On December 5, Tiffany Young released the following statement through her agency Transparent Artist:
Hello, this is Tiffany. I have read the post written by the person who has been hurt by my father in the past through news reports.
My heart is heavy with sorrow, so I decided to deliver a statement to the public whom I have caused concerned to.
Since I was young, I've experienced a difficult childhood due to my father's various issues.
Even after my debut, I received threats from people related to my father for his various financial issues that I was not aware of.
I was also pressured by my father to pay off his debts, and as I thought it had to do with family matters, I took the financial responsibility multiple times.
I was always afraid that I would bring harm to my dearest members and people around me because of this.
My father and people related to him continued their threats, to the point where I could no longer handle the issues.
So I broke ties with my father, and we agreed to live our separate lives. It has been seven years since I have been in contact with him.
It was not an easy decision to talk about my family affairs through such unfortunate circumstances, but I decided to write this statement because I feel sorry towards the person who has been hurt by my father for a long time, and towards others who have been hurt because of the surrounding situations.
Once again, I sincerely apologize for this controversy.
Recently, a person who allegedly accused Tiffany's father of fraud stepped forward and claimed that her father borrowed him a total of 35 million won (approximately 31,400 dollars) in 2007.
However, the person stated that Tiffany's father had used threats to silence requests for the money to be repaid.
(Credit= SM Entertainment)