Kim Sae Ron recent statement has baffled netizens after it was revealed she told the courts she’s never complained of hardships in life!
Previously, on April 5, the Seoul Central District Court, Criminal Division 4 (Judge Lee Hwan-gi), held a sentencing trial and fined the actress 20 million won [~$15,000], the highest fine for DUI.
However, recent media reports shed light on what was said in the trial causing more backlash against the actress.
The defense team representing the actress is rumored to have intended to reduce the punishment she would receive and told media outlets she’s been financially struggling.
This came as a surprise since Kim Sae Ron has flaunted her wealth through broadcasts and social media, such as owning expensive foreign cars. Moreover, her credibility as a financially struggling individual was undermined by rumors of hiring six lawyers, including a former prosecutor, from two domestic law firms. Even allegations of false part-time work and the recent report by Dispatch that she’s been at a poker room worsened the public’s opinion.
Kim Sae Ron’s agency also stated through various media outlets that ” Kim Sae Ron worked at a cafe for a while due to financial difficulties,” and she even posted a photo of herself working at a cafe on her social media, seemingly supporting the claim.
However, during the trial held on the 5th in Seoul’s Seocho District Court, Kim Sae Ron said, “I did not claim to be financially struggling. It is true that I did work part-time, and it is also true that I owe a fine. There are too many articles reporting things that are not true, so I cannot explain everything. I am afraid.”
A while back, 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.