Attrakt, the agency of girl group Fifty Fifty, has filed additional criminal complaints against Ahn Sung-il, the CEO of the content development group The Givers, which was an outsourced service provider.
On the 7th of July, Attrakt announced, “We have filed additional criminal complaints against Ahn Sung-il, the CEO of The Givers, for embezzlement, forgery of official documents, and use of forged official documents.”
Attrakt claimed “While organizing the materials received from The Givers for the purpose of acquisition, we discovered embezzlement cases that were conducted without prior consultation with Attrakt. We have confirmed that The Givers forged a false service contract and embezzled funds.”
Furthermore, Attrakt stated, “Ahn Sung-il’s criminal allegations are continuing to be confirmed, and if any additional criminal charges arise, we will hold him accountable until the end.”
Earlier, on the 27th of last month, Attrakt had already filed complaints against Ahn Sung-il, the CEO of The Givers, and two others, for obstruction of business, destruction of electronic records, and embezzlement.
Fifty Fifty is a team launched by Attrakt in November last year. Their song ‘Cupid,’ released earlier this year, entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, raising their popularity.
Attrakt alleges that The Givers attempted to contact external forces to remove Fifty Fifty members from the agency. The Givers deny the related allegations, and the members claim that they have made an independent decision and entered into a dispute over their exclusive contracts.