For background, pls see this post:
[TW: GRAPHIC] Rookie Idol Beaten By Group Member
Now it seems that ACE, the alleged abuser, will no longer be promoting with MASC, and that Chibin, the alleged abused, will drop out by his own choice and apply to college as well as focus on acting.
Here's the company's statement:
“First, we want to sincerely apologize to the fans who have loved and supported MSAC for worrying you with such bad news. We are apologetic that we were unable to prevent this incident, and we feel a strong sense of responsibility. Since March up till now, we have been holding deep conversations with the members of MASC in order to ensure that the remaining members are not affected negatively by the situation. We had been discussing their future activities and schedules when this incident unfortunately came to light. We were slow to notify you of this incident as we were worried that it would negatively affect the other members and the name of ‘MASC,’ and this is also why our official statement has been delayed as well, and for that we apologize. Since the incident in March, ACE has been excluded from the member roster. This decision was made as we believed he is not able to continue group promotions and there is no absolutely no excuse for his use of physical violence. Chibin, who has been resting as he receives treatment for his mental trauma, came to us last month and stated that he finds it difficult to continue activities as MASC. He is currently preparing to apply for college and change his career path to acting. We want to apologize once again for worrying so many people, and we ask for your support for the other MASC members so that they are no longer hurt by what has happened. We will take this as a lesson to become an agency that is more attentive and considerate of our artists. We will also do our best to make sure that the incident is concluded as soon as possible. Thank you.”
And then, another member just annouced he was leaving, bringing the group from 8 members to 5 in a short period.
There have also been a ton of shady things going on in the comapny and there is a really interesting read: