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Singer accused of perjury

Yong Jun-hyung, a member of K-pop group Beast, could be in trouble after being accused of perjury by the president of his former agency.

The head of his former agency is reportedly calling on the prosecutors’ office to look into several critical comments Yong made on the KBS talk show “Seung Seung Jang Gu” in February last year.

“My former agency was more like a ghost company, and I had signed a slave contract for 10 years,” Yong said on air.

“When I kind of hinted that I want to quit, the CEO called me to a bar and asked me if I wanted to continue doing this or not, while waving a broken glass.”

In July, Yong’s former agency filed suit against KBS, demanding it correct Yong’s accusations.

The court ruled in the CEO’s favor, saying that KBS should state that the company head never threatened Yong, but KBS declined to do so and appealed.

In the court case, Yong appeared as a witness and affirmed that the comments he made on the air were all true.

The head of Yong’s former agency now wants the prosecution to go after him for allegedly lying on the stand.

By Lee Sun-min
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