GOT7′s Youngjae has been accused of beating up a disabled student during his high school days, now JYP Entertainment is investigating.

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A post circulated on online communities starting October 20 about an idol that physically assaulted a student during high school. The writer of the post identified themselves as a student with hearing impairments and intellectually handicapped, who went to school with Youngjae during his time at Mokpo Technical High School. The poster stated that he was beaten by Youngjae, and Youngjae also would extort money from him.

In response to the rumors, JYP Entertainment started their own investigation, and will release their official statement soon.

We will quickly find out what the exact facts are regarding this situation, and announce our position.

— JYP Entertainment

Stay tuned for JYP Entertainment’s official statement.