YG Entertainment’s former executive producer Yang Hyun-suk denied the allegations of him trying to cover up the investigation into B.I’s drug case.
On November 1st, the 23rd Division of the Criminal Agreement at Seoul Central District Court (Chief Judge Jo Byung-gu) held a trial on Yang Hyun-suk and others accused of retaliation threats.
The prosecution believes that Yang Hyun-suk told former idol trainee Han Seo-hee, “You can see all the reports”, “It’s not a big deal to kill you in the entertainment industry”, “If you reverse your statement, I’ll pay you a reward and appoint a lawyer for you”, etc.
Yang Hyun-suk said, “Most of the stories are not true”, adding “With concerns, I told her not to take drugs and said ‘You have to become a nice person’. I spent about half of the time listening to her and comforting her”.
In addition, he firmly said, “Such words have never existed”, emphasizing that he had never threatened Han Seo-hee.
Yang Hyun-suk was accused of threatening Han Seo-hee, who reported the drug case of iKON’s former member B.I, and forcing her to reverse her statement.
Han Seo-hee repeated her statement while under a police investigation for drug use in 2016 and later revealed that she was under Yang Hyun-suk’s pressure through the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission in 2019.