Former CEO of Ok-pop large YG Leisure, Yang Hyun Suk, is dealing with a prison trial for allegedly trying to cowl up a drug scandal by iKON’s former member, Kim Han Bin, higher recognized by his stage identify B.I.
B.I., a 24-year-old rapper and singer-songwriter, was beforehand investigated in 2016 for allegedly utilizing unlawful medication resembling marijuana and LSD. He has since stop YG’s iKON boy band and is dealing with backlash from netizens for making an attempt to restart his entertainment career as a solo artist.
B.I. was acquitted of his expenses after he examined unfavorable for drug use, till a whistle-blowing acquaintance accused then YG CEO and chief producer Yang Hyun Suk of threatening him and coercing him to lie in his testimony throughout B.I.’s drug use case.
Yang was indicted on 28 Could 2021 by the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Workplace on expenses of threatening and intimidating an informant and impeding police investigations into B.I.’s drug case.
The previous YG CEO is at present abroad and can also be suspected of conspiring with one other company to ship the informant abroad in 2016. Nevertheless, investigations into the matter are suspended as Yang is abroad and uncontactable.
He’s additionally dealing with and has admitted to charges of playing abroad and securing the cash in violation of South Korean regulation, which if he’s discovered responsible of, might have him dealing with fines to a most of 10 million gained.
Yang had stepped down as CEO and chief of YG Entertainment amid the drug scandal allegations in 2019.
Yang’s first listening to will happen on 25 June, and B.I’s shall be held on 9 July.
YG Leisure is a significant company which incorporates prime Ok-pop woman group Blackpink amongst its abilities.