TS Entertainment Employee Accused Of Repeatedly Extorting Money From TRCNG’s Wooyeop
New accusations have arisen that an employee of TS Entertainment repeatedly took money away from TRCNG’s Wooyeop.
An anonymous source spoke to Sports World and claimed, “TS Entertainment employee ‘A’ would repeatedly take money from Wooyeop and never paid it back.
According to the source, the employee has been taking money from Wooyeop since he was 17 years old [by Korean reckoning]. This is said to have taken place for over two years, and “A” is said to owe Wooyeop 1.2 million won (approximately $1,016).
Wooyeop was the only member of TRCNG whose parents were living outside of the Seoul area, so “A” targeted him under the assumption that his parents would send him extra funds as they lived apart. “A” would continuously ask to borrow money from Wooyeop when he returned from seeing his parents. Claims were also made that if Wooyeop refused to lend “A” money, “A” would single Wooyeop out for more intense training, or order other employees to harass him.
TRCNG members Wooyeop and Taeseon are currently in a legal dispute with TS Entertainment to terminate their contracts over allegations of child abuse and violence. Most recently, Wooyeop and Taeseon’s lawyer released a statement addressing claims made by TS Entertainment, as well as the letter described to be from the eight remaining members’ parents expressing their decision to stay with the agency.