|Born||December 12, 1990|
|Hometown||Gwangju, South Korea|
|Net worth||$25 million|
Ex-BIGBANG star Seungri set for release after serving 1.5 years in prison
- Ex-BIGBANG member Seungri will be completing his prison sentence this week, effectively making the former K-pop idol a free man after serving over a year in prison for running a prostitution ring. Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, 32, will end his one-year-and-six-months prison sentence on Saturday, Feb. 11. “Please don't return to YouTube I don't want to see you at all,” one person commented.
K-pop Star Seungri Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Prostitution Case
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Former K-pop star Seungri sentenced to 3 years in prison on prostitution and gambling charges
Former K-pop star Seungri, who was a part of the group Big Bang, was a focus of one of South Korea's biggest entertainment scandals.Thanks for your feedback!
Former K-pop singer jailed for three years over prostitution, fraud scandal
Former South Korean K-pop star known as Seungri was sentenced to three years in prison and fined nearly $1 million on Thursday after a court convicted him of crimes including procuring prostitutes for potential investors, local media reported. The trial of Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, is part of a far-reaching scandal involving a network of pop stars, businessmen and cops alleged to have colluded and enabled tax evasion, bribery, and prostitution at some of the glitziest clubs inThanks for your feedback!
- WorldAssociated Press
K-pop star sentenced to 3 years in prostitution case
A South Korean military court sentenced disgraced K-pop star Seungri to three years in prison on Thursday for crimes including providing prostitutes to foreign businessmen. The Defense Ministry said the former member of the boy band Big Bang was also fined 1.15 billion won ($989,000). Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was indicted in January 2020 on multiple charges, including arranging illegal sexual services for business investors from Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong from 2015 to 2016.Thanks for your feedback!
- PoliticsAssociated Press
Indicted K-pop star Seungri may face military court
A K-pop star charged with violating South Korea’s anti-prostitution law may have to join the country’s army and face trial in a military court. Last week, prosecutors indicted former Big Bang member Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, on charges of violating laws on prostitution, illegal gambling and foreign currency trading. The state-run Military Manpower Administration said Tuesday it sent Seungri documents asking him to report for 21 months of mandatory military service, a requiremThanks for your feedback!
Massively popular K-pop artist Seungri has been indicted on charges of prostitution and gambling
The investigation against Seungri, which began in March, led him to resign from the entertainment industry.Thanks for your feedback!
Factbox: South Korea's K-pop industry hit by tragedies, scandal in 2019
March: Lee Seung-hyun, a member of K-pop band Big Bang who goes by the stage name Seungri, was charged with providing prostitutes to foreign investors at his private club, in a scandal that sent shares of his band's agency, YG Entertainment, plunging. June: Yang Hyun-suk, founder of YG Entertainment, which managed Seungri and other K-pop artists, stepped down from his duties as chief producer, in the aftermath of drug and sex scandals.Thanks for your feedback!
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Korean police to recommend indictment against former YG Entertainment CEO, ex-Big Bang member
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — South Korean police have wrapped up investigations on former YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk and ex-Big Bang member Seungri on charges of habitual gambling. Korean pop...Thanks for your feedback!
K-Pop Scandal: YG Pair Questioned by Police, Seungri Admits Some Charges
Yang Hyun-suk, former head of YG Entertainment and producer behind some of the biggest K-pop stars such as Bigbang and Blackpink, has been charged with illegal gambling and violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act. Yang and former Bigbang member Seungri are alleged to have colluded and taken illegal gambling at the MGM Grand in […]Thanks for your feedback!
South Korea Needs to Clean Up Biz
The South Korean entertainment business has been shaken deeply by scandal in the past year, and the fallout is still being felt across the board. As K-pop superstars BTS glide triumphantly across the U.S. on a sold-out tour, fellow music superstar Seungri (ne Lee Seung-hyun) of boy band Bigbang is in the middle of one […]Thanks for your feedback!
- WorldThe Telegraph
How a sordid sex scandal burst K-pop's clean-cut bubble
K-pop, South Korea's energetic and garish brand of supposedly clean-cut girl and boy band music, has enjoyed a meteoric rise that has seen fresh young singers made into unexpected idols around the world. But at home teenage fans and parents alike have been gripped more recently not by the heavily choreographed dance routines or bubblegum ballads, but by an unfolding scandal of alleged prostitution, drug distribution and sex crimes at the heart of the multi-billion-dollar industry. The sordid sexThanks for your feedback!