After announcing that Wonho is permanently leaving Monsta X, Starship agency was hit with another scandal: Han Seo Hee, ex-trainee and model, known for her scandals with idols Hanbin from Ikon and Top from Big Bang and radical feminist statements, revealed through her Instagram story a series of messages that her friend and rumoured to be girlfriend Jung Da Eun received from a now-deleted account where the sender claims his wife and the leader of the band Shownu were having an affair.
The account also gave a screenshot of the message he allegedly received from Starship Entertainment’s legal counsel. It said that Shownu had no idea that the woman was married or had a boyfriend, and if he knew that, he won’t date her. He has had no connection with her since September 10 and has no intentions to meet her in the future.
A couple of hours later, the agency made an official statement that the woman did not inform Shownu that she was married, thus causing the issue.
Wonho Withdrawal From Monsta X
Recently the same Jung DaEun, who was Wonho's close friend and who appeared on the famous K-pop show “Ullzzang Generation”, claimed in her now deleted Instagram post that he borrowed money and hasn’t paid it back. She also added, “That annoys me after seeing him on TV. As soon as I find out his number, he disappears.”
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In addition, Han SeoHee joined the witch hunt and also claimed that he owes her money.
Starship Entertainment responded to the accusations by claiming otherwise, saying Wonho owing Jung DaEun isn’t true. They explained that they will not be responding to their claims since it is all false.
Meanwhile, Jung Da Eun continues to accuse Wonho, revealing that back in 2008 he was a suspect in an aggravated theft investigation.
나는 네가 2008년에 한짓을 알고있다— CVORS (@THCvors) October 30, 2019
수원구치소 특수절도혐의 ^^
Starship Entertainment has not yet responded to that particular claim from Jung Da Eun.
Earlier, Starship Entertainment announced that Wonho decided to leave the band.
The group will continue performing with six members. Wonho also left a handwritten letter to fans, where he apologized and stated that it is his wish to avoid causing trouble for Monsta X. The group also promised to continue to respond to malicious and distorted claims on the internet.
Fans of the band, which are called “monbebe”(“my baby” in French), are in despair and even made a petition for Wonho to stay in Monsta X.
They created the trending hashtag #원호탈퇴반대, which means "Against Wonho leaving," gaining more than 1.4m tweets from all over the world.
what starship doesn't understand is we don't care about future activities we care about the GROUP. not about its activities. about them as PEOPLE. we care about wonho as a PERSON, about his HAPPINESS. we care about monsta x as a whole, wonho is more important than any comeback.— wonho's ayato | min day (@leeminhyikes_) October 31, 2019
It's really shocked me knowing what happen now. I can't encourage you in your language but I really hope everything will be alright soon. Keep strong #wonho— Vira ~ Tahun depan ketemu Monek OT7 Amin (@valeris_93) October 31, 2019
I know @OfficialMonstaX is 7 amazing person and it reminds forever #원호탈퇴반대
that han seohee is involved again, girl is everywhere and wherever she is she creates controversies 🙄 sth is def wrong with her.— Ⓣ (@dIstmxkakwIdrI) October 31, 2019
Han Seohee seems to like targeting popular boygroup members so it is likely it's a resent allegation because she has doen this several times. However whether the rumour is true or not it has done its damage and Wonho has decided to leave Monsta X— Yuta's Healing Smile (@yejisuwus) October 31, 2019
Currently, K-fans showing their support with post-it notes attached to the wall of the building of the agency and planning to stand with silent demonstration in front of Starship building at 12PM on the 2nd of November in protest against Wonho’s withdrawal from Monsta X.
Starship’in duvarına yapıştırılan post-it’lerin hepsi toplanmış ve içeri alınmış. Umalım ki fanların yazdığı o mesajların hepsi Wonho’ya veya gerekli kişilere gider. #원호탈퇴반대— doмαтeѕαreѕ 🍅 (@OnerioJK2) October 31, 2019
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I'm so lucky to have wonderful friends who dropped their plans for tonight to come over and eat pizza and drink soju and walk 10 minutes over to starship to leave post it's an commiserate ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ#원호탈퇴반 pic.twitter.com/yB7L9kIL4r— 💎 NeDongsaeng 🎃 네, 동생 💎 (@NeDongsaeng) October 31, 2019
the starship building is filled with post it notes from monbebe giving strength to monsta x and asking starship to bring back wonho, this is the most beautiful thing but also the most heartbreaking. everyone is desperate im devastated#원호탈퇴반대 pic.twitter.com/ZzpqO6bwW0— saf🌸 #원호탈퇴반대 (@byoungmidam) October 31, 2019