Media Line Entertainment has released an official statement following reports of abuse inflicted on the members of The East Light.On October 18, it was reported by news outlet Xportsnews that the members of The East Light had been verbally abused by the agency’s CEO Kim Chang Hwan and physically abused by producer “A” since 2015. At the time, Media Line Entertainment had been reached for comment and stated that they were looking into the matter.
Now, they have released an official statement regarding the issue and the actions that have been taken since. Their statement reads as follows, “Hello. This is The East Light’s agency Media Line Entertainment. First, we want to apologize for the regretful situation that has occurred.
“It was approximately one year and four months ago that we first became aware of The East Light’s executive producer’s acts of physical abuse towards the group during their training and lessons. Afterwards, we spoke with the members’ parents to resolve the situation, and we promised that such acts would never occur again.
“There have been no such incidents since then, and The East Light has been actively promoting. However, the emotional rift between some of the members and the producer has deepened, which we believe has led to the current situation. The producer in question has taken full responsibility for his wrongful actions and has handed in his resignation, which we have accepted.
“Regarding the reports made earlier today of CEO Kim Chang Hwan, he has affectionately watched over the members from when they were very young trainees for the past four years, and though he has disciplined them at times like a parent would, he has never instigated or abetted any acts of violence. However, he feels pain at the knowledge that he was not as attentive as he should have been towards the members.
“We will work hard to find the best solution for the affected members and for The East Light’s future activities. Once again, we express our deepest apologies.”
Source : Soompi