Hook Entertainment CEO Releases Official Apology + Promises To Take Responsibility For Issue Involving Lee Seung Gi’s Payment
CEO of Hook Entertainment has released an official statement of apology for legal issues involving Lee Seung Gi.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Lee Seung Gi had sent a certification of contents to his agency Hook Entertainment, asking for transparent disclosure of payment. Recently, the agency’s office building was also seized and searched by the Severe Crime Investigation Division of the National Police Agency due to suspicion of embezzlement by some executives. On November 21, Dispatch released a report that claimed Lee Seung Gi had not received any of his revenue from his music and that five years worth of statements from 2004 to 2009 were missing. Hook Entertainment’s CEO Kwon Jin Young briefly responded that she is in the process of fact-checking. On November 24, Lee Seung Gi’s legal representative confirmed that Lee Seung Gi had never been made aware of his music profits and had been receiving insults and threats when he requested settlement details.
On November 30, Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young sent emails to media outlets stating that she will take full responsibility for the controversy related to Lee Seung Gi’s unpaid music profits and that she will dispose of her personal property to carry out the responsibility.
Read the full statement below:
This is Kwon Jin Young, CEO of Hook Entertainment.
I have been working as a manager for 25 years. A lot has happened, but it seems like this is the first time I have experienced something as tough and difficult as this.
I believe that any quarrel or misunderstanding should be followed by responsibility at the beginning and end. I do not want to cause any harm to Hook Entertainment, the company I have established with all my 25 years, as well as to the agency’s artists. Once again, I bow my head and express my apologies.
In addition, I will take full responsibility for the dispute with Lee Seung Gi, and I will not shirk my responsibility and dispose of my personal property to carry out my responsibility.
I am sorry to all the staff at Hook Entertainment, who must have been living in hell every day due to the sudden incident, and to everyone who learned about this unwanted news.
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