DSP Media Under Fire, Netizens Demand Lee Hyunjoo’s Contract Termination After Bullying Scandal
Lee Hyunjoo's younger brother revealed that she was bullied by bandmates made headlines. Recently, the former April member shares personal statements on her official Instagram page.
In the statements, Lee Hyunjoo mentioned that DSP Media has halted her activities in the meantime but is still not terminating her contract for no official reason prior to bullying accusations.
After Lee Hyunjoo addressed the bullying accusations, her agency, DSP Media, dropped their official statement, denying all the allegations presented in the post.
Current April members, Chaewon and Yena also denied the bullying accusations towards Lee Hyunjoo.
The agency statement insisted that the bullying accusations by Lee Hyunjoo are all false and that her post was one-sided. The company's response was as follows:
"Hello, this is DSP Media. Here is the agency's official statement regarding the social media post shared by miss Lee Hyunjoo today.
The content of the post in question is one-sided and distorted, completely different from the truth. It has been five years since Lee Hyunjoo left APRIL. Yet she and her acquaintances continue to behave irresponsibly toward the members. Hence, the agency and the group, who have stayed by her side through the years, now face an unbearable amount of distress and damages.
Of course the accused members looked forward to having the truth be told and their names cleared. However, considering how opinions can be personal and such personal opinions cannot help resolve the issue at hand, we agreed on seeking legal help and getting the truth out via a thorough and objective investigation of the situation.
So the truth will be revealed by law. The members who have been accused will have their names cleared through this legal process. Again, we apologize for having caused you concern."
Fans are now outraged that DSP Media seems to be taking sides rather than being fair.
Beyond this, APRIL members Chaewon and Yena also dropped statements with regards to the Hyunjoo bullying accusations.
To read about an ex-employee of DSP Media calling out Hyunjoo for the 'false' bullying accusations, click here.