Talent Agency Boss Questioned on Pimping Charges

      June 27, 2019 11:49

      Former YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk leaves a police station in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

      Former YG Entertainment chief Yang Hyun-suk was questioned by police on pimping charges on Wednesday.

      Yang, who rose to fame with boy band Seo Tai-ji & Boys in the 1990s and nurtured the agency into one of the top three in Korea, is suspected of offering prostitutes to foreign investors.

      MBC's investigative program "Straight" reported last month that Yang rented a posh restaurant in July of 2014 and threw a lavish party for two Southeast Asian tycoons. He allegedly invited prostitutes to the dinner who offered their services to the tycoons.

      A police spokesman said Yang was summoned as a witness. Earlier, police questioned a dozen women who were present at the dinner party. They also questioned pop star Psy, who was also present.

      Yang quit as head of YG Entertainment earlier this month after a series of sex and drug scandals involving top artists in his stable.

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