SPIRE Entertainment commented on extra particulars which have been reported in regards to the former CEO’s energy journey towards the OMEGA X’s members.
Last month, one in every of OMEGA X’s followers reported on Twitter that that they had seen the CEO of the group’s company SPIRE Entertainment hitting the members after their live performance in Los Angeles. SPIRE Entertainment initially launched an announcement claiming that OMEGA X and the company had “resolved all their misunderstandings.” After the controversy continued to attract consideration, SPIRE Entertainment launched an apology on November 7 together with the announcement that the CEO in query had resigned.
However, on November 11, SBS News reported extra particulars of the abuse with a brand new video and alleged chat logs.
In the video footage, SBS News acknowledged that the explanation for the verbal and bodily abuse in Los Angeles was as a result of the members didn’t correctly thank the CEO and the corporate at their live performance. The CEO additionally instructed the members to pay the corporate’s 1 billion gained (roughly $760,000) debt earlier than leaving the corporate. The subsequent day, she reportedly made a fuss on the resort by roughly knocking on the members’ doorways and cursed at their supervisor for not opening the doorways to the purpose that locals and resort workers needed to break up the battle.
Following this incident, the co-chairman of the company Hwang despatched a message to the OMEGA X members, saying, “I know what CEO Kang did was wrong.” However, he additionally acknowledged, “I cannot allow group action. Mannerless OMEGA X, you will see the consequences when you get back.”
Similar abuse of energy by the CEO reportedly occurred many instances earlier than as effectively. Once, the CEO had additionally pressured the members to cease performing in the course of their live performance to video name her as a result of she was livid they didn’t name her earlier despite the fact that her father handed away proper earlier than the live performance began.
Another time, the CEO additionally urged one of many members, Jaehan, and his supervisor to get off a aircraft immediately by way of textual content messages, cursing and threatening to sue in the event that they didn’t. Furthermore, the CEO and Chairman Hwang have additionally allegedly pressured the members to carry out on stage whereas hiding the truth that 4 members had excessive fevers and examined constructive for COVID-19 by way of self-testing kits. When the members expressed feeling horrible for mendacity, CEO Kang shouted, “No! That’s just because you all have no will to perform.” The textual content messages revealed through the incident additional uncovered that Chairman Hwang had additionally repeatedly instructed the members, “Pull yourself together,” and, “Arm yourself with mental spirit.”
Currently, it’s reported that 4 members of OMEGA X are receiving therapy for panic dysfunction, anxiousness, and insomnia. SPIRE Entertainment has additionally allegedly requested the 11 members on November 10 to pay 300 to 400 million gained (roughly $230,000 to $300,000) per particular person as settlement charges.
When SBS News contacted SPIRE Entertainment for an announcement concerning the newly launched footage, the corporate briefly responded with, “The company has officially apologized, and the CEO in question has voluntarily resigned to take responsibility,” implying that they’ve solved all the problems. When the reporter known as CEO Kang to ask whether it is true she has certainly resigned, she not directly prevented answering, “I am very sick right now, so I’ve checked in at a hospital. Can you call me later?”
The firm has not given any response concerning the allegations that that they had tried to cowl up the members’ COVID-19 diagnoses to conduct abroad tour performances.
Previously, OMEGA X additionally launched a gaggle assertion after launching new Instagram account that isn’t beneath their company’s management. You can comply with OMEGA X on their new Instagram account here.
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