At the beginning of October, SECHS KIES member Kang Sung Hoon released a letter that spanned eight (!!!) pages and denied wrongdoing while apologizing to fans for the mess. Of course, that mess was being accused of fraud with a fansite of his being involved and also breaking into an ex-manager’s home.
The latest is that Kang Sung Hoon and the fansite (Hoony World) are indeed facing a lawsuit on charges of fraud and embezzlement by ~70 SECHS KIES fans.
On November 12, around 70 SECHSKIES fans visited the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office and filed a complaint against Kang Sung Hoon and Hoony World. According to the complaint, Hoony World is accused of embezzling the profits made after a video screening session hosted as an event for SECHSKIES’ 20-year debut anniversary on April 15, 2017. The fan club is accused of falsely recording the profits as if they were donated while actually embezzling the profits. Hoony World revealed the details and receipts seven months after the event was held, but fans remain suspicious of the account balance.
Yeah, as I said before, it’s hard to know what the truth is when things are as messy as this situation is, but man the optics are bad.
It’s never great when you’re somebody convicted of fraud, currently facing charges of fraud for a third time, and now have a large group of people questioning where their money went in two separate instances.
Make that three separate instances, actually.