CJ ENM Shares Update On Compensation Discussions With Agencies Of X1 And Other Affected “Produce X 101” Trainees
With sentences being given to eight individuals involved in the “Produce 101” series manipulation case, CJ ENM has released a statement regarding the case and shared an update on their negotiations with agencies involved in “Produce X 101.”
On May 29, the first sentencing by the Seoul Central District Court for eight individuals involved in the “Produce 101” series manipulation case took place. CP (chief producer) Kim Yong Bum received a prison sentence of one year and eight months, and PD (producing director) Ahn Joon Young received a prison sentence of two years.
Regarding this, a source from CJ ENM stated, “We respect the decision of the courts. Regarding the production staff’s future, we will take action according to company policy, following internal discussions once the final verdict is made.”
They also spoke about their plans for compensation of damages that they had promised to carry out in their formal apology regarding the controversy in December 2019. CJ ENM gave an official statement and said, “We have had ample discussions with the agencies of the X1 debut group, and we have reached an amicable settlement. We have also begun discussions regarding compensation with other management companies whose trainees were affected [in ‘Produce X 101’].”
X1 was the project group created through Mnet’s “Produce X 101.” The group made their debut in August 2019 but went on hiatus after a controversy over voting manipulation arose surrounding the “Produce 101” series. In January, it was announced that an agreement had been made by the agencies of the members that the group would disband.