Wooyeop And Taeseon Respond To TS’s Claims + Explain Decision Made By TRCNG Members And Parents
After TS Entertainment made further claims about the story behind former TRCNG members Wooyeop and Taeseon’s request for contract termination, their lawyer has issued a statement.
This follows the agency’s release of a letter described as written by the parents of the remaining eight members of TRCNG, which states their intention to support the group’s continued activities with TS Entertainment.
On November 22, Wooyeop and Taeseon’s lawyer Jung Ji Suk released the following statement:
We hope that TS Entertainment will stop making false allegations and driving a wedge between the members’ parents.
On November 5, 2019, TS Entertainment boy group TRCNG’s former members Wooyeop and Taeseon issued a notice about the cancelation of their exclusive contract with TS Entertainment. On November 12, they filed a criminal complaint with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency against two individuals including Director Park Sang Hyun for charges including habitual child abuse and injury resulting from violence. This incident has been assigned to the Yongsan Police Station, and so Wooyeop and Taeseon attended the fourth team of the Women & Juvenile Affairs Division of the Yongsan Police Station at 2 p.m. on November 21 and completed their questioning as complainants. The complainant questioning lasted over five hours and went until roughly 7 p.m., and during the questioning they testified in detail about the charges including the accused’s habitual child abuse and the injury resulting from violence.
But TS Entertainment’s Director Park Sang Hyun has said that this is groundless, and he is instead claiming that they have made false allegations and left the group without permission. He said he would take legal action against them such as criminal complaints over libel regarding the damage to the company. In regards to the conversation between the members’ parents that was revealed in the news, he said it was an ‘edited article’ and he glossed over the truth while saying, ‘They only captured the part that could be misunderstood, rather than including the whole context.’ He went on to spread false claims such as saying that Wooyeop dating had been the problem. In addition, TS Entertainment released a note that’s described as a statement from the remaining 8 members of TRCNG, showing their intention of turning this incident into a conflict between the parents.
However, there are absolutely no lies within Wooyeop and Taeseon’s criminal complaint or their press releases, and everything is fact supported by evidence. Not only are TS Entertainment’s claims groundless, they are actions that damage Wooyeop and Taeseon’s reputations, and so additional legal responsibility will have to be taken about that. Before Wooyeop and Taeseon brought up the issues with the company, TRCNG’s 10 members and their parents all met together and they agreed about the problem of the company’s child abuse and violence. They agreed to request the termination of their contracts with the company together, and they then met with Director Park Sang Hyun to inform him of that. However, after that, the eight members other than Wooyeop and Taeseon reversed their stance and decided to continue promoting. Director Park Sang Hyun and the parents of the eight members hid this fact and are glossing over the truth as though Wooyeop and Taeseon are the ones making false allegations.
Wooyeop, Taeseon, and their parents (from the perspective of people who also have children) respect the decision of the eight members and their parents to reverse their stance and decide to continue activities with the company, and they have no intention of causing problems. Along with that, it’s respectfully requested that in turn they respect the decision of the two members who chose to leave and their parents.
In regards to TS Entertainment, it’s requested that they stop making false claims that muddy the issue, acknowledge the mistakes they’ve made, and apologize sincerely to the victims. In addition, it’s requested that they cease the secondary offenses against the victims such as the damaging of the reputations of Wooyeop and Taeseon.
Wooyeop, Taeseon, and their parents will dedicate their full efforts so that this incident’s perpetrators, TS Entertainment and their executives and staff, receive appropriate punishment in the upcoming judicial proceedings.
From, lawyer Jung Ji Suk.