This is a step in the right direction and I’m so moved by Lee Seung Gi’s raw honesty and next step decision. This week Hook Entertainment paid Lee Seung Gi 5 billion won (almost $4 million USD) for around 20 years of owed profits from his singing career that it withheld from him. Lee Seung Gi confirmed it but explained that he was gaslight for so long that he was a “minus singer” in that his singing career actually LOST the company money but they let it do it out of fan service and his passion for singing so paying him now does not alleviate the pain he feels. He also does not know the accounting that went into the 5 billion won and plans to continue his lawsuit to get full transparency. However, he plans to donate the full amount he got now and anything further to charity, there are those who need this money more even though he worked hard for it over 20 years and its a lot of money. He will work with the charities to determine how to apportion it and direct its usage but this is just one step in helping him move forward. This young man continues to demonstrate such courage and generosity, it’s been shown in many ways in his entire career and I think this decision is one he put a lot of thought into. I hope the CEO goes to jail and pays him back every cent plus interest he is owed.