Ok-pop group OMEGA X speaks out after proof of abuse from their firm CEO in LA goes viral

Ok-pop group OMEGA X speaks out after proof of abuse from their firm CEO in LA goes viral

The authorized battle is on between Ok-pop group OMEGA X and their leisure firm, Spire Leisure.

Video proof was revealed on-line from a fan who witnessed the corporate’s CEO verbally abusing the members after the final cease of the US tour in Los Angeles on October 22.

The video exhibits the CEO yelling on the group’s chief Jaehan who just isn’t feeling properly and near passing out. 

After that, the group’s social media accounts went silent. 

Issues between the group and firm grew after the corporate canceled the members’ flights again to South Korea, forcing them to pay for the flights with the assistance of family and friends. 

As soon as again in Korea, the corporate issued a press release saying:

“Hey, that is Spire Leisure.

“To begin with, we deeply apologize to all OMEGA X members, households, followers, and everybody whose emotions have been harm by an unlucky occasion that has occurred lately.

“Spire Leisure takes full duty and pronounces that the CEO who’s chargeable for this matter has resigned. We might additionally wish to apologize for not responding properly and disappointing many followers with insufficient response to the scenario.

“We’ll absorb all of your recommendation and feedback to do our greatest to forestall this type of factor from taking place once more and deal with offering a greater setting for the members in order that they will focus solely on the artists’ actions. Please proceed supporting OMEGA X, and we promise to attempt our greatest to be again with higher information.”

Followers remained skeptical of the assertion in regards to the CEO resigning as a result of the truth that her husband can also be the chairman of the corporate. 

One Nov. 11, Korean information outlet SBS Information launched particulars stating the CEO pressured the members to carry out after testing constructive for COVID-19, telling the members, “Metal yourselves mentally and go on stage.” 

This was adopted by allegations of sexual abuse towards the corporate’s CEO.

The members, who had not been in a position to talk with followers utilizing their official accounts, made their very own Instagram on Nov. 6 which has gained over 100,000 followers.

Their first put up exhibits the group member’s fingers along with the caption:

“We have created this small area of communication to convey the present scenario via phrases of because of the followers who love us and to those that help us, and thru our mouths because the events concerned within the incident.

“Beneath the strain of Spire Leisure, the members signed a memorandum saying, ‘If we add SNS with out consulting the corporate, we’ll take civil and legal duty.’ We needed to renew communication with our followers as quickly as doable till we settled our place on Spire Leisure, however we ask to your understanding.

“Since beginning our group actions, we’ve had glad occasions, however we additionally needed to undergo painful occasions. And when what we have been going via grew to become identified to the world this time, we have been anxious that what we have achieved to this point would go up in smoke. However now we’ve put our fears behind us and determined to be courageous collectively.

“Our group was the second alternative for the eleven members who gathered via a time of setbacks to not surrender on their goals. The one driving drive that allowed us to problem our goals with out giving up was our followers who waited, trusted, and supported us. Because of our followers, we have been in a position to final two years. There have been days once we have been handled unfairly by the company to the purpose the place we needed to cry, however remembering the cheers from the followers, watching the cheering messages, and sleeping have been the one strengths that stored us going.

“Any more, we’ll proceed to chase towards our dream to the top simply as we all the time have. We’ll stand in entrance of our followers once more with good music and performances. The eleven members with the identical purpose and the followers with the identical goals as ours are essentially the most valuable issues in our world that we do not wish to lose once more.

“Many individuals have been anxious and ready, and we apologize for the delay. Thanks for studying to the top the honest phrases we’ve mentioned with braveness.”

It was introduced to Korean media on Nov. 14 that the group had filed for a trademark of the identify OMEGA X, alongside their fandom identify “FOR X”, and “PROTECT OMEGA X”, which has been the hashtag trending by followers on social media.

On Nov. 16 on the Seoul Bar Affiliation’s Human Rights Room, the members held a press convention with their legal professionals.

Ok-pop information web site @CelebConfirmed attended the press convention and gave stay translations to abroad followers.

Authorized illustration alongside the members state, “We’ll proceed with urgent costs towards the previous CEO for threatening, assaulting, and exploiting the members. First, we apply for nullifying the unique contract for OMEGA X’s actions.”

Talking in regards to the abuse they skilled, chief Jaehan mentioned, “She would threaten us that we must always ‘grovel’ if we needed to stay as OMEGA X and that she would both kill us or kill herself if we did not.”

Tales continued from the members.

“After we refused to go to drinks, the corporate CEO threatened us that there can be no subsequent album and compelled us to get drunk,” says member Sebin.

The youngest member, Yechan, talks in regards to the tour cease in Los Angeles, the place the preliminary video of abuse was taken.

“On the day of the verbal and bodily assault that came about on the finish of our tour, we locked ourselves in our lodge and tried to cover. We requested the lodge to separate us from the corporate and shield ourselves till the second we left the nation,” he says.

The group, most of whom have been former members of teams which have disbanded, state that they put up with the abuse in order that they wouldn’t have to present followers information of one more disbandment.

Member Taedong mentioned, “I am positive not all companies are like this, however I consider that many hopeful Ok-pop trainees and even lively Ok-pop singers are being mistreated and exploited. I used to apply for 15 to 17 hours every single day in my final company with out a time without work.”

He continued, “They took my cellphone and demanded my passcode. Verbal and bodily abuse additionally came about at my final company.”

Member Hangyeom states that whereas he was not affected by bodily abuse at his earlier firm, that different members have been. 

Ending the press convention, members Yechan and Junghoon gave messages in English to worldwide followers.

“We promise to by no means surrender chasing our goals, so long as you, FOR X are with us,” Yechan says.

Junghoon closes by thanking followers for help that they’ve seen on-line within the weeks since information broke of the abuse. “I wish to say we’re actually happy with you, FOR X. The hashtag PROTECT OMEGA X that you simply all made helped us be higher via this unhealthy scenario, so I’m actually grateful for that and I promise we’ll by no means surrender. Thanks a lot, FOR X.”

It is a growing story.

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