Actor Lee Beom Soo’s agency has issued a new statement addressing power abuse allegations.
On December 8, Lee Beom Soo’s Agency, Big Punch Entertainment released a statement and apologized for the controversy, they wrote,
The actor is undergoing an investigation at the school and has been responding faithfully to clarify the facts. In addition, the agency announced that it will take strict legal action against those who spread false information.
Recently, in an online forum, a netizen A, who introduced himself as a student at the Department of Performing Arts at Shinhan University, posted an article and claimed that he/she was beaten by Lee Beom Soo, the dean of the department. The netizen also claimed that Lee Beom Soo discriminated against the students by dividing rich students into class A and poor students into class B. The teaching assistant also heard abuse from Lee Beom Soo.
Due to this situation, half of the first-year students took a leave of absence and dropped out, and they reported it to the school, but the report was leaked to Lee Beom Soo.
Lee Beom Soo has been teaching and serving as the dean of the Department of Performing Arts at Shinhan University since 2014.