MBC’s “PD Notebook” Apologizes To C-JeS For Falsely Stating That The Agency Did Not Respond To Them
The morning of June 29, following the June 28 broadcast of MBC’s “PD Notebook” covering the Park Yoochun case, the show posted a notice on their homepage apologizing to C-JeS Entertainment.
The post says, “It was revealed through a June 29 article from Herald POP that the statement made during the June 28 broadcast of ‘PD Notebook’ saying that C-JeS Entertainment didn’t [make any statement] was false. C-JeS stated to media, ‘When we were asked to give a statement [to ‘PD Notebook’] regarding the series of incidents, we responded via e-mail.'”
“PD Notebook” then states, “After confirmation with our production team, we have confirmed that C-JeS responded with the e-mail below on June 24.”
Here is the full text of C-JeS’s response to “PD Notebook” (revealed in the PD Notebook apology post):
“Hello, this is C-JeS Entertainment.
“This is our response to your request for our cooperation regarding the ‘PD Notebook’ broadcast scheduled for June 28.
“From the [first] reports on the incidents to now, our stance has not changed. Many outlets have requested interviews, but we are unable to consent to any.
“Due to indiscriminate reports on unconfirmed situations that are still being investigated, [Park Yoochun’s] image is being ruined. In this current situation with rumors flying about and with the essence of the situation being lost, we want to keep our course, and we will do everything we can to regain [Park Yoochun’s] honor and reputation.
“We hope you understand why we have no choice but to respond to interview requests according to a specific guide.
“PD Notebook” then apologizes: “We sincerely apologize to viewers regarding the part which we failed to confirm. We would also like to express our deepest regrets to C-JeS Entertainment. We will, through more thorough confirmation, bring you better broadcasts in the future.”