BIGBANG’s Seungri finally released his own statement regarding the false accusations of his involvement regarding the Burning Sun Club incident. His name was dragged by a former employee and was labeled as one of the owners of the club and bribed the police regarding the said incident, only to reveal that he does not own it.
He uploaded on Instagram his full statement:
“Hello, this is Seungri.
First of all, I sincerely apologize to all who have been upset or worried about the recent events & controversies involving me. The incident has caused an unbearable nightmare for the last couple of days & has left a great deal of confusion on what to say.
In fact, at a time when things that are unclear about the relationship are snowballing, I am sorry for the delay in official explanation & apology due to many concerns that premature explanation can cause more misunderstandings.
I was not on the scene at the beginning of the arguments & I first learned about this case when I worked a few days later, and there was a double-sided assault between the customer and the staff, and the police were investigating it. Due to the nature of the workplace, there are a lot of disputes & conflicts, so I hope that this time around will be resolved peacefully without any major problems.
Later, I first saw a video of what was happening via the media, and I was very shocked. In any case, violence cannot be justified & I’m sincerely apologizing for the victim who was hurt by this. I hope that the (physical & emotional) wounds will heal as soon as possible. The first time I got involved in the club was coz I wanted to do DJ work where I could use my time outside of my solo activities to play music anytime.
As I had a good opportunity, I became an in-house director of the club. As I am an entertainer, I played the role of promoting the club to the public. The mgmt and operation of the club wasn’t my role & since I wasn’t involved from the beginning, I apologize for not having been able to show responsibility from the beginning. The issue sparked by the assault has now led to media reports on drugs. As I have never seen or heard of this in person, I hope that we can actively cooperate with the investigation to find out the truth and punish those who are guilty. I, who was a company director at the time, will take full responsibility if I have to take responsibility.
Through this experience, I have felt great remorse & realized once again the responsibilities and attitude expected from celebrities (or well-known people). I sincerely apologize to all of you who have worried about this, and I’ll try to show you a more mature and thoughtful side.
SEUNGRI Lee Seunghyun
We hope that the VIPs are comforting him on this hard time, and netizens should be aware to fact check any news circulating online.