A month ago, charges of gang-related violence were brought against Seungri and Yoo In Suk, and recently in court the prosecutors provided CCTV evidence of the alleged assault, noting that both Jung Joon Young and Choi Jong Hun were witnesses.
The prosecution submitted CCTV evidence that showed the incident in question. According to the video, the Seungri is seen conversing with the alleged victim in a private room at a club. Shortly after, the footage showed a group of men joining Seungri in the room after an altercation broke out. The group of individuals were members of Seungri’s controversial KakaoTalk chatroom. Singer Jung Joon Young and former F.T. Island member Choi Jonghun were amongst the individuals. A few moments after the two arrived, former Yuri Holdings and Burning Sun CEO, Yoo In Suk also arrived to the scene. It was not too long after Yoo In Suk’s arrival, that 4 unknown individuals appeared at the club. These 4 individuals are suspected of being gang affiliated members. Moments later, the CCTV video showed evidence of the victim being threatened by the supposed gang members in an alleyway outside. The police arrived at the club just minutes later, but the gang members were nowhere to be seen.
Due to the prominence of the alleged victim, Seungri communicated what happened with YG.
Previously, it was reported that the alleged victim was an employee of one of South Korea’s biggest entertainment agencies, JYP Entertainment. Due to this, Seungri reached out to his former agency CEO, Yang Hyun Suk. Seungri is said to have sent a message in a group KakaoTalk chatroom including the YG Entertainment founder, as well as the head of JYP Entertainment after this incident broke out.
Seungri’s side, of course, continued to deny it.
Seungri denied the allegations of special assault in court and his lawyer disagreed with statements provided by the gangster involved in the assault (Jung Beom) and other witnesses to the incident.
Look, we all know at this point that it’s hilariously delusional that anybody could argue that all this shit was going on around Seungri with the people he was closest with and he just be blissfully unaware of it all. We get that.
But as one scholar once pointed out, it’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.
What unfolded is damning in the sense of logical deduction, but it’s one of those things that his lawyers will once again argue that was essentially out of his control or that he had no knowledge of. Unless one of his “troops” snitches on him, it’s gonna be hard to turn this specific revelation into anything. That said, I’m still grateful for all this coming out, because it continues to pile up evidence for the public who aren’t beholden to the same restrictions as the state imprisoning a citizen.