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BTS' Agency Responds To The Final Sentencing Involving Blackmail & More
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BTS' Agency Responds To The Final Sentencing Involving Blackmail & More

BTS and their agency have been involved in a recent blackmailing case where CEO Lee of a contracting and marketing firm was sentenced after being charged with blackmailing Big Hit Entertainment.

On September 6th CEO Lee was sentenced to one year in prison by the Seoul Central District Court after threatening to reveal Big Hit Entertainment's alleged illegal marketing practices. CEO Lee had sent the following threat to Big Hit Entertainment and its artists.

"I've hacked and obtained documents regarding the illegal marketing you've done for your artists. If you don't send 330 million Won (~$291,000 USD), I'll release the documents to media and distribute it through messaging."Big Hit Entertainment responded to the threat by not paying any of the money they demanded. During the case, Big Hit Entertainment made this official statement in regards to Lee and his attempt at blackmail.

Big Hit Entertainment releases official statement on blackmail involving agency and artists
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Big Hit Entertainment releases official statement on blackmail involving agency and artists

Big Hit Entertainmentmade an official statement concerning blackmail made against both the agency and its artists.

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On September 6, it was revealed CEO Lee of a marketing and contracting firm was sentenced to one year in prison by the Seoul Central District Court. The CEO was charged with blackmailing Big Hit Entertainment by threatening to reveal information about the agency's alleged illegal marketing practices and its artists.

Former Idol Group Member Arrested For Smuggling Drugs, His Former Agency Responds
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Former Idol Group Member Arrested For Smuggling Drugs, His Former Agency Responds

Former Underdog member Steelo (real name: Lee Dong Hae) has been arrested for smuggling drugs.

On April 26, a source from Underdogs former agency 2able Company stated, Underdogs contract as well as Steelos contract have been canceled.

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The former members of Underdog have already dispersed, so we do not know what is happening at the moment, the source continued.

Meanwhile, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency investigated suspects who hid drugs in international mail or travel bags to sell them to entertainment businesses and employees in the Gangnam area. They were able to arrest 19 out of 101 suspects on April 26.

Former Idol Group Underdog Member Steelo Accused of Smuggling Drugs, His Former Agency Responds
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Former Idol Group Underdog Member Steelo Accused of Smuggling Drugs, His Former Agency Responds

This former idol group member was arrested for facilitating the smuggling of drugs into Korea.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency had been investigating a large drug smuggling ring where suspects were hiding drugs in international mail or travel packets and having them sent to Korea, specifically Gangnam. UnderdogSteelo was one of 19 suspects out of a total of 101 who were arrested on April 26.

Steelo reportedly confirmed the allegations, saying that he was asked to participate in the drug smuggling and willing agreed to do so.

LABOUMs Agency Responds To Accusations Of Album Sales Manipulation
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LABOUMs Agency Responds To Accusations Of Album Sales Manipulation

On May 2, LABOUMs agency Global H Media released an official statement on accusations of album sales manipulation.

In the press release, the agency stated that the album sales of LABOUMs second mini album Miss This Kiss were not manipulated, and they are discussing taking legal action against those that spread the rumors.

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They continued on to reveal, In February, LABOUM signed a two-year contract as models of a franchise. The franchise has more than 500 locations in Korea and also has locations in Southeast Asia. The advertiser for the franchise purchased albums fairly through the distributor to use for promotional events at locations in both Korea and foreign countries.