YG Entertainment says it’s fine while the police plan to summon its former CEO Yang Hyun Suk and as reports emerge that trainees are looking for other agencies to work with.
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. The report also reveals that several of YG trainees are leaving the company.
However, rubbishing the report a YG official said that, “All employees are working as usual. Everything is going as planned without problems.”
Earlier this week, the Seoul Metropolitan Police confirmed it is planning to summon K-pop star Seungri and former YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun-suk over gambling charges. The police have already imposed a travel ban on both Yang and Seungri.
The duo was booked over gambling charges 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. However, normally if caught gambling overseas it is likely that one gets away with a warning.
It is reported that Yang and Seungri had been involved in gambling a large sum of money overseas which clearly violates the South Korean gambling laws.
The police also conducted a raid on YG Entertainment’s office earlier this month.