Regarding B.I drugs purchase charges, B.I, through IOK Company, released an official statement.
IOK Company Official Statement Regarding B.I Drugs Charges
He decided to make an official statement after a recent announcement that B.I is going to face a trial for violating drug laws.
Hello. This is IOK Company. We will be conveying our statement regarding our company’s artist, B.I’s indictment.
The indictment is regarding charges of drug purchase that have been going on since 2019. In 2020, B.I had followed legal proceedings and concluded high-level investigations regarding a total of 9 charges and also underwent a drug test, and we had been continuously waiting for the results of the final verdict.
After the incident, B.I, together with our company, has been continuously considering his future direction. The company, as well as our artist, has acknowledged his past wrongdoings, and although he cannot undo what has happened in the past, as he still has a life ahead of him, we have been thinking about a future direction, in order for him to become a more upright person of society, as well as of help to the world.
Rather than simply a comeback or as an action to show reflection, we had hoped that this would become a movement towards becoming a help towards society, through the influence that our artist currently possesses. It was with that intent that we released the charity album, Midnight Blue, and we personally were able to feel that music has a greater impact and help towards society than we thought. It is with similar thoughts of wanting to musically show what we have prepared up to now, that we came to a point recently of a new album.
We apologize for the current situation we have shown, as our artist releases his new album amidst the uncomfortable issue. In addition, we are really sorry for having worried the fans who have been supporting and cheering (our artist) on, through our actions that could be seen as a little rushed.
Currently, our artist is awaiting the final verdict regarding the charges. Regarding that verdict, the company will always be together with our artist, such that he is able to reflect on the past and not repeat his mistakes, having a sincere attitude towards past matters and live a life as a mature and upright member of society.
B.I Drug Scandal
B.I drug scandal started in 2016 when he was charged with the purchase of marijuana and LSD drugs from Han Seo Hee.
Based on Gyeonggi Southern Provincial Police Agency in September 2019, “B.I admitted to some of his (drug) charges in his investigation.”
Yang Hyun Suk bribes the witness
On June 7, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office announced that the ex-CEO and YG Entertainment founder, Yang Hyun Suk, was indicted for covering up B.I drug scandal.
Basically: you can be investigated with only little to no clues pointing towards you. If you are charged, it means that they have reason to believe you are guilty and are officially accusing you. However that does not determine whether or not hes actually guilty or innocent— Why your idol has messed up searches (@wtfhappenedkpop) June 8, 2021
B.I will face a trial
Although B.I was tested negative in 2020, the investigation continued. Moreover, based on B.I drug confirmation statement and recent news about Yang Hyun Suk, B.I drugs purchase charges were not dropped. As a result, B.I is set to face his first trial on July 9, 2021.
Let’s hope that B.I drug scandal issue won’t have a negative effect on his comeback album Waterfall, as he has worked hard for it.
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