On March 7, a former 2AM member, Lee Chang-min, denied his involvement in the #MeToo movement. Lee Changmin’s agency, The B Sky Entertainment, released the official statement on their Instagram clarifying his name in the scandal.
On March 5, another netizen came forward to report sexual harassment by a celebrity. She made allegations against a ballad singer, claiming they were in a relationship while he was a trainee. She accused him of secretly taking videos of her while they were dating. When he got caught, he made up excuses but did not actually delete the videos. Afterwards, he repeatedly asked for “body cams” and when she refused, he threatened to release the videos. As her request, the media did not reveal the singer’s name.
When the news broke out without an actual name, speculations about Lee Chang-min as the alleged offender rose on the surface. However, the speculations soon cleared off when his agency released a statement responding to the rumor.
안녕하세요. 더비스카이 입니다. 현재 사회적으로 많은 공감대를 형성하고 있는 사안과 관련하여 피해자분들께서 받으셨을 상처와 고통을 다 헤아릴 수는 없지만 최대한 빨리 웃음을 찾으실 수 있기를 응원하는 바이며 더이상의 피해자가 발생하지 않기를 진심으로 바라는 바입니다. 하지만 잘못된 군중심리로 전혀 연관이 없는 피해자가 발생하는 일 또한 다시는 없기를 진심으로 바라는 바입니다. 더비스카이는 당사 아티스트를 보호하기 위해 근거 없는 허위사실 유포에 대해 강력하게 대응 하도록 하겠습니다. 많이 걱정 하셨을 팬 여러분들께 심려를 끼쳐드려 죄송합니다.
On their Instagram account, The B Sky Entertainment said “With the ongoing social movement that is receiving much attention and sympathy from the general public, it is unimaginable the pain and the hardship the victims went and are still going through. We sincerely hope that those involved could soon recover their smiles, and there are no more victims out of this movement. However, we also hope that there will be no more innocent people to get involved due to misinformation and herd mentality. In order to protect our artist, the agency will take legal action against rumors or false accusations.”
Lee Chang-min, who debuted as 2AM in 2008, left BigHit Entertainment in February 1, 2018. He is now promoting himself under The B Sky Entertainment.
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