SM denies rumors about NCT members buying sex, drug use in Japan


By AGENCY

SM has slammed the groundless rumours about Haechan (left) and Johnny of NCT. Photos: Handout

SM Entertainment denied rumors that its artistes bought sex and used drugs at an adult entertainment establishment in Japan.

“Currently, groundless rumors about Johnny and Haechan of NCT regarding prostitution, drugs and other disturbing content are being spread and reproduced indiscriminately online.

“These rumors are completely false and spreading these rumors are criminal acts that severely defame our artists,” wrote SM Entertainment on Kwangya 119, its website established for reports on artiste defamation and fake news, on Tuesday (June 4).

It added that groundless and malicious rumors concerning NCT members and Kim Hee-chul of Super Junior are also circulating.

The agency warned of strong legal action against those doing so.

“We’ve gathered enough evidence regarding many posts related to this. We plan to make sure that the perpetrators of these acts are legally punished, with no settlements or leniency, regardless of their nationality,” said SM Entertainment.

Rumors started by a Japanese netizen that Kim Hee-chul visited an adult entertainment establishment in Japan with younger SM artistes went viral on social media Tuesday.

Kim Hee-chul denied such rumors and reassured his fans on Bubble, a fan communication platform.

“I am addressing the issue briefly here because you might worry and be disappointed. I’ve never met with other younger SM artistes outside the agency for a meal or to have a drink. I do not even have their phone numbers,” said Kim.

Meanwhile, SM shares dropped 8.18 percent from the previous session's close, closing at 81,900 won (RM281) Tuesday after the rumors began to spread. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Entertainment

Taiwanese singer David Tao celebrates 55th birthday onstage with wife and son
Nicolas Cage's son, Weston, accused of attacking mother
Harith Iskander and his wife still maintain a good relationship, participating in pickleball game with their children
Beware of AI-generated deepfakes, says Fahmi
Extravagant Ambani wedding celebrations conclude with a reception
BTS' Jin carries Paris Olympics torch amid cheers from thousands of fans
Fitness guru Richard Simmons dies at 76
Keeping up with the Kardashians in India for billionaire wedding gala
US�sex therapist Dr Ruth dies at 96
Pride of M’sia working for Pixar

Others Also Read