Starship Entertainment has released a statement following the reveal of a series of text messages claiming MONSTA X‘s Shownu had an affair with a married woman, saying he was not aware of her personal situation.
In their statement, Starship clarified that the woman did not inform Shownu that she was married, thus causing the issue.
Shownu was in contact with the woman in question before she was married, and we have confirmed that Shownu had no idea that she was married, as she got married recently, in August. The woman did not tell Shownu about her marriage.
Shownu did not contact the woman after belatedly finding out she was married. He found out after the husband contacted us and came to visit, and explained the whole story, which is when he found out about her wedding. Shownu said he would not become involved in couple’s relationship, and our legal counsel sent a text message to confirm this position.
No matter what the situation is, we would like to apologize for causing emotional distress to the parties involved, and bringing trouble to the fans. Also, as an agency that has the duty to protect our artists, we would like to ask for your understanding that we may take legal action against people who spread excessive misunderstandings and speculation.
— Starship Entertainment
Earlier today, Han Seo Hee revealed a series of messages which claimed that Shownu was having an affair with a married woman.