G-Dragon reveals the name of his anti-drug foundation
G-Dragon has revealed the name of his new anti-drug organization: Juspeace Foundation.
The 35-year-old Big Bang member, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong, announced the name through his agency, Galaxy Corporation, on Monday.
The singer was booked on suspicion of illegal drug use in October of this year, but has since been cleared of the charges; the Incheon Nonhyun Police Precinct closed the case officially closed the case on Dec. 13, declining to forward the case to prosecutors.
Galaxy Corporation held a press conference a few days after the case was closed, at which the G-Dragon announced, via a letter read aloud by the agency's chief ESG officers, that he would establish a foundation dedicated to combatting drug addiction.
The artist made his first donation to the foundation, totaling 300 million won ($231,000), in the name of V.I.P, Big Bang's fan club, and its catchphrase, Guardians of Daisy, which fans used to show support during the drug investigation.
“There are over 20,000 drug users in Korea, and fewer than 500 of them get proper rehabilitative treatment. Proper action must be taken, especially for young people exposed to dangers and people who do not realize the dangers," G-Dragon said in the handwritten letter.
The conference took place at southern Seoul's JW Marriott Hotel Seoul. G-Dragon himself did not attend.
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BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [firstname.lastname@example.org]