If you haven’t been following along with the sexual abuse scandal at Open World Entertainment, you can catch up here, but the latest is that the police have confirmed that the CEO of the company, Jang Seok Woo, forced male idols to abuse trainees. Additionally, he abused the trainees himself.
On April 15th, Kangnam police confirmed, what was previously reported, that Open World Entertainment‘s CEO had indeed ordered male idol group members to participate in the sexual harassment of six of his trainees.
Police revealed that the CEO could face several charges of gang rape, and that investigations also revealed that he had indeed ordered his male idol groups to participate in the abuse.
Officials of the police stated, “Since the end of 2010, the CEO sexually harrassed six trainees over 10 times. In the process, he had also ordered male idol groups members under his own agency to harrass them as well.”
The police have currently launched additional investigations into the case and are discussing the charges to be made against the male idol group members.
Police continued, “We believe that the CEO had not used violence or threats to force the male idols into committing such acts, but rather his status and power. We will have to continue our investigations on whether there was such compliance at the actual scene.”
As previously reported, police have confiscated CCTV videos and phone conversation recordings and currently have a considerable amount of evidence against the CEO.
So the police basically confirmed that Jang Seok Woo is a fucking dick, but the tidbit that could take the scandal to the next level is the statement by the police about bringing charges against the male idol group members.
Nobody’s sure yet exactly what their involvement was, or whether they actually resisted doing what they were told, but if they get charged, then their names are probably going to be released as well, creating a whole other scandal.