South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, best known as Psy, was summoned by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for questioning in relation to the current investigation on record producer Yang Hyun-suk.
The 41-year-old star was questioned for over 9 hours, from around 5 p.m. on June 16 until around 2:15 a.m. the next day, according to authorities.
“Straight,” a local investigative television program, reported in April that back in July 2014, Yang Hyun-suk and a popular YG Entertainment singer allegedly rented a high-end restaurant in Seoul and provided sexual favors for foreign investors.
“We questioned Psy to verify the factual relationship (regarding the suspicions of sexual favors),” a representative from the local force was quoted by AllKPop as saying.
A certain “Madam Jung,” who is suspected of providing the women for Yang Hyun-suk’s reception, was previously invited by the police for questioning as well.
While Madame Jung confirmed that there were indeed women provided for entertainment at the drinking party, she denied that there were sexual services or prostitution involved.
The authorities are now reportedly planning to summon Yang Hyun-suk for questioning in the near future.
“All suspicions raised so far are nothing but unilateral claims of the informants, there is absolutely no truth,” Yang Hyun-suk said in a statement released through YG on June 20. “After all the false claims and raised suspicions, we anticipate that the truth will be revealed”
In a preview teased on Sunday, “Straight” dropped a new bombshell revelation that Yang Hyun-suk had reportedly arranged a trip to Europe for a group of Malaysian investors and 10 prostitutes.
A YG Entertainment representative has since responded by telling Hankook Ilbo that, “There is nothing beyond our most recent stance.”