Court Reveals The 12 “Produce 101” Series Trainees Who Were Unfairly Eliminated By Ahn Joon Young’s Manipulation
The Seoul High Court has revealed the 12 trainees who participated in Produce 101 series and were unfairly eliminated by Ahn Joon Young‘s vote manipulation.
During the trial held today, the Seoul High Court held another session to determine what punishments Ahn Joon Young and Kim Yong Bum should receive. Currently, they are charged with fraud and obstruction of business by manipulating the results of the paid text voting in favor of certain trainees.
Although compensation is important for the victims who were unfairly eliminated, we believed that disclosing the list of affected trainees would be the start of their healing efforts, restoration of fairness, and the best way to reveal the truth.
The trainees who benefit from the manipulation will not be revealed, as they were unaware of the manipulation and can also be seen as victims.
The list of trainees eliminated by Ahn Joon Young PD and Kim Yong Bum CP, along with when their results were manipulated, is as follows:
— Seoul High Court
Produce 101 Season 1
Eliminations Round 1: Mystic Entertainment’s Kim Suhyun
Eliminations Round 1: SS Entertainment’s Seo Hyelin
Produce 101 Season 2
Eliminations Round 1: The Vibe Label’s Seong Hyunwoo
Eliminations Round 4 (Final): Pledis Entertainment’s Kang Dongho
Eliminations Round 4 (Finals): Pledis Entertainment’s Lee Gaeun
Eliminations Round 4 (Finals): Cube Entertainment’s Han Chowon
Lee Gaeun was originally 5th place prior to her ranking being manipulated, while Han Chowon was 6th place. Both were originally slated to make it into the IZ*ONE lineup.
Produce X 101
Eliminations Round 1: ESteem’s Timothée Anzardi
Eliminations Round 3: Music Works’ Kim Kookheon
Eliminations Round 3: Maroo Entertainment’s Lee Jinwoo
Eliminations Round 4 (finals): Starship Entertainment’s Koo Jungmo
Eliminations Round 4 (finals): TOP Media’s Lee Jinhyuk
Eliminations Round 4 (finals): C9 Entertainment’s Keum Donghyun
Koo Jungmo was 6th place prior to his ranking being manipulated. Lee Jinhyuk was 7th place, and Keum Donghyun was 8th place. All three were originally slated to make it into the X1 lineup.
For their roles in the manipulation, Ahn Joon Young was sentenced to two years in prison and fined ₩37 million KRW ($33,434 USD) while Kim Yong Bum was sentenced to 20 months in prison.