Lee Naeun, aka April’s Naeun, will drop out of SBS’s new Frida-Saturday drama Taxi Driver.
Studio S, the production company of Taxi Driver, made its official position regarding Naeun amid the continued April’s bullying scandal.
In the official press release, they wrote, “The production staff of Taxi Driver discussed with the agency, and they came to a decision to replace Naeun, who has been filming as one of the major characters. We ask for your understanding as the announcement of our official position has been delayed due to a sufficient survey of the public opinion and choosing a new actress for the role.”
They continue, “Taxi Driver has already finished filming 60% of the story. But the new actress has replaced the role (that Naeun played) and all the scenes will be re-filmed. Studio S and the production crew will do our best to show you a good drama.”
Earlier, A, who introduced himself as former April member Hyunjoo’s little brother, claimed that his sister was bullied by other members when she was still a member of April, and because of that, she was forced to leave the group.
DSP Media, the agency that manages April and Hyunjoo, soon refuted the claims and heralded legal action, but the controversy only grew by the minute, and eventually, advertisers started to scrub Naeun’s images from their commercials. And today, Taxi Driver announced Naeun’s departure from the production.