Uh oh! Idol rapper Iron (아이언) aka Jung Heon Chul was arrested after being accused of assault by his girlfriend.
On Tuesday (14th March), Yonhap News revealed that he punched her in the face while having sex at his home in central Seoul in September 2016. According to prosecutors, the rapper hit her because she refused his demands.
And that’s not all, he reportedly hit his girlfriend again – just 15 days after the first assault. All Kpop reported that the “Show Me The Money 3” finalist allegedly choked and beat his girlfriend when she said she wanted a break up. Not only did he fracture her left pinky finger, but he also left bruises on her body.
Moreover, prosecutors also said the 25-year-old rapper injured himself in the thigh with a kitchen tool and threatened to accuse her of the injury if she were to call the police.
The exact trial date for the accusations has yet to be announced.
Iron is no stranger to criminal scandals. He was previously sentenced to 8 months in prison and a 2-year suspension on charges of marijuana charges between 2014 and 2015. Furthermore, he was caught smoking pot along with former Topp Dogg member Kidoh in July. During an interview with Dingo last year, he also admitted that he had once stabbed a friend when he was a child.
Judging from his records, we have a feeling that it’s going to be hard for Iron to return to the music scene.
UPDATE (14th March, 4:30pm):
In response to his assault accusations, Iron has stepped up to share his side of the story to the public. In his statement, the “System” rapper denied those claims, adding that his girlfriend, who he met at his album jacket photoshoot, is into sadomasochism aka S&M.
For the uninitiated, S&M is the giving (sadism) or receiving (masochist) pleasure from acts involving the receipt or infliction of pain or humiliation.
He explained, “Her biggest problem was that she was a masochist in sexual sadomasochism. In the beginning, I was really shocked. She always asked me to be violent. She said that’s the only way she can be satisfied. It was never physical assault. It was self-defense against her ruthless violence.”
Other than that, Iron also mentioned that he broke up with her after he found out that she had another boyfriend.
“I was so afraid of her in that state, and I found out she has a boyfriend so we broke up. She was my girlfriend once, so I know the kind of warped mentality she can have. As I got to know her, the more I felt extreme dread. I did not harshly assault the woman nor did I threaten her. I’m a person with a lot of flaws, but I have not caused harm to others or hurt them because of my wants,” he continued.
We don’t know about you but we did not see that explanation coming. What are your thoughts on Iron’s side of the story? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below!