There is insufficient proof for the case to proceed
26 Nov 2019 - 9:31 AM  UPDATED 26 Nov 2019 - 9:31 AM

Prosecution is revealed to have closed the case on Yang Hyun Suk's suspected prostitution mediation, concluding they don't have sufficient evidence to prove the suspicions.

The case related to accusations of mediating prostitution in July and September 2014 for an investor, as well as suspicions that Yang Hyun Suk had arranged for prostitution services when the same investor traveled abroad in October 2014.

Previously, the police had investigated financial statements and phone records, as well as spoken with the women who attended the events at which the alleged prostitution mediation took place. At the time the police forwarded Yang Hyun Suk to prosecution.

Police sources have now said that after a search and seizure of YG Entertainment's financial accounts, they found money transfers but not enough evidence to prove that they are linked to the prostitution mediation suspicions. Also, while it could be proven that Yang Hyun Suk had met with investors, there was no evidence to directly link this meeting to prostitution.

Police also partially confirmed that the investor involved in the 2014 events had had a sexual relationship with women at an adult entertainment establishment overseas but found no objective evidence to confirm it was prostitution. Police have also been unable to confirm that Yang Hyun Suk actively mediated prostitution services in this case.

Alongside Yang Hyun Suk's suspended indictment, the prosecution has also suspended the indictment of others involved in the case including the unnamed investor.

Yang Hyun Suk is still being investigated by the prosecution on charges of habitual gambling, along with Seungri. He is also under police investigation for allegations of covering up iKON member B.I's 2016 drug incident.

(Sources: 1, 2)


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