Rain Will Continue With Schedule Despite Ongoing Investigations
Rain will be continuing with his comeback schedule as planned, despite facing an investigation for failure to carry out military duties after a complaint by an ordinary citizen.
Rain performed at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong on November 22, and revealed his plan to return to the music scene next year on January 6. His first in four years, this new album will include songs written by Rain himself.
He is also working with Mnet on a reality program that will document his daily life and comeback process. Rain has gotten fans excited with the teaser that was shown at the 2013 MAMA, and while details have not been fully worked out yet, the program will be aired beginning mid- or end-December before Rain’s album is released in January.
However, Rain is currently facing issues once more with regards to allegations of military misconduct. The Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office has begun an investigation into the matter, after receiving a complaint lodged by an ordinary citizen.
For now, Rain’s agency and Mnet are going forward with his comeback as planned. Another source gave their careful opinion on the matter. “On the grounds that investigations against him by the Ministry of Defense have already been concluded, and he has received probation and been discharged from military service, it will be difficult for him to receive additional punishment.”
Rain entered the active military service in October 2011, and gained the celebrity soldier title in February 2012. However, after news of his dates with Kim Tae Hee surfaced, Rain was put under probation for violation of military conduct. There were further small issues of leaving camp and nights out, but Rain did not face severe disciplinary action in the June controversy involving celebrity soldiers. He was discharged from service in July.
Aside from his new album and reality program, Rain has also been cast in the movie “The Prince,” directed by Brian A. Miller, costarring Bruce Willis and John Cusack.