Actor Lee Beom Soo, who was embroiled in the controversy over ‘abuse of power using his professorship’, announced through an official position that the audit result was ‘unconfirmed’. He made it clear that he would give up his professorship and devote himself to acting.
In December of last year, the author, who identified himself as a student of Shinhan University’s Performing Arts department, posted on a community site that “Lee Beom Soo divided the students into rich and poor classes, and discriminated against poor class students in auditions, etc.” In response, Lee Beom Soo’s explained, “I have never discriminated against students or used abusive language. Other allegations are groundless.” In the meantime, he said that he would diligently participate in the audit conducted by the school and reveal his innocence.
After the controversy erupted, Shinhan University conducted its own audit, and earlier this year, Lee Beom Soo was dismissed as the dean of the Department of Performing Arts. His professorship was retained, but Lee Beom Soo himself submitted a letter of resignation.
There were some netizens who were skeptical about this process, but Lee Beom Soo explained the reason for submitting his resignation, saying that since his next work, such as a movie and OTT series, was scheduled, he had been concentrating on his main job as an actor for the time being. Then, he made it clear that he would take a strong stance against those who spread rumors again without confirming the facts.
The following is the official statement sent by Lee Beom Soo’s agency: