BIG BANG T.O.P was summoned in the statement of Han Seo Hee during the recent trial for former YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk.
On August 25th, the Seoul High Court’s Criminal Division 6-3 held the 4th appellate trial for former YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk and former YG manager Kim on charges of violating the Act on Aggravated Punishment, Etc. of Specific Crimes (retaliatory threats).
During the witness questioning, Han Seo Hee recalled the time when she accidentally smoked cannabis, saying “When I told T.O.P about being investigated, he reacted, ‘Oh, that bald guy?’”, adding “Then I naturally asked for an e-cigarette, but it turned out to be cannabis”.
In 2016, T.O.P shocked everyone when he got caught smoking marijuana at his residence in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. The police sent the case to the prosecution with an opinion of indictment, and the prosecution handed T.O.P over to trial on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act. When the prosecution revealed that T.O.P smoked marijuana four times, he admitted to all charges. In the end, the court sentenced T.O.P to 10 months in suspended jail, 2 years of probation, and fined him.
At the time of his arrest, T.O.P was fulfilling military service as a police officer so he was transferred to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Division 4 in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, and removed from his position. Later, T.O.P was hospitalized for treatment after being found unconscious.
Due to her involvement in the fourth marijuana charge of T.O.P in 2017, Han Seo Hee was sentenced to 3 years in suspended jail, and 4 years of probation in September of the same year.
Yang Hyun Suk was indicted in August 2016 on charges of threatening Han Seo Hee and trying to cover up a police investigation into former iKON member B.I’s drug allegations. Yang Hyun Suk has consistently denied threatening accusations. In December 2022, the first trial court acquitted Yang Hyun Suk due to insufficient evidence. However, the prosecution submitted an appeal, claiming that the court had made a mistake in understanding the facts and interpreting the law.