding the entertainment agencies involved, exchange of favors, and involvement of high-ranking officials.
It was also reported by a news outlet that the police are planning to summon “Produce X 101” contestants as witnesses to question them. The report stated that the trainees who will be questioned are those at agencies where searches and seizures were conducted, as well as trainees who seemed highly likely to make it into the final group but did not. The police are reportedly planning to ask these trainees if they heard anything during filming or from their agencies about the manipulation.
Following this report, many outlets have written about X1 while putting forth the idea that the members themselves may be brought in for questioning.
X1 is currently in Thailand after performing at “K-POP FESTA in BANGKOK” on November 10. On November 13, a source representing X1 stated to the news outlet TV Report, “They have not yet returned to Korea and they are carrying out their planned schedule in the area. Their schedule after that will become clear after the members return.”
TV Report described the source as drawing a line regarding the possibility of the members being summoned by the police when they said, “There are reports going out about things that aren’t true, without checking [with the agency].”
X1 is reportedly planning to return to Korea before the 2019 V Live Awards V HEARTBEAT event that will take place at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on November 16.
The day before, TV Report stated that if there are no changes made, then X1 will be participating in the red carpet and performances for the event. They went on to quote a source from X1’s side as saying, “Discussions are ongoing with Mnet, the event organizers, and others regarding participating in V HEARTBEAT.” They added that X1 does not currently have anything further scheduled following V HEARTBEAT.