Chuu (23, real name Kim Ji-woo) was kicked out of the group LOONA.
Blockberry Creative, the agency of LOONA, said on its official fan cafe on the 25th, “We decided to expel and remove Chu from the group as of this day.”
The agency said, “There were a lot of stories about Chuu this year, but the company and the members of LOONA did not reveal their positions because of concerns about the team’s development and fans,” adding, “However, after receiving recent reports of Chuu’s violent language and abuse of power toward our staff, an investigation revealed the truth.“
The company’s representative is apologizing and comforting the staff, he said. “We decided to take responsibility and remove Chuu.”
The agency said, “First and foremost, we sincerely apologize to the staff members who have been greatly hurt by this incident, and we will make every effort to ensure that they can now heal and focus on treatment before returning to their normal lives.”
“I’m sorry that 12 people couldn’t keep their seats together until the end,” they said. “The agency and LOONA will do our best to thank all the staff.”