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Wheesung Denies Involvement in Propofol Case

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2013.06.03 10:01 Mwave Lee, JinHo Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Wheesung strongly denied rumors that he had been summoned by prosecution on charges of propofol abuse, saying the case was one that was cleared in 2012.

Wheesung Denies Involvement in Propofol Case

Wheesung′s legal representative told enews on June 1, "Wheesung has been feeling he′s been wronged. He said himself that he would cooperate with any investigation that comes his way. He was questioned by prosecution in October 2012 and was acquitted then; we don′t understand why this issue again has come to light now."

On June 1, Chosun Daily had reported that a member of the Chuncheon District Prosecutor′s Office had said Wheesung would be summoned for questioning that day on charges of propofol abuse. It added that Wheesung was under suspicion of habitually using propofol from 2011 to early 2013 with the help of dermatologists and psychologists in Seoul.

The singer′s legal representative said through an official press release on the same day, however, that "there are no plans for an investigation by prosecution."

"We believe the Chuncheon District Prosecutor′s Office and Chosun Daily were misled," the release said.

It continued, "All hospital officials agreed that Wheesung did not receive illegal injections of such psychotropic drugs. One doctor, who is currently being tried for injecting propofol, testified that Wheesung did not receive doses of the drug illegally."

"This is a case completely different from the Lee Seung Yeon, Hyun Young and other propofol cases," it said. "Wheesung is 100 percent innocent. Even if he is brought to court, we have decided that we will be able to get a decision that he is not guilty."

The release finished, "Wheesung is a celebrity, who lives off of popularity and fame. If he is continuously hurt with such untruths, he will come to great harm. Please help him shield himself from unjust harm."

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