SBS has uncovered Spire Entertainment for his or her horrible remedy in the direction of OMEGA X, together with forcing the members to carry out with COVID-19 and to pay restitution.
In an unique report by SBS’s Kang Kyung Yoon, well-known for her protection of the Burning Sun scandal, she has outlined among the abuse and mistreatment OMEGA X confronted by the hands of Spire Entertainment’s CEO Kang Seong Hee.
First, based on the report, Kang Seong Hee received abusive with the members on the Los Angeles live performance as a result of the members didn’t learn a thanks message that was posted on the teleprompter and for failing to correctly specific their gratitudes to the corporate and the CEO.
Following the live performance, Kang Seong Hee grabbed Jaehan, who has signs of panic dysfunction, by the collar on the lodge foyer and pushed him to the ground. Once the video footage of the abuse was launched, Kang Seong Hee tried to shift the blame onto the members.
Not solely was Kang Seong Hee confronted by the native police for inflicting a disturbance within the lodge halls, knocking on Jaehan and the opposite members’ lodge rooms all through the night time, she additionally acquired immense criticism for having cancelled the members’ flight tickets to return residence to Korea.
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The members of OMEGA X additionally claimed that there have been earlier incidents of Kang Seong Hee’s energy journey previous to the group’s abroad excursions.
CEO Kang Seong Hee would name me at daybreak and speak to me for one to 2 hours despite the fact that it wasn’t time for our apply. She would hold sending KakaoTalk messages and if we didn’t reply, she would get very offended. The members’ panic dysfunction signs worsened as a result of this.
— OMEGA X
When the group’s supervisor tried to keep away from Kang Seong Hee’s messages on behalf of Jaehan, Kang Seong Hee verbally abused the member and advised each Jaehan and the supervisor to “get off the plane” instantly.
CEO Kang Seong Hee (Kang): Manager [Blurred Name], you might have prompted misunderstandings between the artist and the corporate with all kinds of lies. You are formally fired as that is trigger for dismissal.
Kang: If you accompany our managing artists, I’ll file a lawsuit.
Kang: [Blurred Name], get off the airplane.
Kang: This is an order. [Blurred Name] and Kim Jaehan, get off the airplane.
Kang: You will all be penalized for violating orders from the corporate for getting on the airplane. [Blurred Name] and Kim Jaehan, get off the airplane.
Kang: You two, get off the airplane.
Kang: Get off the airplane. You two, get off the airplane. I’ve made myself clear. Get off the airplane.
Kang: You’re not solely fired, however your contract can be terminated. Get off the airplane, each of you. Get off the airplane proper this on the spot, [Blurred Name].
Kang: Kim Jaehan, get off.
Kang: Do you suppose it is a joke?
In addition, it was confirmed that Kang Seong Hee pressured the members to carry out at their live shows despite the fact that they examined constructive for COVID-19, and inspired them to cover their constructive outcomes.
On September 28, each Kang Seong Hee and chairman Hwang Seong Woo confirmed that 4 members who had excessive fevers examined constructive for COVID-19 by way of self-test kits, however advised the members to cover their outcomes and as a substitute “get [themselves] together” to carry out. Two of the members accomplished rehearsals however didn’t carry out on the precise live performance as a result of their excessive fevers. At the time, OMEGA X was in Chile, the place, based on SBS, quarantine pointers had been in place.
Chairman Hwang Seong Woo (Hwang): This is an emergency scenario. Get yourselves collectively.
Hwang: Members, get your act collectively and act like professionals. You want a gaggle mentality, that’s how it’s best to reply.
Hwang: This is the way you get actual expertise. Don’t do issues by yourself. We’re at battle now.
Hwang : We are in Chile proper now. This is an emergency disaster. No one goes to assist out. Good luck.
Hwang: Members Hyuk, Jehyun, Yechan, and Kevin ought to carry out three to 4 out of the 15 songs after which relaxation backstage. Jaehan will inform the followers that the 4 should not feeling effectively, and sincerely apologize to the followers. Then the followers will suppose it’s okay. Or, [the four] can attempt to carry out the slower songs.
Hyuk: I’ve a fever and physique aches once more, although. I’ve utterly misplaced my voice, too.
Hwang: Then, Hyuk, say hi there to the followers and keep out.
Kang Seong Hee: If you’re feeling sick, take a scorching tub.
Eventually, the 4 members ended up not performing on the live performance, with solely seven out of 11 members happening stage.
Spire Entertainment did publish a discover on the group’s fancafe saying Jehyun, Kevin, Hyuk, and Yechan wouldn’t be performing, however solely said “a health concern” as the explanation. They additionally said that the members had been “very determined” to carry out on the live performance.
Four members of OMEGA X are at present receiving psychiatric remedy for panic dysfunction, nervousness, and insomnia. An official from Spire Entertainment advised SBS that the corporate has formally apologized to the members and Kang Seong Hee resigned to take accountability.
It has additionally been revealed, nevertheless, that Spire Entertainment additionally despatched every member a settlement request, demanding that every member pays between ₩300 million KRW (about $222,000 USD) to ₩400 million KRW (about $296,000 USD) in restitution.
Watch the total video from SBS under, together with Kang Seong Hee screaming on the OMEGA X members.