Police Drop Pimping Charges Against Showbiz Impresario

  • By Cho Yoo-mi

    September 23, 2019 11:10

    Yang Hyun-suk

    Police said Friday that they have found no evidence of wrongdoing in a probe of pimping allegations against former YG Entertainment chief Yang Hyun-suk.

    A Jongno police spokesman told reporters, "Based on testimony by those involved as well as financial and communication records, we could not find any evidence to prove charges of pimping and decided not to seek an indictment."

    Yang had been under investigation for providing prostitutes to wealthy foreign clients on three occasions since 2014. Police combed through bank records but found no evidence of money being changing hands as payment for the service.

    A police source said, "Nobody testified that there was any sex involved in dinner meetings Yang had with rich foreign clients, and although there was some testimony that sex was involved during overseas trips, we couldn't prove decisively that it involved pimping."

    Yang, who has quit as chief of the showbiz stable, is still under investigation for illegal gambling overseas.

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