BLACKPINK Lisa‘s former manager stole ₩1 billion KRW ($817,661 USD) from her through fraud, and wasted it all on gambling.
According to an exclusive report from Market News, Lisa’s former manager “A” has been with her since her debut with BLACKPINK in 2016. Lisa has put her trust into “A” and relied on him since she was a rookie. “A” also had a strong sense of trust within YG Entertainment and the other BLACKPINK members. People around him say they had no idea he was doing something like this.
“A” took advantage of this trust and friendship and told Lisa he would use her money to help her find some real estate to invest in. In reality, he took the money and wasted it all on gambling, and Lisa was a victim of fraud by a man she put all her trust in. Market News stated it would not be easy for Lisa to let the public know about this, as her image and team activities may be affected by the news. One official said that since she is a foreigner, she was very vulnerable in a foreign country.
“Lisa is a foreign member of BLACKPINK, and she has been alone in Korea since she was young, so she can be very vulnerable to these kinds of things, such as economic ideals.
It is very unfortunate that things like this are happening in the industry. It is a serious matter that can damage the image of [proper] Korean management.” – Official
“A” is reportedly no longer employed at YG Entertainment, and settled his resignation from the company. YG Entertainment has yet to respond to the report. BLACKPINK just released an update about their comeback, which also includes upcoming solo releases by Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo.