Crown J feels his sentence is “unfair and unfortunate”
Crown J, remarked that his suspended sentence was “unfair and unfortunate.”
The rapper’s Court of Appeals sentence hearing was held at Seoul Central District Court on May 24. The Department of Justice stated, “There is no monetary penalty when it comes to forcing an individual to sign a contract over unpaid loans, and therefore sentencing is unavoidable.” He was given a six-month suspended sentence for one year. This means that if the rapper is able to keep a clean record for the next year, he will likely not have to serve any jail time.
After he received his sentence, Crown J cautiously said a few words. “Personally, this situation is extremely unfair and unfortunate.”
He asserted his innocence saying, “They are saying that my former manager signed a loan guarantee, which he didn’t repay and thus, I forced him to a sign a memo, but I did not force him whatsoever.”
“The long trial is now over, and I will patiently await the verdict of the Supreme Court,” he added. “The long appeal has been hard on many of the people around me who I love. I will dedicate everything to my music from here on out.”
Crown J was previously charged for allegedly assaulting his ex-manager with help from acquaintances, forcing the ex-manager to sign a document saying that he would hand over a $90,000 yacht. He was found not guilty on the charges of assault, kidnapping, and confinement, but he was found guilty of forcing his manager to sign a document. In a previous sentencing, he received an eight-month suspended sentence for two years.