On May 30, it was reported that former trainee Han Seo Hee met YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun Suk over ten times at a high-end brothel run by the infamous “Jung” Madam.
The shocking revelation was revealed during Han Seo Hee’s 5th day of trial regarding her claims that Yang Hyun Suk had threatened her.
On this day, in court, Yang Hyun Suk’s lawyers attempted to establish the personal relationship Yang Hyun Suk had with Han Seo Hee before any controversy occurred.
Yang Hyun Suk’s lawyers produced text messages between the two. In the text message, Han Seo Hee can be seen calling Yang Hyun Suk oppa, an informal term of endearment used by a younger female when addressing an older male. Also, in the text messages, it was revealed that Han Seo Hee spoke to the former CEO in informal Korean, which shows the two were closer than just acquaintances.
Yang Hyun Suk’s lawyers brought up when Han Seo Hee used to work at a high-end brothel. Han Seo Hee did not deny working at the brothel. Yang Hyun Suk’s lawyer revealed that while Han Seo Hee worked at the brothel, she and Yang Hyun Suk met over ten times. Also, it was revealed through text messages that Yang Hyun Suk would send tickets to YG artists’ concerts directly to her.
During the cross-examination by Yang Hyun Suk’s lawyers, Han Seo Hee lost her composure, stating she never was afraid of Yang Hyun Suk. The judge then reminded Han Seo Hee that this case was to prove that Yang Hyun Suk intimidated Han Seo Hee, and that outbursts like that would only undermine her case against the former CEO.
Why would I be afraid of trash like him? I never felt like I needed to be afraid of him.
—Han Seo Hee
Yang Hyun Suk maintained his innocence regarding allegations he had ever threatened Han Seo Hee.