Former H.O.T. member and current WH Entertainment CEO Jang Woo Hyuk has been named as the first generation idol turned CEO who has been hit with allegations of physical and verbal abuse by both former trainees and former employees. Initially the reports were anonymous, but netizens began to connect the dots and SBS recently made an exclusive report that named Jang as the person being accused.
Surprisingly, the update is that he is suing the two former employees who came forward for libel and obstruction of business. On his fan page, Jang commented, “I thought if I just stayed silent, it would all go away, but it didn’t. I will exhaust every legal option to remain a singer and artist my fans can be proud of.“
The report also says Jang reached out to the trainee whose allegation started all this and they wrote that he met up with his former CEO.
“On June 8, I met up with him after being contacted. The incident happened so long ago, so there were many misunderstandings. We both said what we held in our chests, and both apologized for our wrongdoings. We finished the meeting with good feelings.”
So basically he supposedly resolved the misunderstandings with the initial accuser, but is suing the two individuals who backed up the account of the accuser.
While it’s possible this was all a misunderstanding or something, more likely it seems like the work environment was toxic and this is all some form of damage control being done on his part.