Starship Entertainment has issued an official statement on claims that Monsta X star Shownu had an affair with a married woman.
In a difficult day for the band, the agency spoke out on allegations against Shownu, 27, made by Han Seo Hee.
Han Seo Hee posted screenshots of a message received by her girlfriend Jung Da Eun, from a man who alleged that his wife cheated on him with Shownu.
The man’s message contained a note allegedly from Starship, reading: ‘After confirming with Shownu, we learned that Shownu had no idea that “A” was married or even had a boyfriend. If he knew that “A” had a boyfriend, he would never have become involved with “A”, and he has no more plans to see “A” in the future.
‘Shownu has never been in contact with “A” since September 10. He does not plan to contact “A” for any reasons in the future, and also does not wish to become involved in your lawsuit against “A” in any form. Please keep the above in mind.’
Hae Seo Hee’s post on her Instagram story has now been deleted.
Starship have now shared a statement on the matter reading: ‘Shownu was in contact with the woman in question prior to her marriage. The woman got married recently around August, but our agency confirmed that Shownu did not know at all because the woman did not tell Shownu.
‘Her husband contacted the agency, so we met up with him, and the whole story was explained. Afterwards, Shownu, who belatedly found out about her marriage, no longer contacted this woman at all. Shownu revealed that he would not get involved in the matters of a married couple’s relationship, and a text was sent via the law firm to confirm this stance.
‘Regardless of the situation, we express apologies for causing emotional pain to the involved individuals and bringing trouble to fans. Furthermore, as an agency with the duty to protect our artists, we ask for your understanding of the possibility that we may inevitably take legal action regarding excessive misunderstandings and speculations.’
This comes after the news that Wonhu has left Monsta X amid allegations made by Jung Da Eun and Han Seo Hee.
Jung Da Eun alleges that she is owed 30 million won by the Alligator singer, which is denied by Starship.
The 26-year-old has apologised to Monbebe for causing them pain in a handwritten letter.
Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and IM will continue as a six member band.
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