In an exclusive phone conversation reported by SBS News, the female CEO Kang Seong Hee made an additional response in regards to the allegation and, in the process, admitted that it is her voice in the recording.
Boy group OMEGA X‘s management agency Spire Entertainment has spoken about the recent allegation that the CEO, a woman named Kang Seong Hee, has verbally and physically abused the member(s) following the Los Angeles leg of their tour, 2022 OMEGA X WORLD TOUR [CONNECT: Don’t give up].
Via an official statement released through Korean media outlets, Spire Entertainment apologized for the concerning news. Admitting that the situation took place after a team-wide dinner, the management explained that “voices were raised” while talking about the tour.
Hello, this is OMEGA X’s management Spire Entertainment.
First, we would like to sincerely apologize for causing you concern with the recent news. As of October 22 (local time), OMEGA X completed their first world tour, ‘CONNECT : Don’t give up,’ in Los Angeles. Following the month-long tour, which began in Guadalajara, Mexico, on September 16 and ended in LA, USA, on October 22, we had a celebratory team-wide dinner. The conversation, which has circulated online via social media, was recorded at that dinner.
At the time, having completed all legs of the tour, the OMEGA X members and Spire Entertainment team were discussing the hard work that went into the concerts, as well as the future that is to come. During this discussion, we also talked about certain moments that caused disappointments in one another. And in doing so, the conversation got heated, and voices were raised.
— Spire Entertainment
The statement claimed that Spire Entertainment and OMEGA X have since “resolved all hard feelings” and promised the fans that, as the managing agency, they will continue to support the boy group members in their endeavors.
Please note that we kept communicating after dinner. And Spire Entertainment and the members have since resolved all hard feelings. We have concluded to continue moving forward together, all the while being more considerate toward one another.
This past month on tour, getting to meet the fans from all around the world who love and support the members, has been an inarguably meaningful time for both OMEGA X and the managing team at Spire Entertainment. And while we have tried everything in our powers to keep our promises with the fans, we apologize for having caused such concern in the end.
Spire Entertainment would like to thank the fans again for wholeheartedly supporting OMEGA X. As the name ‘OMEGA X’ suggests, the group will continue to share and create valuable moments from the beginning to the end; and we, as the management, promise to protect both OMEGA X and the fans through these moments.
Again, we extend our sincerest apologies for the situation.
— Spire Entertainment