YG: Park Bom not a ‘drug smuggler’, reveals her dark past

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Last night has been a busy night for YG Entertainment and K-Pop fans alike after news broke out about Park Bom’s alleged drug smuggling case from four years ago.

Since then, YG Entertainment has promised to release an official statement following the rumors which led netizens to call for her to ‘retire’.

Yang Hyun Suk has taken a personal stand for Park Bom rather than releasing an official statement from the company as he explains:

I would like to point out the articles refer to the incident that occurred 4 years ago. Back then, Bom’s parents paid a private visit to inform me her family had been investigated due to the incident and revealed to me for the first time, in private, a shocking incident Bom experienced in the past along with her medical history.

As the Executive Producer, what are your thoughts on this?

I am left aghast and am at a complete loss for words.

For the fans cheering on for 2NE1, who are now in the middle of their World Tour. And for Bom, who is like a sister to me, who is now labeled a “drug smuggler” overnight, I could do more than just watch these things happen to her.

What is the truth?

As the fans would already know, Bom lived in the U.S. for a long period of time before making a debut as 2NE1 and she once had a dream of becoming a soccer player.

But unfortunately, she had to witness a close friend’s death during a soccer match and she was put into deep shock and sadness that were too hard for a young girl to handle.

She went through very difficult times, having to undergo psychotherapy and psychological treatment at the same time.

She had been consistently taking medication officially prescribed by a famous university-affiliated hospital in the U.S.

Bom had been taking medication officially prescribed by the U.S. hospital for years until 4 years ago, but as she was unable to fly to the U.S. due to busy schedules, Bom’s mother and grandmother had to post the medication prescribed by the same hospital to South Korea.

The problem at the customs arose as the medication happened to be banned in South Korea.

Fortunately, we received all the prescriptions and Bom’s medical record from the U.S. hospital, and we handed them in during the investigation. The case had since been closed, as all the record submitted had been proved true. 

It is said the medication contains narcotic components — were you informed of this? 

For Bom, she only knew the medication she had been taking for years was not handled in South Korea, but did not have the knowledge that it is prohibited for import.

Since she was informed of the fact 4 years ago during the investigation, she replaced the medication to one that is prescribed by a university-affiliated hospital in South Korea.

I had not seen Bom for a while since she was busy with the World Tour, and just last night she came into the office for recording, and the articles were published.

I had to watch Bom break into tears all night, and I feel terrible that I am in the position to bring up her painful past that she did not want to reveal.

Yang concludes by expressing his deepest apology and promises to bring better news in the future.

More about Park Bom’s drug smuggling allegations here.

Source: yg-life

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  1. aasdfasdf

    July 7, 2014 at 4:28 am

    “She had been consistently taking medication officially prescribed by a famous university-affiliated hospital in the U.S.” aka UCLA Medical Center. They are a very good hospital with a good reputation.

  2. posch

    July 7, 2014 at 1:35 am

    This is just heart-breaking! I support Bom all the way. The issue was four years ago and the case was CLOSED. Why do people have the knack to destroy other people’s lives? All of us have parts from our past which we do not want the world to know and it is just unfortunate for a celebrity to be exposed to the public this way (especially Bom who I truly believe has a pure/sincere heart as mostly evidenced by the hundreds of videos caught of her). I may not know her personally but please, look into the evidence haters! This was clearly a case of misunderstanding and misinformation. Sometimes (or most times?), the media exaggerates their so called ‘info’ just to reel people in. Bom is not a smuggler.

    It’s a great thing that the YG President personally involved himself in this debacle. It somehow further supports Bom’s claim of innocence.

  3. hyebi

    July 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    it is not her fault to get through all the traumatic before…

  4. Jimbobjones

    July 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    How has this story become viral?
    Amphetamines are illegal in most countries, without a prescription!

    I would have thought though, they were an appetite suppressor (slimming aid) rather than a treatment for psychotherapy and psychological disorders

    Whatever its an utter none story The girl had a prescription! Case closed!

    Netizens …Chuh …..Netmorons

  5. Phuoc Pham

    July 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    “I had to watch Bom break into tears all night, and I feel terrible that I am in the position to bring up her painful past that she did not want to reveal.”
    I’m so sad…

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