[K-POP] BEAST’s Former Agency CEO & Yong Jun Hyung File Lawsuit against KBS
Jimmy Pak, Oct. 28, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
On October 28th, One Media reported, “The CEO of Yong Jun Hyung’s previous agency filed a lawsuit against KBS requesting a report correction on what Yong Jun Hyung mentioned while on the KBS show ‘Win Win‘last year.”
During the variety show “WIN WIN’, Yong Jun Hyung spoke about his issues and conflicts with the previous CEO and had mentioned a ‘slave contract’. This ‘slave contract’ has a length of 10 years and consists of threats from the CEO. Yong also stated that when he showed signs of wanting to leave, his CEO called him out to a bar and threatened him, brandishing broken bottles. These same examples were brought up again four days later on the show “Entertainment Weekly.”
During the lawsuit, Yong Jun Hyung appeared in court as a witness to testify that what he said during the broadcast is actually true. The court ruled, “Even though it is hard to prove that Yong Jun Hyung’s words were false, it is also difficult to prove that they are true; therefore, his previous agency’s CEO’s claims should also be broadcast,” and ordered that KBS broadcast the refuting report “It has become known that it is not true Yong Jun Hyung’s previous agency’s CEO threatened him with a bottle.”
KBS has filed an appeal against the ruling and had cited that the words were not proven to be false. KBS decided to refute the reports and an appeal was placed. The CEO “Mr. Kim” has filed charges against Yong Jun Hyung for perjury.
Stay tuned for more Beast, KBS and news from this controversy.