Prosecution Demands Prison Sentences For The East Light’s Producer And CEO In Appeal Trial
On November 27 at 10:30 a.m. KST, the third hearing for the appeal trial of The East Light’s abuse case was held at Seoul Central District Court.
The appeal was made after the first sentencing hearing in July, when 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.
At the appeal trial on November 27, the prosecution demanded three years in prison for Moon Young Il and eight months in prison suspended with two years of probation for Kim Chang Hwan.
The prosecution made the request to the court with the explanation that the defendants continue to deny charges, do not express remorse, and place blame on the victims.
Moon Young Il commented at the hearing, “All I can say is that I am sorry. I lived with repentance and looked back on myself during this time of over a year. I feel endless guilt as it seems like my actions caused harm to their futures. I think even a year from now, all I will be able to say is that I am sorry. I am apologetic to everyone involved in this situation. I will live diligently with repentance.”
Kim Chang Hwan said, “I have never done anything disgraceful while working for 30 years. I always thought that [our artists] cannot receive love from the public if they are not loved by us. It is only Moon Young Il’s mistake, so please acknowledge how I feel for being wrongly accused.”
The sentencing trial for the appeal case is set to be held on December 20 at 2 p.m. KST.
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