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Singers from The East Light abused by producer, CEO: reports

  • Published : Oct 18, 2018 - 15:27
  • Updated : Oct 18, 2018 - 15:27

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All six members of The East Light are victims of ongoing verbal and physical abuse from their producer and CEO, according to recent news reports.

On Thursday, local media outlets reported allegations that the singers were the targets of frequent abuse by the band’s producer and the head of its agency. The abuse is said to have started in 2015, prior to the band’s debut.

The articles said the producer had slapped the boys’ faces and on other occasions had assaulted them with a baseball bat, a metal microphone and a guitar string. The producer allegedly threatened the boys into keeping the incidents a secret, saying, “I’m going to kill you.”

The CEO turned a blind eye to the situation and was also a perpetrator of verbal abuse, according to the reports.

Some of the band members are said to be considering legal proceedings, and reports say one member has received medical treatment for physical pain resulting from the abuse.

Following the reports, the group’s agency, Media Line Entertainment, responded, “We are currently looking into the matter.”

The East Light, composed of six members who are all in their teens, debuted in November 2016 with the single “Holla.” The band released its fourth album, “Real Man,” in January.

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