[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
While NU’EST Baekho (real name Kang Dong-ho) was revealed as a victim of voting manipulation for Mnet’s ‘Produce 101 Season 2’, the agency Pledis said, “I’m glad to see the results now.”
On the 18th, an official from Pledis made an official statement on Maeil Business Daily Star Today, saying, “I’m fortunate that it was clearly revealed that the voting was manipulated late. I will watch Mnet’s actions in the future.”
Regarding this controversy, the Mnet side announced that it was ‘in the process of consultation for compensation for damage’, but a Pledis official said, “We have not received any contact regarding compensation from Mnet.”
However, it was clear that the suspicion of voluntary disembarkation raised by some was not true. The official stressed, “The controversy over voluntary disembarkation spreading online is not true.”
On that day, the first criminal division of the Seoul High Court sentenced PD Ahn Joon-young to two years in prison and Kim Yong-beom to one year and eight months in prison at the court of appeals of PD Ahn Joon-young and CP Kim Yong-beom, who were charged with fraud. The trainee’s real name was disclosed.
According to the list of victim trainees released by the court, Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Hye-rim were eliminated due to the first voting manipulation in season 1, Sung Hyun-woo as the first voting manipulation in season 2, Dong-ho Kang as the fourth voting manipulation in season 2, and Lee Ga-eun as the fourth voting manipulation in season 3 Han Cho-won, Lee Jin-woo, Kim Kook-Heon and Lee Jin-hyuk, Goo Jeong-mo, were eliminated due to the manipulation of the first voting in Season 4, and Lee Jin-Woo, and Goo Jeong-mo, Lee Jin-hyuk, and Geum Dong-hyun, were eliminated in the fourth season.
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