Ahn Gil Ho, who directed the Netflix drama “The Glory”, denied the allegations of school violence.
According to Yonhap News, PD Ahn Gil Ho said, “Nothing like that happened at all,” and “No matter how much I think about it, I don’t remember hitting anyone in a group.”
It is true that he studied abroad in the Philippines for about a year, but Ahn Gil Ho claims that he has never had a physical conflict with other Korean students.
Controversy arose when a post by Mr. A, who said that he was assaulted by Ahn Gil Ho in the Philippines in 1996, was posted on Hey Korean, an American Korean community site.
Mr. A, who was attending school in the Philippines, claimed that Ahn Gil Ho, who was in his third year of high school at the time, dated a female classmate of his who was in her second year of middle school, and when his classmates made fun of the female student, Ahn Gil Ho saw him and his other friends and assaulted them.
Mr. A also added that there were 10 people, including PD Ahn Gil Ho, and he was assaulted by them for about 2 hours.
In a phone call with Yonhap News, Mr. A said, “It was such a terrible thing, but as time went on, I forgot about it,” adding, “One day, I heard from my friends who were in the same grade in the Philippines that it was Ahn Gil Ho who made “The Glory”. Maybe the perpetrator doesn’t remember, but I posted a post because I was so angry and dumbfounded that he was a drama producer dealing with school violence,” he said. “I want a proper apology and reflection.”