miss A’s Suzy Sexually Harassed at a Public Event? JYPE Responds
On July 26, miss A’s Suzy attended the opening ceremony for the ‘Sinchon Water Gun Festival’ in Changchun-dong, in order to participate in the ‘Sprite Shower’ countdown, as the endorsement model for Sprite.
However, after fan-taken videos from the festival were uploaded onto the Internet, fans were shocked to find footage of what appears to be Suzy being inappropriately touched by a man standing next to her. They began to point out that one of the event moderators standing next to the miss A member on stage seemed to brush his hand against Suzy’s thigh and butt two times.
Following the spread of these accusations, many of the fans stated that it was most likely an intentional action on the part of the accused and are currently demanding an explanation as well as an apology from the event coordinator.
Due to the growing controversy surrounding this event, Suzy’s agency, JYP Entertainment, stepped forward to state their position.
On July 27, a representative of JYPE told X Sports News, “The agency is understanding that this situation was not a big deal. After we assess more carefully, we will inform you of anything more that needs to be shared.” According to JYP Entertainment, as far as they know, the alleged sexual harassment seems not to have taken place.
Additionally, an official who was at the scene explained, “The moderator brushed her in the process of guiding Suzy forward.”
However, fans remain unconvinced that the actions of the man were purely an accident, due to footage capturing a moment in which Suzy’s facial expression hardens as she turns her head to look toward the MC, causing these allegations to arise. Video clips of this event are currently spreading throughout online communities and other SNS.