[MHN] Two prominent South Korean singers returned home Friday after marathon interrogations by police over allegations of sexual misdeeds.
Seungri, a member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, left the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency at about 6:15 a.m., following 16 hours of questioning over suspicion that he arranged prostitution for prospective business investors.
The 29-year-old singer, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, said he will postpone his military service to undergo the investigation.
"I am putting in a request for the conscription delay today. If I'm allowed, I want to fulfill my responsibility in cooperating with the investigation," he said. Lee had planned to begin the mandatory military service later this month.
He is also being investigated in connection with a nightclub, Burning Sun, of which he was an executive. Police are looking into allegations of drugs, rape, tax evasion and cozy ties with law enforcement surrounding the club.