Hello everyone welcome to this week in k-pop. This article is on Kim Hyun Joong, Let’s get started!
Okay, so there’s been a lot of k-pop craziness and the year just started! A lot of legal issues! I’ll say a familiar name from last year who’s in the news again, Kim Hyun Joong. Remember his assault case? Remember all the dispatch evidence proving he did it and was going to be jailed? Remember because he gave a “sincere apology” the girlfriend basically dropped the charges? I guess the charges weren’t completely dropped. Hyun Joong was fined 5,000,000 KRW (approx $4,600 USD) for the assault of his girlfriend. Here’s what the court had to say:
Kim [Hyun Joong] stated that he had ‘no intentions of intentionally hitting her,’ and that he was ‘showing her his fighting skills when she was accidentally hurt,’ but the injuries on her body clearly indicate assault, and Kim Hyun Joong has been charged accordingly,” says the prosecution. “However, there was a settlement and letter of apology submitted, and upon consideration of those things, Kim Hyun Joong has been summarily indicted.”
Kim Hyun Joong had beaten his girlfriend last May, which left the victim with a diagnosed two weeks worth of injuries. But that was not the only case of violent outburst from the singer. Last July, when he was allegedly ‘showing’ his MMA (mixed martial arts) techniques to his girlfriend, he fractured her ribs, which took her six weeks from which to recover. At that point, the girlfriend went to the police and took legal action against Kim Hyun Joong. Between May and July, there were a total of four claimed cases of assault, but Kim Hyun Joong’s girlfriend withdrew two formal complaints. The remaining two cases were taken up to the prosecution, which ultimately resulted in the fine.
I guess this case has finally wrapped up… his girlfriend received the settlement for the damages. I’m not really buying the MMA fighting style display thing though… This makes it like it was totally by accident. And why would she sue publically if it were an accident then? I feel this is just a sad attempt at saving ss501 and Hyun Joong’s image. If I remember correctly, didn’t he publically apologize in 2014 for his anger problems?! This is a bit fishy… Just sayin’.
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