[Reporter Jeongeun Sung on Daily Economy Star Today]
The girl group April said they all suffered from the controversy over the bullying of Hyun-ju. On the 28th, a netizen who identified himself as a younger brother claimed that Hyun-ju of April was bullied during her activities, and on the 1st, additional revelations by her friend sparked controversy.
In response, DSP Media, the agency, will give details on Lee Hyun-ju’s selection and withdrawal of April. Lee Hyun-ju joined the company as an actor and a trainee. “At the time of April’s formation, however, Lee Hyun-ju wanted to be an actor, but after the persuasion process, she joined the team with an agreement between herself and her family.”
“Lee Hyun-ju has been struggling since her debut, not being able to participate in team activities faithfully due to her physical and mental problems.” At that time, not only Lee Hyun-ju but also other members have suffered tangible and intangible damage due to the conflicts caused by this. “Everyone has been complaining of pain through hard times, and based on the circumstances and circumstances at the time, it was clear that no one could be divided into perpetrators or victims.”
“In the end, Lee Hyun-ju expressed her intention to leave the team during Tinker Bell activities.” The company dissuaded him, but his will was stubborn and decided to leave April. In the process, we feel responsible for Lee Hyun-joo and April’s members having a hard time.”
The agency said, “Since then, we have provided full support for the acting activities that Lee Hyun-ju wanted.” In addition, he wanted to be an idol afterwards, so he also actively supported her. “It is clear that the company also provided all possible support for the activities in the field that Lee Hyun-joo wanted after leaving the team.”
Lastly, the agency added “Unconfirmed facts and speculations could cause more damage to both our artists, Lee Hyun-ju and April members.” “We sincerely appeal to the public to refrain from expanding and reproducing unconfirmed facts and rumors.”
Earlier on the 28th, A, who claimed to be Lee Hyun-ju’s younger brother, said, “I always wanted to tell you the truth a few years ago, but I have endured it because of my sister’s future,” and added, “My sister left April because she wanted to act, but it’s not true. My sister has been bullied and bullied in the group, and the incident has caused panic disorder and difficulty breathing. “In the end, my sister tried to make an extreme choice.”
On the 1st, B, who identified herself as a friend of Lee Hyun-ju, posted a message on the online community titled “The entire April member is the perpetrator.” In the article, B insisted on bullying, saying, “At that time, all April members bullied Hyun-ju and there was no bystander.”
“It’s hard to imagine how hard it must have been without anyone to lean on living together 24 hours a day at a lodging house because the company couldn’t even use a personal phone at that time,” B said after listing the bullying of the members. “The suicide attempt was so depressing that people around Hyun-ju knew it at that time. The perpetrators had no sign of apology or remorse until the end, but they eventually withdrew, and they had to write false letters saying they were doing it for actor activities.” She added, “We wait for the perpetrators’ reflection and sincere apology, and we support Hyun-ju to overcome the trauma and continue to actively engage in various activities.”
<Next is DSP Media’s official Statement>
Hello, we’re DSP Media.
We would like to make an official statement regarding the recent controversy between Lee Hyun-ju and April members.
We would like to elaborate on the selection and withdrawal of Lee Hyun-ju from April. Lee Hyun-ju joined our company as an actress and a trainee. However, at the time of April’s formation, Lee Hyun-ju wanted to be an actor, but after the persuasion process, she joined the team with an agreement between herself and her family.
However, since her debut was confirmed, Lee Hyun-ju has been struggling with her physical and mental problems, not being able to participate in the team activities faithfully. At that time, not only Lee Hyun-ju but also other members suffered tangible and intangible damage due to the conflicts caused by this. Everyone has been complaining of pain through hard times, and based on the circumstances and circumstances at the time, it was clear that no one could be divided into perpetrators or victims.
In the end, Lee Hyun-ju expressed her intention to leave the team during her “Tinker Bell” activities. Our company dissuaded us, but we decided to leave April because we were adamant about our will. In the process, we feel responsible for the hard time that Miss Lee Hyun-ju and April members had.
Since then, we have provided full support for the acting activities that Lee Hyun-ju wanted. In addition, I wanted to be an idol afterwards, so I also actively supported it. It is clear that after leaving the team, Lee Hyun-ju also provided all possible support for her activities in the field she wanted.
Unidentified facts and speculations can cause more damage to both our artists, Lee Hyun-ju and April members. I sincerely appeal to you to refrain from expanding and reproducing unconfirmed facts and rumors.
We apologize again for the delay in my official position. Thank you.
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