Mnet Completes Compensation For 11 Of 12 “Produce 101” Series Contestants Eliminated Due To Manipulation
Mnet has compensated 11 of the 12 contestants who were unfairly eliminated from the “Produce 101” series.
On August 2, a source from Mnet revealed, “With a sincere attitude, we have done our best to hold discussions with the victims, and we have completed compensating 11 out of the 12 victims.”
Asked why Mnet has not been able to compensate the one remaining victim, the source explained, “We have done our best with a sincere attitude regarding the compensation. We are currently negotiating the compensation with the remaining victim’s agency. We offered a reasonable amount in compensation to the victim’s agency, but they had an opinion different from our company’s regarding this. We will continue take responsibility and communicate with the agency to complete the compensation.”
Previously, PD (producing director) Ahn Joon Young and CP (chief producer) Kim Yong Bum received prison sentences for manipulation of votes. Assistant PD “Lee” and five entertainment agency representatives, who were initially sentenced fines, also received prison sentences. Last November, the court revealed the list of contestants who were eliminated due to manipulation, and Mnet stated that they would compensate those contestants.