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.