Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Big Bang's Seungri offers to retire amid snowballing allegations

Show Grid Show Grid
Charles Bowen | 12 March, 2019, 13:43

"Regarding the issues that are being investigated, I will be investigated diligently and reveal all the suspicions", Seungri wrote in a statement on Instagram (via soompi).

The 28-year-old wrote on Instagram: "I have chose to retire because the controversy has become so big".

On Sunday morning, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency sent 20 investigators to raid the nightclub Arena to gather evidence about the swirling suspicions surrounding the 29-year-old singer.

"As for the ongoing probe, I will take the investigation seriously to clear all allegations", he added.

South Korean media reported that police had confiscated Seungri's passport now that he was officially regarded as a suspect.

Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, had already cancelled all planned engagements in February, and the March shows of his solo tour.

The singer was also questioned by police in February over reports of drug-taking and sexual assault at the Burning Sun club, where he was a public relations director.

More news: Donald Trump budget boosts military and border wall, targets social programs

"For the past 11/2 months, I have been denounced by the public, every investigation agency is probing me and I have been accused as a traitor". I personally can not tolerate causing harm to everyone around me in order to save myself.

Another member, rapper T.O.P, was handed a 10-month suspended prison sentence for marijuana use in 2017.

"I give my heartfelt, honest thanks to fans at home and overseas who gave their love for the past 10 years and I think this should be it for me for the reputation of YG Entertainment and BIGBANG", he said.

I would like to apologize one more time.

In 2011, band leader G-Dragon was investigated for smoking marijuana, which is illegal in South Korea, but was released without charge.

After allegations surfaced, Seungri announced he wanted to enlist for his mandatory military service on March 25.

Recommended

Woman forces plane to turn around after leaving baby at airport Woman forces plane to turn around after leaving baby at airport In a video that is going viral, the pilot is seen requesting permission to head back to the airport. "Ok, head back to the gate. It is highly unusual for planes to turn around or divert midair for anything other than technical or passenger health reasons.

Toronto Raptors, Game 67 preview and listings Toronto Raptors, Game 67 preview and listings The Cavs outdid themselves in the fourth, outscoring the Raptors 35-24 for a 67-46 advantage in the final 24 minutes of the game. The Raptors are vying for an Eastern Conference win this season, as their team is second in the East now , with a 48-20 record.

Dwayne Allen agrees to reported 2-year, $7M deal with Dolphins Dwayne Allen agrees to reported 2-year, $7M deal with Dolphins Tight end Dwayne Allen is staying in the AFC East as he signed with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, the team announced. Allen is coming off a two-year stint with the New England Patriots where he served primarily as a blocker.

Theresa May Gets "Legally-Binding" Changes To Brexit Deal Theresa May Gets Some called on the PM to postpone the "meaningful vote" rather than risk another damaging reverse. First, a new vote on whether to leave with no deal - which is hugely unpopular with MPs.

9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified as Child Found in Suitcase 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified as Child Found in Suitcase According to ABC 7 , Trinity's body was discovered by local workers doing maintenance on the trail. Investigators said that the child's 55-pound body had been in the embankment less than 48 hours.

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction On March 10, 2019, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors in Oakland for the first time in 2,953 days. The loss dropped the Warriors, who have the best record in the Western Conference, to 45-21 this season.

Tesla Is Keeping Its Stores Open, But Increasing Prices To Do It Tesla Is Keeping Its Stores Open, But Increasing Prices To Do It Potential Tesla owners will have a week to place their order before prices rise, so current prices are valid until March 18th. It's raising prices instead-on all but the Standard Range Model 3.

Landon Collins signs six-year deal with Washington Redskins Landon Collins signs six-year deal with Washington Redskins The Pro Bowl starter also had five tackles for a loss, two quarterback hits, four passes defended and a forced fumble. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher used Collins primarily near the line of scrimmage this past season.

Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, told CNN he'd "put it differently" than Pelosi. No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States.

Emergency Landing Temporarily Closes Runways at Newark Liberty Airport Emergency Landing Temporarily Closes Runways at Newark Liberty Airport Coleman said crews were had to get the plane off the runway so the runways could be reopened and flights could resume. They exited the plane onto the runway using emergency slides, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Twitter reacts to ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor's arrest in Miami Beach Twitter reacts to ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor's arrest in Miami Beach Detectives later apprehended the native of Ireland at a Miami Beach home and booked him into Miami-Dade jail. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation".

80 injured after Japanese ferry hits whale 80 injured after Japanese ferry hits whale Of the 121 passengers and four crew members, the coast guard initially counted 87 injuries but later on lowered the count to 80. Minke and humpback whales are migrating through the Sea of Japan at this time of year.

Danny Amendola rumors: Former Patriots wide receiver plans on signing with Lions Danny Amendola rumors: Former Patriots wide receiver plans on signing with Lions As the NFL's legal tampering period begins on Monday, one report certainly says the Bills are doing their due diligence there. The fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2015 has had 21 sacks over the past three seasons, including 7.5 a year ago.

Injured woman apologizes to Arizona zoo after jaguar attack Injured woman apologizes to Arizona zoo after jaguar attack Gilleland later revealed that the woman was taken to a nearby hospital and following treatment, returned to the zoo to apologize. According to AzFamily , she has since apologized to the zoo for getting too close.

Donald Trump's national security advisor won't "speculate" on North Korea's missile program Donald Trump's national security advisor won't Trump abruptly departed the meeting with Kim after talks broke down without a deal to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.