K-pop star Seungri quits showbiz after allegations of sexual bribery

13 March, 2019, 14:55 | Author: Regina Boyd
  • Big Bang's Seungri announces retirement amid controversy

The decision came a day after he was charged with providing prostitutes to foreign investors in his private club, media said, driving down shares of his agency as much as 16 percent.

Singer Seungri is quitting K-Pop band Big Bang... and the music business altogether!

Seung-ri has responded on his Instagram account, writing, "At this point, I think it would be best if I retire from the entertainment industry".

He has denied procuring prostitutes.

In a statement he apologised to his fans, and promised to "sincerely participate in investigations into all allegations". Reports also suggest that Seungri used to operate through various nightclubs in Seoul's Gangnam district and even attempted to introduce escorts to foreigners to encourage them to invest in his business ventures.

BIGBANG's Seungri has officially been booked and questioned by police on charges of violating South Korea's Acts on Pimping and Prostitution and its Punishments.

There is no suggestion whatsoever that Seungri was involved with the alleged wrongdoing. Messages have emerged which appear to show him urging a staff member to make the arrangements. The hidden camera clips were allegedly taped by another K-pop singer, Jung Joon-young. But police said the investigation will not be hindered by his status as a conscripted soldier.

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A petition surfaced last week calling for him to step aside after causing "unrecoverable damage to the group's reputation". As for the ongoing investigation, I will take it seriously to clear myself of all the allegations.

"As I've been branded as a "national traitor", I can not stand the fact that I'm harming others for my own sake". Fan @_nhungnhim29 wrote simply: "We'll never let you go".

Big Bang's Seungri announces he's leaving the Kpop industry after 10 years.

Rapper T.O.P received a suspended jail sentence in 2017 for smoking marijuana multiple times after he was hospitalised for a drug overdose.

An example of the band's fame in action: G-Dragon is now performing his two-year term of military service - which is mandatory for able-bodied men in South Korea.

The rep added, "He was in a deeper pain because it all happened right before his military enlistment", and said, "To be honest, nothing has been clearly revealed regarding Seungri throughout the month and a half long police investigation." .

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