South Korean singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong’s ex-girlfriend has dropped the assault charges she filed against him last month, police confirmed on Wednesday (17th September). She does not want any further action to be taken, reported Korean media.
Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-girlfriend had previously alleged that they had been dating for two years, and that he hit her on multiple occasions between May and July this year. Kim told police he accidentally hit her once during a physical altercation, but denied her claims of repeat assault. His management company KeyEast, also dismissed the claims. The company vaguely confirmed that “things got physical in their heightened emotional state”.
As seen in the report above, the said ex-girlfriend, who also hit Kim, was struck multiple times and had bruises on her arms and scratches on her knees.
However, now, her lawyers have come forward to say that she had decided to unconditionally drop all charges against Kim Hyun Joong after he apologised to her in person and issued a public apology to her on his official website following what was assumed to be a time of reflection.
In case you missed it, his apology states:
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.
The news elicited mixed reactions on the Internet. Some said they were glad that Kim’s ordeal was over, while others were upset that his ex-girlfriend had let him off the hook with just an apology.
What do you guys think? Was Kim Hyun Joong let off too easily? Or did he deserve to be forgiven since he made the very public apology?
Let us know in the comment box below!