After angering fans and netizens alike over his recent abuse controversy, South Korean singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong finally issued an official apology to his ex-girlfriend through his official homepage on 15th September.
In case you missed it, Korean media outlets earlier reported that Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-girlfriend filed reports against the charming singer for physical abuse while they were in relationship. His ex-girlfriend claimed that the alleged abuse happened multiple times over a period from May 2014 to June 2014. As a result of the abuse, she suffered multiple injuries on her body including bruises and broken ribs.
Although his management company KeyEast dismissed the claims, the company vaguely confirmed that “things got physical in their heightened emotional state”. In fact, the company continued to assure fans that his worldwide concert tour will not be cancelled to fulfil the contractual agreement.
It was also reported that he tried to delay army enlistment to deal with the the assault case and was even spotted heading to the police station to assist with investigations. On 3rd September, the star finally came out of the limelight and admitted that he has hit his ex-girlfriend. During the 4-hour-long questioning, it was reported that Hyun Joong’s statement reflects his agency’s statements, which stated that the physical fights did not happen repeatedly.
The court has to yet to drop charges on the star as the case is still under investigation. However, the charming singer decided to apologise to his ex-girlfriend and her family and friends ahead of the court’s decision. The statement below is the translation of his official apology:
Hello, this is Kim Hyun Joong. I′m really sorry for giving the person I believed and loved for two years a lot of mental and physical pain with this incident. I′m embarrassed at myself for doing something that a man should never do. Since this incident occurred entirely because of my mistakes, there is no reason for her to be blamed. I apologize to her once again, and I want to also say sorry to her family and friends. More than anything, I hope she will accept my apology and forgive me. With this incident, I′ll work harder to become a better and healthier person.
It seems like the star has taken the time off to think and reflect upon himself but what do you guys think? Will he change himself to become a better person? Let us know in the comment box below!