Pledis Releases Official Statement About Sexual Assault Allegations Against Nuests Kang Dong Ho

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Pledis Releases Official Statement About Sexual Assault Allegations Against NUESTs Kang Dong Ho
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Pledis Releases Official Statement About Sexual Assault Allegations Against NUESTs Kang Dong Ho

Following sexual assault accusations against NUEST member Kang Dong Ho, his agency has released a second official statement.

Their official statement is translated below:

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Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.

We would like to reveal our official stance on the false statements involving our agency artist Kang Dong Ho.

First, the words that are spreading online are all false. Since these groundless statements are spreading indiscriminately, we will be taking strong legal action against these false statements without any exceptions. In order to prove Kang Dong Hos innocence regarding the completely groundless statements and to make the individual be held responsible for being the source of the rumors, we will sue and file a complaint regarding violating laws of information protection and more.

Pledis Entertainment issues official statement regarding NU'EST member Baekho's sexual assault accusations
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Pledis Entertainment issues official statement regarding NU'EST member Baekho's sexual assault accusations

Pledis Entertainment has issued an official statement in light of the latest sexual assault accusations surrounding NU'EST member Baekho, also known as Kang Dong Ho from 'Produce 101' season 2. 

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"Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment. 

We are currently taking legal measures against false rumors, the spreading of malicious slander meant to attack one's character, malicious comments, online posts, and the copying and spreading of the following, regarding our label's artists. In addition to the content mentioned above, we will be taking legal actions against any and all illegal content, strictly and withholding nothing.

NUESTs Kang Dong Ho Accused Of Sexual Assault
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NUESTs Kang Dong Ho Accused Of Sexual Assault

On June 22, an internet community user claimed that she was sexually assaulted by NUESTs Kang Dong Ho when they were in middle school.

She wrote, Eight years ago, in the winter of 2009, I was in my first year of middle school and he was in his second year. We were returning home from a private educational institute, and I was sexually assaulted by Kang Dong Ho on the bus.

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She gave a detailed account of what happened, saying, At first, he sat next to me, saying Its cold, and grabbed my hand. I was suspicious, but he was a close acquaintance, so I smiled and said, Im cold too! Then the bus took off and he put his bag on my lap. I thought he was telling me to hold it for him, but he touched my thigh. I was extremely taken aback and confused, but my younger self couldnt say anything because I was scared that the other students in the bus would think Im strange. I was wearing my school uniform, and he touched my breasts over my uniform, and then he touched the inner part of my thigh. I was unable to say anything out of fear, and all I could do was press my legs together. Then Kang Dong Ho put his own leg on mine to force my legs apart. He started touching my thigh again and touched my genitals over the stockings I was wearing. He moved his hand up to my waist and put it inside my stockings to touch my genitals over my underwear, and then he put his hand inside my underwear and touched my genitals. When it was my turn to get off the bus, he waved his hand at me, smiling, and said Bye. I can still remember that moment clearly.

Pledis Entertainment releases second statement regarding NU'EST Baekho's sexual assault accusation case
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Pledis Entertainment releases second statement regarding NU'EST Baekho's sexual assault accusation case

Pledis Entertainment has released a second statement, further detailing the label's stance in regard to one online user's sexual assault accusation toward NU'EST member and 'Produce 101' season 2 trainee Baekho (Kang Dong Ho).

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The statement is as follows:

"Hello, this is Pledis Entertainment. We would like to announce an official position regrading the false statements relating to our label's artist Kang Dong Ho.

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CEO Who Blackmailed Big Hit Entertainment Sentenced To Prison, Big Hit Releases Official Statement

September 6, the Seoul Central District Court revealed that the CEO of a contracting firm was sentenced to one year in prison for blackmailing Big Hit Entertainment, threatening to reveal information to the public about alleged illegal marketing by the agency.

According to sources, Big Hit Entertainment hired the aforementioned company for a marketing project. When the company started to struggle financially, the CEO anonymously threatened Big Hit, asking for money in exchange for keeping quiet about certain marketing documents.