Ex YG Trainee Testifies That Former CEO Yang Hyun Suk Gave A Threat Saying 'It Is Easy For Me To Kill You'
There is court testimony that EX-CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk threatened a former trainee saying it was easy to kill her so that the trainee would retract her statement against B.I., the former iKON member, and cover up his drug case.
A former YG trainee testified as a trial witness against the former CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk, on April 18 at the Seoul Central District Court's 23rd Criminal Settlement Division. The ex-trainee is the same person who initially gave the information about South Korean rapper B.I.'s drug purchases.
The ex-trainee said that she had met Yang Hyun Suk in August 2016 at the YG office, who threatened her with words of intimidation and conciliation for two hours. The witness replied in the affirmative when asked if it was true that the defendant Yang Hyun Suk had told the witness that he was a person who can see all the testimony statements.
Furthermore, when asked if Yang Hyun Suk had also said that the witness was in the entertainment industry, and "it is easy for me to kill you?" The ex-trainee replied with a yes.
According to the former trainee, she really thought she would die if she did not listen to the ex-CEO. She further added that she was so scared because Yang Hyun Suk threatened her so much and he did not seem like the person she knew.
Meanwhile, the former CEO of YG admitted to meeting the ex-trainee but insisted that he did not threaten or coerce her to make false statements.
Yang Hyun Suk was handed over to trial on charges of intimidating and persuading the ex-trainee to retract her testimony against B.I. when she made the allegation that the K-pop idol had bought drugs.
A songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer, and music executive from South Korea, Yang Hyun Suk first got fame in the 1990s as a member of Seo Taiji and Boys. After the group disbanded, he went on and founded YG Entertainment and became the CEO.
Under Yang Hyun-Suk, YG Entertainment has produced massively successful artists, including Psy, BLACKPINK, iKON, 2NE1, and Big Bang among others. He announced his decision to give resignation as the YG CEO in June 2019, after a spate of scandals and allegations. The current CEO of the multinational entertainment agency is Hwang Bo-Kyung.
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