According to news reports, on November 10, agents from the National Police Agency raided the Chungdam offices of Park Min Young‘s agency, Hook Entertainment.
News reports allege that the agents searched the offices for evidence from 12 PM to 5 PM. As it is incredibly rare for federal agents to raid an entertainment agency, the reason for the raid has not been revealed.
According to an SBS report, three companies that are alleged to have ties with Park Min Young’s ex-boyfriend Kang Jong Hyun have also been recently raided, but it was impossible to say whether he was the reason for the Hook Entertainment raid.
Recently three companies with ties to Kang Jong Hyun were raided. However, according to entertainment insiders, the raid (at Hook Entertainment) had nothing to do with him but instead was due to internal management issues.
Previously, in a damning exposé, media outlet Dispatch alleged that Park Min Young’s ex-boyfriend Kang Jong Hyun had ties with several companies, including Hook Entertainment.
Meanwhile, on October 27, Chief Prosecutor ordered a departure ban be placed on Kang Jong Hyun, stating he was a person of interest in an alleged embezzlement case involving Bithumb. Bithumb is one of Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges and has been previously alleged to have ties with Kang Jong Hyun.
Hook Entertainment is home to singers Lee Sun Hee, Lee Seung Gi, and Yoon Yuh Jung.