A few days after his gaslighting and forced abortion scandal made the headlines, Kim Seon Ho (김선호) has finally broken his silence to address the controversy.
Just moments ago (Tuesday, 20th October), the popular Hallyu star came up with a formal statement of apology directed to an alleged former lover of him (referred to as A) and also to his fans who were obviously taken aback by the recent news.
Kim’s statement reads:
“This is Kim Seon Ho. First, I like to apologise for my delayed statement. When I first saw the news articles with my name on them a few days ago, I experienced a fear like I had never felt before, which is why I am only now presenting myself in writing.
(Back then) I dated this person with good feelings. But during the relationship, I hurt this person due to my incompetence and lack of consideration. I wanted to meet this person again in order to deliver my sincere apology, but I am currently unable to do so and am waiting for that time when I am presented with the opportunity.
“In the meantime, I hope to sincerely relay my apology through this letter. I would also like to apologise to all those who trusted me and supported me, for disappointing you. I was only able to stand tall as actor Kim Seon Ho because of the people who cheered me on, but I completely forgot about this fact. I also take this time to apologise to the many people who worked with me on various productions despite the harm which I have caused, due to my mistakes.
Once again, I want to sincerely apologise to all who may have been hurt by this incident. I know that these ramblings are insufficient to reach many of you earnestly, but I am sincerely offering my honest thoughts, that I am truly sorry.”
The home label to the 35-year-old actor, Salt Entertainment also released a follow-up statement in light of his written apology. They shared. “We would like to apologise due to actor Kim Seon Ho’s private matters. We would like to deliver our apologies to fans who were disappointed or hurt by the recent events.”
Speaking of A, a media outlet in South Korea recently dished more information on the identity of Kim’s ex-GF, who raised the accusations against the actor. According to an exclusive report by SPOTV, A is a woman who has worked in the broadcasting industry for almost a decade, beginning from the late 00s up ’til the mid 10s.
The publication further claimed that A was known among those in the showbiz as a “talented and beautiful young career woman“, prior to leaving the industry to pursue her career in commerce. Additionally, SPOTV News revealed that the lady in question is currently known as a social media influencer.
Earlier, reports circulated stating that Kim’s contract with SALT Entertainment was supposed to expire in September. However, it was extended for a short period of time due to his involvement in the drama series “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”.
It saddens to hear that the 35-year-old actor will be edited out of KBS2’s variety show “One Night Two Days”. Sources have also confirmed that Kim Seon Ho will be removed from Lee Sang Geun’s romantic comedy film “2 O’Clock Date” as well as “Dog Days”.