Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi is under suspicion that he has not received a single penny from his agency Hook Entertainment for 18 years, and attention is focused on singer Lee Sun-hee, who is known to have discovered him.
On the 21st, Dispatch reported that from 2004 to 2022, Lee Seung-gi, who released a total of 27 albums and released 137 songs, claimed that the music revenue was 0 won.
Following this, Dispatch obtained and published the music charts for each distribution channel, which contained the contents of 9.6 billion won in music revenue earned by Lee Seung-gi from October 2009 to September 2022. However, Lee Seung-gi has not received a single penny for 18 years.
In addition, Dispatch announced that 5 years worth of accounting books (June 2004 to August 2009), which recorded music revenue and expenses, were lost.
These are ‘Because You’re My Woman’ and ‘Delete’ released by Lee Seung-gi in 2004, ‘Please’ and ‘Hard Words to Say’ in 2006, ‘I’ll Give You Everything’, ‘Let’s Travel’ in 2007, and ‘Marry Me’ in 2009. They argued that there was no way to verify how much money was earned and spent.
In response, Dispatch predicted that Lee Seung-gi’s music sales of 9.6 billion won for the five years (2004.06-2009.08) were missing, and that if the profits during that period were added, the music sales alone would exceed 10 billion won.
Later, Dispatch also claimed that Lee Seung-gi was subjected to so-called ‘gaslighting’ against his agency, Hook Entertainment.
As the controversy grew, the past remarks of Lee Sun-hee, who is known to have discovered Lee Seung-gi, were also re-examined.
Lee Seon-hee, who appeared on SBS ‘Healing Camp, Aren’t You Happy’ in 2014, was surprised when she said, “I was about to go abroad, but my agency registered as a city council member without consulting me.”
Regarding this, Lee Seon-hee said, “The agency had already said that it would be nice to do it.” I had no choice but to do it,” she said, drawing attention.
Lee Seung-gi and Lee Sun-hee recently appeared together on JTBC’s ‘Singer Gain’ and showed off their friendship. As a result, the question of whether Lee Seon-hee would not have known that her disciple Lee Seung-gi, whom she cherished, was not treated properly, is also growing.
Particularly noteworthy is whether or not Lee Sun-hee was involved in the management of Hook Enter. If Lee Seon-hee was just an artist affiliated with Hook, she might not have grasped the management situation of the company as a whole. However, some speculated that she may have been aware of the situation to some extent because she is a representative celebrity who established the foundation of the company.
In addition, because of Lee Sun-hee’s past remarks, the point that Hook’s fundamental management method is a problem is growing stronger.
Kang Min-seon Online News Reporter [email protected]
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