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The East Light K-Pop Seokcheol and Seunghyun Police Investigation Update

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Source: koreaboo

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Posted: Friday October 26, 2014 @ 5:23 pm PST

The East Light’s Lee Seokcheol and Lee Seunghyun provided more updates about the ongoing investigation as they accused their agency, Media Line Entertainment, of continouous verbal and physical abuse.

The two members were on their way to a police investigation when they held a brief interview.

“It seems that the company insisted that no form of assault was committed. We sincerely hope that they will be able to go through the investigation properly.”

— Lee Seokchul 

He also had this message for their fans and fellow members.

“I told our beloved fans that I would share good music and become the best musician. I’m sorry I cannot keep that promise. It will be well solve and time will come back to smile and make good music again.

All members know that they have been threatened so far. A few months ago, I heard about the four members contract termination through the article. That part is sick. The members will also feel sick when they hear we are being investigated by the police.

It was also the first time that Lee Seunghyun made a public appearance since the controversy and confessed that he feels very fearful about the entire situation. 

— Lee Seokchul

He described the details of the abuse and revealed that he is still receiving psychological treatment for it. 

“Moon Youngil PD assaulted me for four hours. Even in the situation where I was in pain and bleeding, Kim Changhwa didn’t help. After that, Moon Youngil PD assaulted for two or three more hours. I remember the whole incident at work as clear as yesterday.

I think this abuse should never happen to other idols. We will tell you our stories while being investigated.”

— Lee Seunghyun

As police investigations continue, fans await for the truth to come to light and for justice to be served.


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The East Light K-Pop Band Received Several Threats That They Would Be Killed

Re-Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: koreaboo

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Posted: Saturday October 20, 2018 @6:30 pm PST


The East Light‘s leader Seokcheol held a press conference today, accompanied by his laywer, in regards to the reports of abuse and assault the band endured.

The rookie idol group, The East Light, were reportedly victims of continuous verbal and physical abuse by the CEO and the company producer of their agency, Media Line Entertainment.

Seokcheol revealed that since 2015 (nearly 4 years) the members and he would be clubbed by a baseball bat on multiple occasions. They were assaulted in their practice rooms and recording studios.

“As the leader of The East Light, I could no longer simply observe the wounds of the members. In hopes that the infringement of human rights will disappear from the K-Pop scene, though I am afraid, I decided to appear at this press conference.”

— Lee Seok Cheol

They also received several threats that they would be killed if they went home and told their parents.

Seokcheol revealed that “Producer A” would lock himself and his brother Lee Seunghyun in the 5th floor studio at their company and physically assault them, striking them multiple times on their buttocks and head. Fellow member, Lee Eunsung, was also beat with a stick and lost a lot of blood.

Producer A has now been named as Yoon Young Il, and it has been reported that another company CEO Lee Jung Hyun is also guilty of being aware of the situation and yet by-standing.

He accused CEO Kim Chang Hwan of witnessing and abetting the violence, simply telling the producer to “go easy” on them. This is the point where Seokcheol could not hold back his tears, as he remembered being forced to appear on TV without even healing the wounds they received.

His younger brother Seunghyun is receiving psychological treatment for the trauma caused by constant threats and physical abuse. Seokcheol told the reporters that the CEO even forced his younger brother to try an e-cigarette, even though his brother was a middle school student at the time.

Seokcheol was also the member who had guitar strings tied around his neck, which were tightened whenever he didn’t follow instructions or made a mistake while playing — the abuses caused bruises and scars on his neck. He was afraid to confess the truth due to the death threats they received but the wounds were eventually discovered when his father visited.


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The East Light Kpop Band Members Are Continuous Physically And Verbal Abused

Re-Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Friday October 19, 2018 @5:28 pm PST

he EastLight members have reportedly received treatment for the physical and psychological pain they have experienced.

Media Line Entertainment CEO & famous songwriter Kim Chang Hwan is under suspicion of verbally abusing company artists, The East Light. Company producer, known as Producer A, is under suspicion of physically assaulting the members as well.

The East Light members — Seokcheol, Eunsung, Seunghyun, Junwook, Sagang, and Woojin — were born from 2000 to 2003 and thus are still minors under Korean law. Since before their debut in 2015, the boys were reportedly subjected to continuous assault and verbal abuse.

Producer A was said to have physically assaulted them with items like a baseball bat and metal microphone and was also accused of verbally abusing the members as well.

One member had guitar strings tied around their neck, and whenever they made mistakes while playing, the strings would be tightened. They were also threatened to be killed during the verbal abuse as well.

After years of physical abuse, some of the members had head injuries so severe that they bled and also bloomed bruises on their buttocks too.

CEO Kim Chang Hwan was aware of the physical abuse and is guilty of being a bystander and neglect. Furthermore, the CEO was in the habit of swearing at and threatening the young boys as well.

The East Light members have reportedly received treatment for the physical and psychological pain they have experienced. Some of the members are reached out to an attorney and are preparing to take legal action.



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