A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Kim Sae Ron was caught by police drunk driving. The actress was revealed to have caused damage to the surrounding buildings and a traffic light since she hit a transformer. This was followed by a statement by her agency acknowledging the drunk driving, the actress has also released a personal apology letter and stepped down from one of her upcoming dramas.
In the midst of all that, there were rumors there was a person accompanying her in the car, this person can also be charged if it was confirmed to be true.
Later, one news outlet reported the person in the car was Kim Sae Ron’s boyfriend. Other outlets said it was a woman.
Soon, one YouTube channel with over 340K subscribers reported on the story of the passenger alleging that a male celebrity was in the car with Kim Sae Ron while using a photo Kim Sae Ron took a while back with Kang Daniel.
The picture in question was taken more than 4 years ago when Kim Sae Ron attended Wanna One’s concert. Kang Daniel’s representative stepped up immediately to deny the rumors, they stated that the idol is busy preparing for his upcoming album and there was no chance he was out drinking and the photo used as the thumbnail was taken a long time. They also added that they were looking into the video.
The identity of the person who was with Kim Sae Ron has been revealed according to news outlets. The police said it was a non-celebrity female friend in her 20s putting such ridiculous rumors to rest.