YG has recently been suspected of influencing testimony in the drug case relating to former iKON member B.I, but denied that report in a statement. However, now the person whose testimony was allegedly changed under pressure has submitted evidence of a cover up to the Anti-Corruption And Civil Rights Commission (ACCRC).
A news article from Newsis on June 13 states that “A” anonymously submitted a document to the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission about YG Entertainment covering up the case using their ties with the police on June 4. The document was submitted through lawyer Bang Jung Hyun, who previously also sent the KakaoTalk conversation data between Jung Joon Young, Seungri, and others to the Commission on behalf of a whistleblower. The document reportedly contains information about B.I and illegal drugs, YG’s intervention with the police investigation on “A” in 2016, suspicions of ties between the police and YG, and other information on additional situations that have not been revealed yet. A source familiar with the case stated, “As far as I know, ‘A’ decided to submit the document despite the danger of being punished [for drug use] after seeing that the suspicions of Burning Sun’s ties with the police were not clearly resolved.” The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission will reportedly review the report through a task force team, and if they find the data credible, they will transfer the case to the police or prosecution. Traditionally, reporting to the Commission allows the whistleblower to remain anonymous and request protection.
The ACCRC was famously recently utilized for the Burning Sun scandal and the same lawyer Bang Jung Hyun was provided the information in that scandal as well.
The previous issue police said they had with investigating YG and B.I was that ‘A’ had denied providing any drugs to B.I. However, now that has obviously changed.