Drug controversy: K-Pop stars BTS, (G)I-DLE’s Jeon So-yeon, and Kim Chae-won fight back against baseless such rumors with legal action
- By: Nat.O
- 1 month ago
BTS, (G)I-DLE‘s Jeon So-yeon, and LE SSERAFIM Kim Chae-won strongly deny unsubstantiated drug rumors and hint at legal action
BTS, (G)I-DLE’s Jeon So-yeon, and LE SSERAFIM’s Kim Chae-won, along with other artists, have strongly denied unfounded drug rumors and indicated their intent to take legal action.
This comes in the wake of actor Lee Sun-kyun and former BIGBANG member G-Dragon’s drug-related allegations, where innocent celebrities have become victims of baseless rumors.
Big Hit Music, the agency representing BTS, issued a statement on the 26th through various media outlets, declaring that “BTS has no connection to the circulating rumors, and they are entirely baseless” and that they plan to “strongly respond to the indiscriminate spread of these rumors.”
Earlier that day, there were online posts alleging that some members of BTS were regulars at an entertainment establishment in Gangnam where Lee Sun-kyun frequented.
The agencies of (G)I-DLE’s Jeon So-yeon and LE SSERAFIM’s Kim Chae-won, CUBE Entertainment and Source Music respectively, have also strongly denied the rumors, emphasizing that they are false.
Both sides declared their intention to take strong legal action against those spreading false information. Singer and composer Park Sun-joo, along with his agency, likewise denied the rumors, stating that they are entirely unsubstantiated.
In a separate incident, the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency’s Drug Crime Investigation Unit recently booked Lee Sun-kyun on charges of violating the law on drug management, specifically related to marijuana. In an unrelated case, G-Dragon was also booked on charges of violating drug management laws.
The police have indicated their intention to consider travel bans for both individuals. They clarified that no other celebrities are currently under investigation and cannot disclose specific details of the ongoing investigations.