Lee Seung Gi agency, Hook Entertainment, released an official statement denying more allegations regarding the actor. So, what about the abuse and gaslighting from Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young to Lee Seung Gi? Does it mean that they admitted to all the unfair treatment accusations? Check out the following complete reports for all the abuse and gaslighting Kwon Jin Young had done to Lee Seung Gi and MORE!
* THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS REPORTS OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS, THREATS, AND DISTURBING LANGUAGE SOME READERS MAY FIND UNCOMFORTABLE. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. *
Dispatch Revealed Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young Constant Abuse & Mistreatments
Following the previous revelation of Lee Seung Gi unfair payment from Hook Entertainment, Dispatch further reported various mistreatments the actor had received from the agency CEO Kwon Jin Young.
Lee Seung Gi had indeed received massive income from his drama and variety show projects. As one of the top-tier Korean actors, Lee Seung Gi’s appearance fee is certainly expensive. There is no issue for this part because Hook Entertainment had properly paid him for his work in these projects.
The problem lies in his song and music projects.
Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young Gaslighted Lee Seung Gi into Believing He’s a Minus Singer
Dispatch revealed that for almost 2 decades of Lee Seung Gi music career in the agency, Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young has constantly gaslighted Lee Seung Gi into believing that he is a minus singer. She even suggested Lee Seung Gi consider his singing as “fan service” because she told him that fans didn’t want to spend money on him.
For the record, a minus singer means he is not making money through his music. So it cannot cover the production cost, resulting in a minus balance.
Lee Seung Gi manager testified on Dispatch that this gaslighting had happened countless of times. And since Lee Seung Gi is happy and content with his fees for dramas and variety shows, he didn’t want to fight back against the agency mindset that he was only a minus singer.
“The CEO would always say to Lee Seung Gi:
‘You are a minus singer. Your fans never spend money but they ask for too much.
Besides, you made a lot of money through other (acting, variety shows) projects, anyway. So, just think of your singing career as fan service.’
She constantly brainwashed him. And when he asked her about accounting, she would scold him. That is why Lee Seung Gi chose not to get cursed out rather than get paid.”Lee Seung Gi manager.
Lee Seung Gi was Under Constant Surveillance and Manipulation by Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young
In addition to the testimony, Lee Seung Gi manager also revealed that Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young had constantly put the actor under surveillance. She forced the manager to continuously send reports regarding Lee Seung Gi’s daily activities, including his personal schedules. However, she was unwilling to spend the company’s money or resources on Lee Seung Gi.
Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young ordered the manager to use Lee Seung Gi personal credit card if he wanted to buy food and snacks during filming. When the manager had to pay for parking fees, Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young demanded they find places where parking is allowed.
And finally, while the manager was not allowed to drive Lee Seung Gi to his destination for his personal activities, Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young would order Lee Seung Gi’s manager to complete her personal errands.
“I Will Kill Lee Seung Gi!”
Not only is the gaslighting and abuse of power bad enough, but CEO Kwon Jin Young of Hook Entertainment agency had threatened to “kill” Lee Seung Gi.
Dispatch revealed in a video post on November 24 that contains Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young voice. An employee had recorded this audio during a meeting after the agency gave Lee Seung Gi their accounting record per the actor’s request.
In the video, CEO Kwon Jin Young of Hook Entertainment agency was furious that she threatened to kill Lee Seung Gi. Even if she had to spend the rest of her life, she swore she would kill him.
The video starts with a voice, suspected as Kwon Jin Young’s, explaining that she could only be calm and logical if she was furious. If she was “only mad”, she would become extremely terrifying with her constant cursing. And it had happened since she was young.
Even when some executives tried to calm her, Kwon Jin Young continued to rant to the point that she went on a tirade and threatened to kill Lee Seung Gi.
CEO Kwon Jin Young of Hook Entertainment Agency Had Abused Lee Seung Gi’s Manager & Retail Employee
Not only she displayed her horrible rant and threaten to kill Lee Seung Gi, reports also revealed that she had verbally abused Lee Seung Gi manager and retail employee.
She then blamed the entire staff, including Lee Seung Gi’s manager and accounting team, to the point that the manager broke down and cried.
In addition to mistreating Lee Seung Gi’s manager, Dispatch also revealed that the abuse and mistreatment occurred not only to the company staff. According to Dispatch CEO Kwon Jin Young had also mistreated a retail company staff when she went shopping.
“When the CEO comes, we always receive an order to be careful and not to ask her questions.
One time, she was shopping, and I was valeting her Ferrari. Then, she suddenly yelled at me. She called me ‘you bastard’ and continued yelling, ‘Get out of the car! You bastard, why are you making noise with the car when I’m walking by? That’s threatening! Tell all the store staff to come out!’.”a former employee of “L” designer brand.
The CEO then continued to rant, almost to make the entire employees get down on their knees. The former employee described the experience as an ‘unimaginable embarrassment’, especially when it happened over and over again.
Still, even when Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young had frequently abused the employees, she got away with it because of the massive amount of money she had spent.
CEO Kwon Jin Young Allegedly Borrowed Money from Lee Seung Gi with Zero Interests
Amidst the severe case of gaslighting and mistreatment by Hook Entertainment agency CEO to Lee Seung Gi, more allegations revealed.
Korean media reported on November 26 that Hook Entertainment CEO had borrowed 4.7 billion KRW (app. 3.5 million USD) to purchase the luxury apartment Hannam The Hill. She borrowed money from Lee Seung Gi for 6 years without interest from 2014 to 2021.
At the time, she bought the apartment for 3.4 billion (app. 2.6 million USD) in cash, and the value of the apartment now exceeds 8 billion KRW.
Lee Seung Gi Official Statement
Eventually for the first time, actor Lee Seung Gi spoke up through his legal representative about his case with Hook Entertainment agency.
According to the statement, the moment CEO Kwon Jin Young started using abusive language and threats, all the trusts have gone. It was no longer a matter of music royalties, so Lee Seung Gi hired a legal representative to formally clarify all the accounting records of his work.
Hook Entertainment Apologizes for CEO Kwon Jin Young Behavior but Denied the Payment Accusation
Responding to statements from Lee Seung Gi, his Hook Entertainment agency also released an official statement the day after.
Although Hook Entertainment clearly apologized for the mistreatment from CEO Kwon Jin Young, the agency denied the unfair payment accusations.
Along with the denials of Lee Seung Gi’s unfair payment, Hook Entertainment and CEO Kwon Jin Young also refuted the report of borrowing money from Lee Seung Gi.
“The Hannam the Hill apartment is Kwon Jin Young’s personal matter and has nothing to do with Hook Entertainment.”Hook Entertainment.
“The apartment purchase has nothing to do with Lee Seung Gi.”Kwon Jin Young.
So, what do you think about all the gaslighting and abuse from Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young? Does it remind you of what happened to OMEGA X as well? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and stay with Kpoppost Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram channel for more updates.
Meanwhile, here’s the full Dispatch report.
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