GOT7‘s Youngjae was recently accused of school violence against a disabled student during his time at Mokpo Technical High School. Youngjae had attended the school before transferring into Seoul’s Korean Arts High School.

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A post that was circulated on online communities had claimed that Youngjae would beat him and extort money from him. JYP Entertainment quickly released a statement that they would check with Youngjae with regards to the situation.

JYP Entertainment has now confirmed with Youngjae himself and admitted that Youngjae did indeed experience some disagreements with the alleged victim. The two even came to physical blows, and moved on from the situation without reconciling.

JYP Entertainment has conferred with Youngjae himself about regarding the issue. The results of our confirmation with the artist is that there was indeed an incident that resulted in physical altercation, and the two were unable to reconcile.

— JYP Entertainment

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The rest of the details such as extortion and bullying were denied.

However, the rest of the details that were written by the OP are false.

— JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment also rebuts the alleged victim’s claim that he tried to contact the company regarding the matter. Although the company reached out soon after the issue came to light, the alleged victim has yet to respond.

The OP had claimed that they emailed our company about this issue, but we have not received any email or any form of contact from the OP. We have contacted the OP so as to investigate the truth of the situation accurately, but we have not yet received a reply.

— JYP Entertainment

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The company will proceed with further investigations and deal with it accordingly.

Henceforth, we will be continuing to investigate the truth of the situation and will deal with it accordingly, in a principled and right manner.

— JYP Entertainment

The alleged victim has not yet responded or spoken up to this statement.

JYP Entertainment’s full official statement, as translated, can be read below.

JYP Entertainment has conferred with Youngjae himself about regarding the issue. The results of our confirmation with the artist is that there was indeed an incident that resulted in physical altercation, and the two were unable to reconcile. However, the rest of the details that were written by the OP are false.

The OP had claimed that they emailed our company about this issue, but we have not received any email or any form of contact from the OP. We have contacted the OP so as to investigate the truth of the situation accurately, but we have not yet received a reply.

Henceforth, we will be continuing to investigate the truth of the situation and will deal with it accordingly, in a principled and right manner.

— JYP Entertainment