The prosecutor exposed the scheme of Ravi (VIXX) evading military service: pretending to have epilepsy, using fake prescriptions, and paying nearly 50 million won .
The prosecutor’s office has investigated the tactics that helped Ravi (VIXX) and his junior Nafla evade military service.
On January 12, Sports DongA reported that a brokerage network for evading military service had been exposed by the South Korean police. This brokerage group exploited the health examination loophole to obtain a grade 4 health result, enabling celebrities and wealthy people to enter the military as community service personnel. Ravi (VIXX) was identified as one of the celebrities who used the service of this network.
So far, the investigation team of the South Seoul Prosecutor’s Office has submitted a 53-page document to the Ministry of Justice, listing the tactics of Ravi and rapper Nafla to evade military service. In February 2021, Ravi and his management representative “A” met with Gu, the military service broker. During the meeting, Gu suggested that Ravi evade military service by simulating symptoms of epilepsy, while Nafla could use the excuse of increasingly serious mental illness to be exempted from military service.
In March 2021, A signed a contract with Gu on behalf of Ravi and paid 50 million won. Later, A received a fabricated scenario that Ravi was diagnosed with epilepsy. In June 2021, when Ravi received a weak health examination result and was employed as a community service personnel, Gu sent a congratulatory message to A: “Good, you’ve been exempted from military service.”
However, Ravi’s neurologist did not find any abnormal signs, so no prescription or treatment methods were prescribed for the male idol. At this point, Ravi strongly opposed the doctor’s diagnosis and demanded to receive a prescription. The male idol said that his entire music career depended on the doctor’s diagnosis.
Rapper Nafla, who is from the same company as Ravi, also used similar tactics. Gu fabricated Nafla’s increasingly serious mental illness scenario. The prosecutor’s office found that Nafla often visited a clinic, was prescribed medication, but did not take it, and his symptoms of mental illness were not worse.
It is known that Gu, the broker, used to be in the military and therefore knew the legal loopholes to apply for exemption or reduction of military service for customers. So far, 70 people have been suspected of being customers of this service, including children of wealthy families and high-ranking officials, and celebrities.