BIGBANG idol Seungri apologizes over prostitution scandal

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Lee Seung-hyun, better known by his stage name Seungri of K-pop mega-group BIG BANG, arrived at a police station in Seoul on March 14 and apologized publicly over drug dealing and prostitution allegations.

According to media reports, the K-pop star is accused of violence, drug use, and sexual bribery at his night club, the “Burning Sun.”

K-pop star Jung Joon-young was also involved in the scandal, according to police investigations. He is accused of filming sex scenes without his partner’s consent and sharing them online.

Seungri arrived at 1 a.m. (Taipei time) at the police station, before he apologized, and bowed deeply to the public. When asked if he admits being involved in the sex scandal, however, the K-pop star closed his eyes and expressed his impatience.

“I won’t make any comments and I will contribute to the investigation,” he said. Following his remarks, Seungri left the police station and refused to answer any further questions. The entire scene lasted less than one minute.