Young Lee, the co-founder of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday as he returned from an overseas business trip, for allegedly viciously beating a homeless man, RadarOnline.com is reporting. According to witnesses, who were able to provide cops with the license plate of the Range Rover Lee was driving, the homeless man was chased by the Korean businessman, and beaten, after he asked for money in Los Angeles on June 15, 2011. The unidentified victim was allegedly beaten with a tire iron, and his injuries were serious enough that he had to be hospitalized. That is crazy. No more Pinkberry for me!
Update: Pinkberry reached out to me via Twitter with this statement
Many of you have read the news today about Mr. Young Lee. Here’s our company statement in response to the arrest.
Company Statement in Response to Young Lee Arrest
Mr. Young Lee has no involvement with Pinkberry, our partners or our more than 170 stores world-wide. Pinkberry ended its ties with Mr. Lee formally on May 1, 2010. He has no influence or input into the company in any way, and the parties have not been in communication with one another since Mr. Lee’s exit. While it would be inappropriate for us to speculate on the allegations in question, we can say without hesitation that Pinkberry values the communities we serve and stands against acts of violence of any kind, especially those involving the most vulnerable among us.
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