Choi Jonghoon Leaves FTISLAND Amid Allegations of Police Corruption & Favoritism

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FNC Entertainment introduced at the moment (March 14) that FTISLAND’s guitarist Choi Jonghoon will go away the band amid allegations of his benefiting from police corruption and favoritism.

Choi is the newest South Korean star concerned in associated investigations surrounding a collection of chat conversations that started to be made public on the finish of final month, revealing a wide selection of illicit actions amongst a number of Korean entertainers.

Earlier this week former BIGBANG member Seungri and singer Jung Joonyoung got here below investigation over intercourse crime allegations, and on Wednesday (March 13) Choi was revealed to have probably benefited from police favoritism. On Thursday, FNC launched a statement to Korean media asserting his departure from the band and cling to a authorized investigation.

According to the Korea Herald, a chat dialog disclosed Wednesday (March 13) confirmed a collection of exchanges that alleged a high-ranking police official had rid Choi of proof of a 2016 drunk driving accident, stopping media protection. Shortly after it turned a subject of curiosity, South Korea’s National Police Agency Commissioner General Min Gap-ryong introduced an inner investigation into the claims.

The chatroom conversations started circulating on the finish of final month following weeks of investigation by native Korean media shops and authorized forces into claims of criminality and violence happening on the Gangnam-area membership Burning Sun, at which Seungri had a place as public relations director. This week has seen Seungri, Jung, and Yong Junhyung, previously of HIGHLIGHT, go away their careers and undergo police investigations in relation to the allegations, as revealed by the chats, of sexual bribery, and illegally filming and sharing content material in sexual conditions with girls with out their information.