[Reporter Kim So-yeon of Daily Economy Star Today]

While Lee Ga-eun was revealed as a victim of Mnet’s ‘Produce’ ranking manipulation, former Afterschool member Jung-a was angry.

On the 18th, JungA shared a photo of a related article on her Instagram story and said, “I thought this would happen..” In the photo shared by Jung-ah, Lee Ga-eun was the debut ranking in the Mnet audition program ‘Produce 48’, but an article about the loss and damage caused by ranking manipulation.

Jung-a has been with the group for three years after Lee Ga-eun joined After School in 2012. Jung-a said, “Ga-eun really suffered when she was eliminated in the last episode of ‘Produce 48’ in 2018. Clearly a better opportunity for you. I think it will come. Still, I am upset and my heart hurts.”

Meanwhile, a list of 12 victims of ranking manipulation, including Lee Ga-eun, Han Cho-won, Kang Dong-ho, Lee Jin-hyuk, Goo Jeong-mo, Kim Dong-hyeon, etc., were disclosed at the appeal hearing on the charges of fraud by PD Ahn Joon-young and CP Kim Yong-beom during the 1st-4 season of ‘Produce’ held at the Seoul High Court. Lee Ga-eun’s final ranking before manipulation was 5th, where she could debut, but she was deprived of her debut opportunity due to manipulation.

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