Actor Lee Seo Won was revealed to have been the actor who sexually harassed and threatened actress A with a weapon.
On May 16, news outlet JoongAng Ilbo reported that the Seoul Gwangjin Police has charged actor Lee Seo Won on April 8 following an investigation before sending his case to the prosecution, they recommend an indictment.
The police stated,
“The victim is a female celebrity. We have forward his case to the Seoul East District Prosecutors’ Office earlier this month.”
According to the police, he was out drinking with female celebrity (referred to as A) and he had made advances on her, he tried to kiss her and make physical contact and was rejected.
A proceeded to call her boyfriend, to which Lee Seo Won have become angry and threatened her with a weapon. Police added,
“He was drunk and was under police investigation; he even shouted and yelled at the police officer.”
Following the reports, his agency Blossom Entertainment released a full apology, they wrote,
“We had not been aware of the situation until we asked for confirmation of the facts we read from the media.
As a result of confirming to the correct facts, we knew that it was something that happened after he drank alcohol at a private meeting with an acquaintance.
There is no excuse. We bow our head to all of you and apologize. We are sorry.
At the present, Lee Seo Won acknowledges and deeply reflects on his mistakes and for causing concern to the other party and many others due to his mistakes.
We sincerely apologize deeply once again. We will be sincerely taking part of the upcoming investigation. We are sorry. “
Actor Lee Seo Won is one of the most popular rising actors in South Korea, he appeared in many productions such as “Uncontrollably Fond,” “Hospital Ship,” “The Liar and His Lover.”
He has also been cast to play the second lead of the upcoming drama “About Time,” and is the MC of KBS’s “Music Bank.”
His appearance on both programs is not confirmed as of this moment, we are waiting for statements from both sides. Stay tuned!
What a garbage person! OMGGG!
He ruined his career with his thoughtless thinking. and you know what annoys me even more? Those fans who are actually defending the man for his wrong actions, when did ‘drunk’ became an excuse for whatever mistake we committed?
If you hit a person when you’re drunk, will the police not charge you because you were drunk? Quit shitting me right now! You people (who defend him) sicken me!
I wasn’t going to believe the reports until I saw the police investigation and read their statement, I might not believe what agencies always say because sometimes they try to defend their artists, but in police I place my trust!
But I can’t believe that the agency didn’t know about this… something doesn’t make sense here! The accident dates April 8, this is a while ago, more than a month ago.
How could he have been investigated and such and then carried on with his hectic schedule without his agency knowing of his whereabouts? This doesn’t sit well with me, but I could be wrong!
I hope he gets punished and punished well for the crime he committed, I feel so bad for the actress involved, imagine how terrified she felt after he started threatening her and how uncomfortable she was when he tried to kiss her, what a disgusting human being!