Police to investigate Seungri’s reported link to prostitution + Yuri Holdings issues denial & Park Han Byul distances herself

Following the SBS FunE report that Seungri was involved in providing prostitutes to investors and then YG Entertainment‘s subsequent denial, police revealed they would be investigating the report.

On February 26, a source from the Seoul Police Department stated, “We have launched an investigation into the escort service claims that have been reported on by the media.” The police will look into the matter closely, and will be drafting a list of individuals named in the related text messages. Seungri is now a person of interest in the investigation.

Additionally, Park Han Byul‘s husband was revealed to be the Mr. Yu of Yuri Holdings, and her agency Fly Up Entertainment released a statement that distances themselves from the mess.

A source from Park Han Byul’s agency, Fly Up Entertainment, stated, “It is true that Park Han Byul’s husband worked together with Seungri as business partners, but because he is a non-celebrity and because it is his private life, we are in a situation where we currently do not know all the details of the inside story. Moving forward, please refrain from [releasing] any speculative reports regarding Park Han Byul and her husband.” Following the reports on BIGBANG’s Seungri, the source added, “There are no plans for additional statements. What we have already mentioned before is everything there is.”

Unless it turns out she was somehow involved in this … my god she really can’t catch a break when it comes to relationships, huh? First the mess with Se7en and now this shit.

Meanwhile, Lee Hong Gyu, the executive director of Yuri Holdings issued a statement denying that the texts were real.

Recently, Yuri Holdings has been in the news, since the Burning Sun incident. Firstly, we take responsibility for the issue as one of the companies holding stocks in Burning Sun. However, we feel the need to release our official statement regarding the facts surrounding Yuri Holdings as we can no longer sit back and watch articles written on claims and suspicions. The text messages that have become an issue are all completely false, and we believe someone with malicious intent towards Seungri and our company has fabricated these text messages as a grudge and sent them to reporters. This is fake news that has been published without being confirmed. Not only do we not have any foreign shareholders in our company, but the text messages were released on a newly-created image based on content submitted by a tip rather than actual screenshots of the conversations themselves. We cannot stay silent on the matter anymore and have decided to give our statement. We plan to request an investigation into the individual who fabricated the text messages and submitted them to reporters, and we will take legal action to reveal the truth.

Well that’s certainly a forceful denial if nothing else.

At this point it seems prudent to wait to see what the police conclude since the validity of the texts that surround this is in question.

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