Lee Seok Cheol And Lee Seung Hyun’s Lawyer Issues Statement On Appeal Trial + Addresses Lawsuit Against Other The East Light Members
The appeal trial regarding The East Light’s abuse case will be held on November 27.
In July, Media Line Entertainment producer Moon Young Il was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of child abuse of former The East Light members Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun, while the agency’s CEO Kim Chang Hwan was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years of probation for aiding and abetting child abuse. Kim Chang Hwan announced his intention to appeal the ruling.
On November 26, Lee Seok Cheol and Lee Seung Hyun’s lawyer released a statement about the upcoming appeal trial, which also states that they have filed a criminal complaint against The East Light members Lee Eun Sung and Jung Sa Gang for perjury.
Read the statement below:
At the first sentencing of The East Light’s former members’ assault case, Moon Young Il was given a two-year prison sentence for child abuse while Kim Chang Hwan was given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years. The third trial (case number 2019 no. 2273) of the appeal case will be held on Wednesday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m. KST at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office in the West Court No. 421 (Second Criminal Department of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, Head Judge Lee Kwan Yong).
At the second trial of the appeal case held on October 25, 2019, former member of The East Light Jung Sa Gang and former Media Line stylist Hwang testified as witnesses. At the third trial, they will call another witness for the defendant, Moon Young Il, requested by the prosecutor. In addition, Kim Chang Hwan’s lawyer revealed he would call the defendant to the stand at the next trial. We expect to have a closing argument in addition to the prosecutor’s demands at the next trial.
As reported, the victims of the case filed a criminal complaint to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office in August against Moon Young Il and Lee Eun Sung, who testified as witnesses at the first trial, for perjury and Media Line’s CEO Kim Chang Hwan and Lee Jung Hyun for subornation of perjury.
We have also filed an additional criminal complaint against Jung Sa Gang, who testified in the appeal court, for perjury. In October, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office cleared Lee Seok Cheol and his father of suspicions of special larceny. The victims are considering suing for false accusation.
The victims will do their best to ensure that the perpetrators are properly punished for child abuse and will make sure the perpetrators are held accountable for neglecting the national judicial process and for the perjury committed during the investigation and trial.
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