BIGBANG's Daesung Cleared Of Suspicions Regarding Illegal Businesses In His Building

The police have decided not to lay charges against BIGBANG’s Daesung in their investigation into illegal business operations in his building.

In July 2018, Channel A reported that illegal adult entertainment businesses involving prostitution services were being operated in a building that Daesung owns. Daesung denied knowledge of any illegal activities and announced legal action against the alleged businesses.

The Seoul Gangnam Police Station questioned Daesung last month as a witness and reviewed documents and testimonies obtained through the results of a search and seizure. On January 2, they concluded that Daesung is cleared of suspicion and will not be charged.

During questioning, Daesung testified that he did not know that illegal activities such as prostitution were taking place in the building, and the police were unable to find any evidence for charging him.

The police also questioned people about suspicions of illegal drug use and requested analysis from the National Forensic Service. The results all came back negative.

On January 3, the police will forward 56 people connected with five illegal adult entertainment businesses in the building to the prosecution on charges of violating the Food Sanitation Act and the Anti-Prostitution Act. The police will recommend indictment without detention to the prosecution.

The police will also request administrative action from the Gangnam District Office and the local tax office about the illegal businesses.

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