Jimin quits AOA after Mina accuses her of bullying

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Jimin quits AOA after Mina accuses her of bullying



Jimin is leaving the group AOA after Mina, a former member, accused her of bullying her for a decade in a series of posts on Instagram.  
FNC Entertainment, Jimin’s agency, said in a release that the performer will leave the group and stop working in the entertainment industry for the time being. The agency apologized for the upsetting news about Jimin.  
In a post on Saturday, Mina said Jimin tried to apologize, but that the apology didn’t seem sincere. Mina apologized for causing any trouble and said she will focus on her mental health. 
In her initial posts, Mina wrote that being bullied made it difficult to work and that she left the group unwillingly. She also said she attempted to take her own life several times due to the stress caused by Jimin.  

BY LEE SUN-MIN   [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]

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