Lisa, a member of popular Kpop girl group BLACKPINK, has been reportedly scammed by her former manager who swindled her out of her money amounting to 1 billion won (~PHP 41 million).
According to Korean entertainment news sites, the manager was said to have been a trusted friend who had worked with BLACKPINK during their rookie days and had a good reputation in YG Entertainment, the company that handles the girl group. The manager had allegedly spent the 1 billion won on gambling activities under the guise of looking into real estate for Lisa.
YG Entertainment later confirmed the report in an official statement.
“After looking into the matter, we confirmed that Lisa was a victim of fraud by former manager “A.” According to Lisa’s wishes to settle this amicably, as the former manager was someone Lisa had trusted, Manager “A” has reimbursed a part of the sum and has left the company after agreeing on a reimbursement plan for the rest of the sum,” the statement read as translated by Soompi.
“We bow our heads and apologize for causing concern to the fans who love our artist. We are embarrassed by the misconduct of “A,” and we are feeling responsible for the management and supervision. We are taking preventive measures so that this does not happen again.”
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