TS Claims TRCNG’s Comeback Was Delayed Due To Wooyeop Dating Staff Member; His Mother Responds
On November 20, news outlet Sports World published a report that shares TS Entertainment’s new claims about Wooyeop dating a staff member of the company, as well as his mother’s response.
Earlier this week, the legal representative of TRCNG members Taeseon and Wooyeop shared that the two members sent a certification of contents to TS Entertainment on November 4 to terminate their exclusive contracts. They have also filed criminal complaints to the police for charges including habitual child abuse from director Park Sang Hyun and violence from choreography director Yoon.
Sports World reports that TS Entertainment is now claiming that Wooyeop’s behavior with a woman is the real key point of the situation. On the other hand, Wooyeop’s mother has denied this strongly and said that they are trying to put the blame on someone else.
On November 20, a source from TS told Sports World, “Everything that the two members are claiming is a lie. The remaining eight members are currently active in Japan without the two of them. There is a reason for all of that.” They went on to say, “It’s because Wooyeop was dating the agency’s female stylist ‘B’ which made activities difficult. After Wooyeop and ‘B’ were in a relationship, he would always miss choreography practice and go out at night to have fun, so the comeback had to be postponed.”
The source stated that the two members’ situation is currently that they have left the group without permission. “The other members are feeling betrayed, and the members’ parents are angry,” said the source.
Wooyeop’s mother responded to TS Entertainment’s claims and said they were unjust. She said, “It’s true that Wooyeop dated ‘B’ for about two weeks. However, it is immensely incorrect to put all of the responsibility for this situation on Wooyeop’s issue with a woman.”
According to Wooyeop’s mother, even though he was receiving psychological treatment and care at a hospital, he hated that their comeback might be postponed because of him, and so he even took part in a variety show called “Game Dolympic 2019: Golden Card” in June 2019. His mother said, “The reason for the delay of TRCNG’s comeback was TS’s financial difficulties, as you can see through the previous issues with Sleepy’s power and water being cut off.” Sleepy is a rapper previously under TS Entertainment who has also been in a legal dispute with the agency.
Wooyeop’s mother went on to say, “It’s a clear fact that Wooyeop was assaulted by choreography director Yoon. However, he has never once received an apology about it.” She described how even though Wooyeop had been lying in the hospital in a semi-unconscious state, a TS Entertainment manager came to the hospital and immediately asked the doctor in a doubtful tone if Wooyeop had really ended up in this condition because he had been hit, which caused the doctor to become angry. Although Wooyeop’s side wanted an apology from Yoon, they haven’t received one. His mother shared that they can reveal a medical report from the time of the assault.
TS Entertainment previously claimed that the other members of TRCNG are angry because of Wooyeop’s unfaithful actions. His mother responded to this by saying, “The members’ parents have all agreed that they should leave the agency [due to issues such as TS’s management] and we sent a notice [to TS] on October 19. We have a collection of signatures of all the parents showing that we agree they should leave the company.” On November 19, TS Entertainment announced that TRCNG will be continuing as an eight-member group without Wooyeop and Taeseon.
Sports World also spoke to a source in the industry about the dispute over the truth in this situation. They said, “TS is avoiding responding to the child abuse [accusations] and I estimate that they are continually mentioning Wooyeop’s ‘woman issue’ to cover up all of the problems within the company.”