Shin Minah Responds To Claims That She’s Lying And Explains Why She Hasn’t Released Evidence Yet

She left an enraged message to her former agency and members.

Shin Minah, former member of ILUV, has once again spoken up to refute the latest claims from her former agency and members. Ever since she revealed that she tried to take her own life after suffering harassment, assault, and bullying from her members, she had been fighting to reveal her truth.

However, her former agency denied her at every turn and tried to prove her statements false with specific messages and video clips of what appears to be the members getting along.

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Minah, who had been hospitalized for the past week for treatments, has finally returned home and spoken up against her agency once again.

She refuted the agency’s claims that she was a pathological liar and that the CEO is blatantly spreading false rumors.

The agency claims I am a pathological liar but I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and trauma because of the members and the agency. I don’t have mitomania.

CEO, please stop spreading false rumors.

— Shin Minah

Minah explained that every video clip the agency shared was staged and an act among the members. Although the members may seem close in the videos, she says she was bullied, harassed, and assaulted behind the camera.

The group that I was a part of only acted like we were close in front of the camera. I worked so hard to maintain the bright image, but I was assaulted, sexually harassed, molested, cursed at, had my phone checked, and bullied behind the camera.

The videos that the agency released were all from the Vlog filming, and none of it was voluntary. So everything on the video was an act and we are not close at all in reality.

— Shin Minah

As some netizens are claiming that she’s lying about the whole situation, Minah believes that it’s time to finally release her evidence. She explained that she wasn’t going to release it for the safety and considerate sake of her former members but now feels she has no reason to hide them any longer.

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There are people that are calling me a liar, an attention seeker, and that I’m doing this to receive attention.. But would anyone try to take their own life for a lie..?

There are people who are asking me to reveal the evidence. The reason why I hadn’t released the evidence was my last consideration for the members. I was afraid that the members may choose to make the unfortunate decision that I had made if I released them. I had only hoped for a truthful apology, but I guess I don’t have to be considerate anymore.

I will discuss about the matter with my lawyer.

— Shin Minah

Minah also left an expressive message to her former agency’s CEO and staff. She called them out for ignoring her cries for help and continuing with the ILUV members’ promotions (now under the name BOTOPASS).

She hopes to put an end to where the victims have to hide while the perpetrators continue living their lives normally.

I had asked the CEO for help numerous times because of the members, but he ignored me. … The perpetrators are openly promoting, so there should be no reason for the victim to hide.

I will say this one more time, but I do not lie.

To the members and the agency staff who are reading this, I know you have no thought of apologizing, but I will not accept a fake apology once the truth is revealed.

I hope you live in regret. I will make sure that you pay the price for causing my illnesses and bringing pain to my family. I hope that the world where the perpetrators live openly, while the victim hides will end forever.

— Shin Minah

Read her full message below:

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안녕하세요 8.12 제 생일날 많은 분들께서 축하해주셨는데 제가 입원 치료를 받고 있어서 이제야 확인을 했습니다 축하해주신 분들 모두 정말 정말 감사합니다 이번에는 병원에서 생일을 보냈는데 병원에서 너무 좋은 동생들 언니들 여사님들 간호사분들 의사 선생님분들을 만나 행복했습니다 저는 무명이라서 힘든 상황에서도 제가 저의 상황,상태를 알릴 수 있는 방법은 sns밖에 없어서 죽을 힘을 다해 항상 글을 올렸습니다 거짓말이라고 관종이라고 뜰려고 하는 발악이라고 하시는 분들이 계시는데요..자살 시도하면서까지 이런 거짓말을 하는 사람이 있을까요..? 회사측에서는 저를 허언증이라고 하던데 저는 멤버들과 회사로 인해 우울증,공황장애,불면증,트라우마가 생겼지 허언증은 없습니다 대표님 제발 이제 허위 사실 유포하지 마세요 증거를 공개해달라고 하시는 분들이 계시는데요 제가 공개하지 않은 이유는 멤버들에 대한 마지막 배려였습니다 공개했을때 멤버들이 저처럼 안좋은 선택을 하게 될까봐 제가 할 수 있는 마지막 배려를 했었습니다 저는 오로지 진실된 사과만을 바랬지만 이제는 배려 하지 않아도 될거같네요 이 부분에 대해서는 변호사님과 이야기를 나눠보겠습니다 제가 속해 있던 그 그룹은 카메라 앞에서만 친한 그룹입니다 저는 항상 밝은 모습을 유지하기 위해 정말 죽을 힘을 다했고 뒤에서는 폭행,성희롱,성추행,욕설,휴대폰 검사,왕따를 당해왔습니다 회사측에서 공개한 영상들은 다 브이로그 촬영이였으며 자발적으로 찍은 영상이 아닙니다 그렇기 때문에 다들 연기를 하고 있는 영상이고 실제로는 절대 친하지 않았습니다 저는 대표님께 멤버들로 인해 힘들다고 수차례 도움을 청했지만 그 분께서는 무시하셨습니다 병원에서 치료받으며 생각했습니다 가해자들도 버젓이 활동을 하는데 피해자인 제가 숨을 이유는 없다고 생각합니다 곧 예전에 촬영해둔 유튜브 편집도 하면서 제 근황을 올리겠습니다 다시 한번 말씀드리지만 저는 거짓말을 하지 않았습니다 이 글을 보고 있을 멤버들,회사 관계자분들 사과 할 마음 없으셨겠지만 사실이 밝혀지고 하는 거짓 사과는 절대 안받겠습니다 피눈물 흘리며 사세요 저를 병들게 하고 우리 가족을 힘들게 한 죄값 치르게 해드릴게요 피해자들이 숨고 가해자들이 떳떳하게 사는 이 구조가 영원히 사라졌으면 좋겠습니다

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Hello.

Many of you congratulated me on my birthday on August 12, but I just checked recently because I was hospitalized for my treatments. Thank you so so much to everyone who congratulated me.

I spent this year’s birthday in the hospital but I was happy to have met such good friends, ladies, nurses, and doctors.

Since I am in a difficult position as someone who’s not famous, I had no other way to express my situation and status besides social media, so I always worked hard on my posts. There are people that are calling me a liar, an attention seeker, and that I’m doing this to receive attention.. But would anyone try to take their own life for a lie..?

The agency claims I am a pathological liar but I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and trauma because of the members and the agency. I don’t have mitomania.

CEO, please stop spreading false rumors.

There are people who are asking me to reveal the evidence. The reason why I hadn’t released the evidence was my last consideration for the members. I was afraid that the members may choose to make the unfortunate decision that I had made if I released them. I had only hoped for a truthful apology, but I guess I don’t have to be considerate anymore.

I will discuss about the matter with my lawyer. The group that I was a part of only acted like we were close in front of the camera. I worked so hard to maintain the bright image, but I was assaulted, sexually harassed, molested, cursed at, had my phone checked, and bullied behind the camera.

The videos that the agency released were all from the Vlog filming, and none of it was voluntary. So everything on the video was an act and we are not close at all in reality. I had asked the CEO for help numerous times because of the members, but he ignored me. I thought about it while I was receiving treatment from the hospital. The perpetrators are openly promoting, so there should be no reason for the victim to hide.

I will soon edit and upload the YouTube videos that I had filmed a while ago. I will say this one more time, but I do not lie. To the members and the agency staff who are reading this, I know you have no thought of apologizing, but I will not accept a fake apology once the truth is revealed. I hope you live in regret. I will make sure that you pay the price for causing my illnesses and bringing pain to my family. I hope that the world where the perpetrators live openly, while the victim hides will end forever.

— Shin Minah

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