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An LG executive might miss CES because he can’t leave the country for damaging a washing machine.

Sorry, LG’s Jo Seong-jin, head of LG’s home appliance and air solution company, but if you’re a big enough loser to get banned from leaving South Korea for allegedly damaging competitor Samsung’s washing machine at another trade show, you probably don’t deserve to go to Vegas.

The incident happened at the IFA trade show in Berlin in September. Samsung has since filed suit, and has “provided as evidence the damaged washing machine and CCTV footage allegedly showing Jo ‘willfully’ damaging the appliance,” according to CNET.

Along with Jo, four other LG executives are facing accusations in Washergate. And while they are cooperating with the law, Jo is not, claiming that he’s too busy prepping for CES to comply. LG has countersued, contending that the whole thing was drummed up by Samsung.

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