Ravi faces serious allegations.
The 29-year-old South Korean musician and boy band member VIXX new reports attempt to evade military service.
On Thursday (January 12), a group of brokers were reportedly arrested on corruption charges in an attempt to evade military service by sending clients to a neurologist at a Seoul hospital for a false epilepsy diagnosis they were given would help to either be exempted from military service or receive a lesser commission.
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The brokers allegedly furthered their work by saying a famous idol rapper used their service to successfully earn a Class 4 (non-active duty) military rating and that the rapper retired from a variety show last May retired and volunteered as a social worker in October.
Ravi pulled from KBS2 2 days & 1 night in May and began his military service as a civil servant in October, making him a prime target of the allegations.
His agency GROOVL1N issued a statement the same day.
“Hello. This is GROOVL1N. We would like to make our official statement on the reports released today,” they said. (Translation via Soompi.)
“Upon receiving the report, we are closely investigating the truth of the situation,” they continued.
“It is only right to issue a statement as soon as possible, but as the issue is related to military service, we feel it only appropriate to first find out the details and then make thorough statements afterwards, so we are currently trying to figure out the details.” . In addition, if there is a request for an investigation related to this case, [Ravi] will always go through faithfully. More details will be provided in a separate communication at a later date.”
Another K-pop star has just faced backlash for his comments about Korea.
https://www.justjared.com/2023/01/12/k-pop-star-ravi-of-vixx-accused-of-attempting-to-evade-military-service-agency-responds/ K-pop star Ravi accused by VIXX of attempting to evade military service, agency responds