Police Find Records Of Seungri Paying Escorts At His Birthday Party In Palawan + Plan To Request Detention Warrant
On April 14, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Provincial Special Detective Division secured records of financial transactions indicating that Seungri transferred a sum that exceeds regular travel expenses to the escorts.
The birthday party in question was held in December 2017 and attended by Seungri’s friends and foreign investors. It was reported that eight professional female escorts were invited as well.
On April 14, some of the women who had attended the party stated to the police that they had voluntarily entered into sexual acts with men at the party and were not instructed to do so by Seungri or anyone else. When suspicions were raised about Seungri paying for their travel expenses, Seungri stated that he had paid for all of the attendees and not just for the women suspected to be involved in prostitution.
However, the police suspect that this was a case of prostitution mediation as the women were not friends of Seungri. In addition, the escorts were paid a sum that is greater than the travel expenses, meaning that the additional amount may have been given in exchange for prostitution.
A source from the police stated, “We are open to all possibilities including a pretrial detention warrant.” A pretrial detention warrant allows a prosecutor the right to put suspects or defendants in detention.
Meanwhile, the police are also also investigating additional allegations of Seungri providing prostitution services for a Japanese investor visiting Korea.