More evidence surfaces linking police involvement in club's sex crime scandal.
John Kim, March 13, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
There is more evidence that suggest foul play of Korea's police in the ongoing sex crime investigation. New KakaoTalk chatroom messages have been released which involves Seungri and Mr. Kim conversating about police involvement.
The messages read as follows:
"Mr. Kim: I think it'll be daebak if we just solve the air conditioner problem.
Seungri: Yeah, you're right.
Mr. Kim: I saw [CEO Yoo] texted with the police chief yesterday.
I think the problem with the person ratting us out will be solved too. Hahaha
Seungri: What did he say?
Mr. Kim: It was really long. Yesterday, another business took a photo of the inside of the [Monkey Museum club] and reported it.
The chief said something and suggested the other business probably complained about us because they were jealous. He said we didn't have to worry because he would take care of it."
There are doubts regarding which police comissioner Mr. Kim was referring to as he misspelled "Police Commissioner General", and it's unclear whether Mr. Kim was referring to the Commissioner General at the time period or the Commissioner of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. And there's also a possibility that Mr. Kim lied to Seungri about high-ranking police involvement. Mr. Kim was asked to clarify but has refused to comment.
The former Police Commissioner who served from 2014-2016 has denied all claims. He stated, "With my honor at stake, I'm stating I have no relation to the matter. I only became aware of the situation today, and I know nothing. I learned about Seungri for the first time through this case, and I have no relation to him at all. It's not worth responding to every accusation."