Yang Hyun Suk talked about JTBC's "Spotlight" game for the occasional drug tests of YG Entertainment artists.
The "Spotlight" episode on June 20 focused on the current case of B.I's alleged drug use and accusations that YG Entertainment was involved in the coverage of the event.
Han Seo Hee told "Spotlight" producers, "BI bought me 1.3 million profits (about $ 1120) from LSD, and he also told me that WINNER's Lee Seung Hoon had contacted him who asked if he had smoked marijuana on BI and then arranged to meet him. When he arrived at the place, he was met by someone called K, which he described as "an employee who takes care of YG's affairs that may end up in the news of society."
Han Seo Hee said that K always carried the drug package and claimed it could detect any drug. He said they had said, "It's because we need to know to get rid of it."
Yang Hyun Suk spoke directly to "Spotlight" producers about this dispute. He said: “I have not responded to the press in the last 23 years. However, I think I should correct those things that I can fix as well as possible with explanation. "
As for drug testing at the agency, Yang Hyun Suk said: "I take direct leadership in drug testing and monitoring." He added that urine test kits are available for purchase in the United States, where it is commonly made. "I asked many people, including investigating authorities, and they told me it wasn't illegal," he added. Routine tests are performed once every two months.
Yang Hyun Suk also showed the production team a medicine pack that can test 12 different drugs at the same time. He said: “They do not sell this medicine pack in Finland. If the prosecution used was 10,000 (about $ 8), this would be 50,000 won (about $ 43). "
Why do YG artists occasionally get drug tests, Yang Hyun Suk said it was a preventive measure. He added: “After the G-Dragon incident, it was a sense of responsibility that this had happened because of the mismanagement of YG, so we have tested it.”
The source of the company selling drug testing kits said: “We mainly supply hospitals and investigative bodies. I believe that an ordinary citizen would have no problem when they buy another because they were classified as medical devices two years ago but we do not sell them. "
"Spotlight" asked why a drug test kit that tests 12 drugs is necessary, given that it is a double of the six drugs most commonly used in Korea. Yang Hyun Suk once again stated that it was a preventive measure and he added that he was fighting artists without using any kind of medicine.
Professor Oh Yoon Sung told "Spotlight", "The proactive measure is not that someone has used the drug or not. This is a measure that will be taken after that. They seem to recognize the possibility that their members can take drugs." "
Yang Hyun Suk also said that the drug tests are carried out by personnel who, in Spotlight mode, are a person called K who met Han Seo Heen.
Yang Hyun Suk denied suspicions that B.I was using drugs and found that his drug pack test had become negative. "Spotlight" indicates that when they asked the expert about the reliability of drug test kits, they found that it could be very difficult to detect the devices accurately in cases where the user took only a small amount of the drug.
Yang Hyun Suk stepped away from YG Entertainment on June 14th.
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