K pop star Seungri charged with supplying prostitutes, quits popular boy band Big Bang

The singer denied the charges and immediately announced on Monday that he will retire from showbiz in order to protect his boy band Big Bang.
News,K-pop,K-pop star Seungri As per reports, Seungri was arrested after Seoul police raided a nightclub on Sunday in order to gather more evidence against him.
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Korean pop superstar of hugely popular boy band Big Bang Seungri was arrested on Sunday in a sexual bribery case. One of the biggest names in the K-pop, Seungri has been charged with supplying prostitutes. The singer denied the charges and immediately announced on Monday that he will retire from showbiz in order to protect his boy band Big Bang and its backer the talent agency YG Entertainment, reports Variety. As per reports, Seungri was arrested after Seoul police raided a nightclub on Sunday in order to gather more evidence against him. 

The news has sent shock waves through millions of K-Pop fans around the world. Reports also suggest that Seungri used to operate through various nightclubs in Seoul’s Gangnam district and even attempted to introduce escorts to foreigners to encourage them to invest in his business ventures.

“We booked Seungri and changed his status to that of a suspect in order to issue a search and seizure warrant and clear [Seungri] of the suspicions,” a police spokesman said at a press conference.

 

 

News of Seungri being potentially involved in this illegal trade surfaced last month after local media disclosed social media messages that sparked allegations that Seungri attempted to buy illicit sex services for potential foreign investors, reports stated. The police have also arrested a few others in connection to the case. The controversy affected the boy band largely as it led to  concerts in Osaka, Japan and Jakarta being cancelled. Some Korean media have reported that the singer’s passport has been confiscated by police. 

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