As G-Dragon completely denied the charges of drug use, the public’s attention is focused on whether he is really innocent?
Despite G-Dragon‘s explanation, most of the public believe we should wait for the results of the investigation. This reaction is attributed to the public’s experience of singer Park Yoo-chun’s case.
In April 2019, four years ago, Park Yoo-chun was rumored to be investigated for drug use. The singer quickly held an emergency press conference, took out his history of treating depression and claimed, “I never took drugs.”
Park Yoo-chun said, “I can’t imagine that I could think of or take drugs, which can make all my efforts go up in smoke.”
The singer even promised to suspend all activities and retire as a celebrity if the charges are admitted. But it was all a lie.
After the press conference, Park Yoo-chun’s claim was found to be false in the police investigation, and the court issued an arrest warrant because it judged that Park might destroy evidence and flee.
Park Yoo-chun later released a letter of apology and blamed himself for disappointing his family, acquaintances, and fans with his fault.
In July of the same year, Park Yoo-cheon was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 2 years of probation by the court for violating the Narcotics Control Act.
Since they have experienced such a case, the public’s response to G-Dragon’s claim of innocence is to be cautious.
Reportedly G-Dragon released his official statement on drug use allegations through his legal representative in the early morning of October 27th. G-Dragon said, “It’s Kwon Ji-yong. First of all, I have not taken drugs. I also want to clarify that I has nothing to do with the recent news reports on the ‘violation of Narcotics Control Act’ released by the media.”
The singer added, “However, I will actively cooperate with the investigative agency and work more faithfully because I know that many people are concerned.”
Meanwhile, the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency’s drug crime investigation team announced on October 25th that it has booked G-Dragon on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act.