South Korean singer Lee Jong-hyun, a member of rock band CNBLUE, has admitted – despite initial denials – his involvement in the widening sex scandal surrounding K-pop stars. View this post on Instagram Lee Jong Hyun cover song "Let it go" by James Bay #Repost old post from @cnbluegt We always support you.. #LeeJongHyun #이종현 #cnbluegt #cnblue #waitingforcnblue #supportleejonghyun #BOICE A post shared by imawidy_tuty (@imawidy88) on Mar 17, 2019 at 7:35am PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Lee had been facing allegations that he was part of the online KakaoTalk group chat room where singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young shared videos of 10 women he had secretly filmed while having sex with them in 2015. On Friday, FNC Entertainment, Lee’s management company, said: “Lee Jong-hyun [admits] he deserves criticism for watching videos on KakaoTalk, disparaging women and having improper conversations about sex. Angry fans want Big Bang K-pop star Seungri kicked out over sexual, financial allegations “If he had a correct sense of sexual awareness, he might have not turned a blind eye to [the inappropriateness of the sex videos], so he is expressing his sincere regrets for doing so. “[We] apologise to those who were hurt by the immoral and promiscuous conversations he had without any sense of guilt.” Fans want K-pop Big Bang star Seungri kicked out over sex allegations Last Thursday, Jung and Seungri, a member of the boy band Big Bang – both of whom have announced their resignations from show business – were questioned by police in connection with the scandal. Seungri allegedly lobbied potential investors by offering them the services of prostitutes at nightclubs in Seoul and also helped run Burning Sun nightclub, where staff are alleged to have filmed women with hidden cameras and used alcohol and drugs to sexually assault them. The two men were part of the same chat room group where Jung and others reportedly shared illicit content and conversations about Seungri's business dealings. Lee’s agency had earlier denied his involvement in the chat room, but reversed its position after a news report on Thursday confirmed his part in the mobile phone conversation. 'YG FSO', starring Seungri of Big Bang, to air on Friday on Netflix It also confirmed that Lee was questioned by police last Tuesday in connection with the scandal. “It took a while to verify the facts since Lee Jong-hyun is currently serving in the military,” FNC said. “Lee responded to a request for his cooperation in the investigation by police, who visited his military unit on Tuesday afternoon,” it said, claiming that no wrongdoing had come to light at that time. The agency also defended its earlier denial, saying it had been difficult to verify the facts as Lee had stopped being a member of the group chat room a long time ago. Last Friday, all the posts were removed from Lee’s social media accounts as he made his apology. However, CNBLUE’s fans issued a joint statement, demanding that he be removed from the band. “We strongly demand expulsion, not suspension,” it said. “We cannot accept or buy Lee Jong-hyun’s music career when most of the fans consist of women and given the social perception of sexual crimes.” Big Bang’s Seungri to hold first solo concert Two other K-pop stars, Yong Jun-hyung of Highlight and Choi Jong-hoon of FT Island, were also kicked out of their bands last week after being linked to the scandal. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter This article was originally written by Yonhap for The Korea Times .