(G)I-DLE’s Soojin To Temporarily Halt Activities Following School Bullying Allegations
On March 4, Cube Entertainment released a new statement in relation to the school bullying allegations made against (G)I-DLE’s Soojin.
Last month, Soojin’s middle school classmate and the classmate’s older sister accused Soojin of having bullied the classmate in school. Cube Entertainment stated that Soojin had fought with the classmate and her sister over the phone at the time and that other claims of violence and bullying were not true. Soojin also personally spoke up to clarify the rumors that were being spread.
Read Cube Entertainment’s latest statement about Soojin’s future activities below:
Hello. This is Cube Entertainment. We are sharing our position regarding (G)I-DLE member Soojin’s school days.
First, we apologize for not having been able to share a statement more promptly. We have done our best to verify the facts, and that is why it has taken a long time to share our position. We ask for your understanding.
We have asked the artist’s school, teachers, many classmates, and other acquaintances about the situation at the time. Based on what we have confirmed so far, as we shared before, it is true that they fought over the phone, but we could not confirm the violence that is being alleged by the creators of the posts.
To clearly verify the truth, we offered hosting a face-to-face meeting between those directly involved, not the creator of the post or another deputy. However, all parties have shared their reluctance about this, so the meeting between those directly involved did not take place. However, if those who were directly involved are open for a face-to-face meeting, we will arrange one any time.
Currently, Soojin has halted all of her activities, and (G)I-DLE will continue their promotions as five members for now.
We once again extend our apologies to those who felt discomfort due to the matter involving our artist. However, we will take strong legal action against attacking comments with malicious intentions and matters that are proven to be false.
We will do our best to bring out the clear truth regarding this matter so that no one involved in the matter is unjustly harmed.