Actor Lee Seo Won attended his first trial at the Seoul Eastern District Court where he pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment and criminal threatening that were made against him.
He was embroiled in controversy when he was charged with sexually harassing a female celebrity and threatening her with a weapon at a club when she rejected his advances.
Ahead of his first trial, he addressed the press and said that he’d like to apologize to the public for his scandal.
Lee Seo Won’s attorney stated during the trial the following,
“Since there was DNA evidence in this case and since the incident indeed took place, there is no room for excuses or denial, we acknowledge all the defendant’s guilt. However, the defendant is unable to remember a thing from that incident. The victim herself stated, ‘Lee Seo Won was not in control of his body at the time due to intoxication.’ I do not understand how he was able to harass her and make threats in such a state.”
The attorney also confirmed that the actor is pleading guilty to all the charges but requesting leniency in light of his mental and physical state at the time of the incident.
The lawyer added,
“What we’ll be opposing is the severity of his punishment.”
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