Omega X's agency denies former CEO's harassment accusation

Members of Omega X stand attend a press conference at the Seoul Bar Association's Human Rights Room in southern Seoul on Nov. 16, 2022. [NEWS1]

Omega X's former agency chief is lying about being sexually harassed by the boy band's member in order to hinder group activities, Omega X's current agency IPQ Entertainment said Tuesday.

On Monday, Omega X's former agency Spire Entertainment said it will hold a press conference today "to announce that Spire Entertainment's former CEO Kang is not a criminal but a victim of sexual harassment and also expose the truths and lies that have been told regarding the situation."

Spire Entertainment claimed that Kang Seong-hee, the former CEO of Spire Entertainment who has been reported to the police for sexually harassing and assaulting boy band Omega X members in 2022, was the victim of sexual harassment by the boy band member, not the other way around, and that there's video to prove the argument.

"Spire Entertainment has been continuously disrupting Omega X members' activities despite being exposed of having threatened and forced the members to drink [with Kang] by a local court decision in January 2023," IPQ Entertainment said in a press release.

"We reported Kang Seong-hee [to the police] for assaulting Omega X member Jaehan in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2022, and the case has been passed on to prosecution. We have also reported her for sexual harassment, defamation and disruption of business, which are currently under investigation."

On Oct. 22, 2022, one fan uploaded an audio recording on Twitter, now known as X, claiming that it was of member Jaehan being yelled at and pushed over by Spire’s Kang during the band’s stay in Los Angeles as a part of its U.S. tour.

Tuesday's press conference will be attended by Hwang Seong-woo, Kang's husband and current CEO of Spire Entertainment, and attorney Kim Tae-woo of Jeha Law Firm.

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