Korean K-pop star Seungri has reportedly partially admitted to illegal gambling charges during questioning with the Seoul metropolitan police.
Seungri attended the questioning held at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on August 28. Before going in for questioning after being summoned by the police, Seungri told reporters that he would dutifully undergo police questioning and also apologized once again for causing worry.
Following the questioning, local media reports said that he had partially admitted the charges of illegal gambling overseas. However, the reports say that Seungri denied the charges of being involved in “hwanchigi” or illegal foreign exchange.
Former YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun Suk who is also booked over charges of illegal gambling has been summoned for questioning on August 29.
Both Seungri and Yang were booked by the Seoul Metropolitan Police over charges of gambling earlier this month.
According to the gambling rules in South Korea, it is illegal for people to participate in gambling in the country and even outside the country where it is legal.
Earlier today, amidst reports of YG trainees leaving the company, the officials issued a statement saying nothing is wrong and it is all fine with the company and its employees.
A report by eDaily claims that YG Entertainment trainees are in contact with other agencies and that some trainees have already secured another contract with new agencies.
Rubbishing the report a YG official said that “All employees are working as usual. Everything is going as planned without problems.”