B.I’s father admits paying YG Entertainment to help hire a lawyer for informant ‘A’, who gave B.I’s name to the police for illegal drug dealings

Through a court listening to which took area on the afternoon of June 28 KST, the father of musician B.I (Kim Han Bin) appeared as a witness in YG Amusement producer Yang Hyun Suk’s ongoing appeal trial for the threatening of informant ‘A‘. 

Yang Hyun Suk was beforehand accused by informant ‘A’ of threatening her to consider again her statement to the police, soon after she gave B.I’s title as a purchaser of unlawful medicine in 2016. B.I’s unlawful drug investigation was productively protected up at the time, but 3 decades afterwards, police released a re-investigation into the circumstance. As a final result, in September of previous year, B.I was located guilty of abusing the illegal drug marijuana 3 periods and getting the illegal drug LSD. He was sentenced to 3 yrs in jail, deferred by a probationary time period of 4 yrs.

The preliminary court found that there was insufficient proof to conclude that Yang Hyun Suk instantly threatened informant ‘A’. The prosecution appealed the court’s initial determination, and the attraction demo is currently ongoing. At a listening to which took spot on June 28, the father of B.I appeared as a witness and disclosed new specifics in the scenario, confirming that he paid YG Amusement 2 million KRW (~ $1,500 USD) in dollars, which was to be utilized for the choosing of a law firm for informant ‘A’. 

According to the court on this day, B.I and his father visited Japan in August of 2016 quite a few days before iKON‘s scheduled efficiency in the nation. Nonetheless, B.I and his father returned to Korea 3 times right before the functionality owing to a phone from YG Amusement, declaring that there was an “situation”. This was all-around the time that ‘A’ gave B.I’s identify to the law enforcement.

After returning to Korea, B.I’s father was informed by an worker of YGE, “Yang Hyun Suk will fulfill ‘A’ and place points right, so never get worried.” B.I’s father verified that he recalled becoming advised this. He also testified that he did not attempt to check with B.I personally if he experienced employed unlawful medication or not, as B.I was not in very good wellbeing at the time. 

B.I’s father further testified that he required to fork out for informant ‘A’s attorney, simply because “I considered that ‘A’ had lied, and YG need to deliver her with a attorney to make matters ideal. But YG stated that this was not possible, and so I proposed that I pay back for the law firm, and gave them the fees. YG also assumed that for me to immediately pay back for ‘A’s lawyer would be suspicious, so they acted as a middle guy.”

An extra listening to is scheduled to get area on August 25.