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Jung Ho Kang is being investigated for sexual assault

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South Korean baseball player Jung Ho Kang for the Pittsburgh Pirates of MLB is being investigated for sexual assault. The incident allegedly occurred last month on June 17 when the Pittsburgh Pirates were in Chicago to play the Cubs.


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A Chicago police spokesperson stated that Jung Ho Kang hasn't been arrested or charged of any crimes but is being investigated for the alleged sexual assault. According to the Chicago Tribune:


"Chicago police are investigating a sexual assault allegation against Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over an incident that allegedly took place when his team was in town last month, a police spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

According to police, the Chicago woman met Kang through Bumble, a location-based dating app that allows only women to initiate conversations. Kang invited the woman to his Magnificent Mile hotel room on June 17, hours after the Pirates had lost a day game to the Cubs.


The woman told investigators she arrived at Kang's room at the Westin Hotel around 10 p.m. and he served her an alcoholic drink, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. She said she blacked out about 15 to 20 minutes later, then drifted in and out of consciousness as he sexually assaulted her.


She told police she did not fully awaken until she was in a taxi and on her way home, according to Guglielmi."


Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued the following statement:


"We have been made aware of the allegation that has been made against Jung Ho Kang. We take allegations of this type extremely seriously. Pursuant to the Joint MLB/MLBPA Policy on such matters, this matter is exclusively before the Commissioner's Office at this time. We have and will continue to cooperate fully with the Commissioner's Office. As a result of the ongoing police investigation, we cannot comment further at this time. We have also advised our staff and our players that they should not comment on the matter either. We all need to be respectful to the police investigation of a very serious allegation."


Jung Ho Kang is a five time all-star in Korea's KBO and won the NL rookie of the month award for July of 2015. He is currently in his second season in the Major Leagues.

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    daFoolio Thursday, July 7, 2016

    seriously... innocent until proven guilty fo sho....  as such a higher profile person... i don't think they would drug a woman to have sex with them.  they got $$... just hire pros!  but like others have said... they met on an app... he invited her over to his HOTEL at 10PM... come on... did she think they would just Netflix and chill??  naaaaaaaaaah~~~ if i asked a woman to come to my hotel at 10PM and she said ok.... i'd be butt nekked when i open the door!!  lol

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    annette_p Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Maybe she is one of the same that accused Yoochun? There must be some sort of women pack that are going around accusing Korean celebrities that have money. innocent until proven guilty.

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    peaceoutayll Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Just curious, are male celebs and famous people in Korea that sexually deprived enough to commit such offense against women or they are just not smart enough to not commit such crime?

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    jrayn Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    It's not right to blame the supposed victim for not knowing better if she didn't consent to it and it's also not right to automatically assume the man is guilty. It seems a lot of people misunderstand scandals posted on this site. NOTHING is confirmed, only reported. Meaning this could either be bull or legit, we don't know yet. It's a shame people form opinions and consider a report to be fact. We should remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

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    whosandra Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    First of all, all of you guys should be ashamed. What world do we live in that it's ok to have sexual relationships were only one is ok with it. This is clearly rape and this man must not get away with it. Second of all everyone saying " oh will it was 10 o'clock what else did she think was gonna happen". Again with the we women are humans too and have a choice, if we want to meet up and talk and hope to follow up the next day it's our choice ( man and women) and if we choice to just have a one night stand its our choice ( man and women). But what isn't our choice is for one person to drug the other to get a chance to have sexual relations, or to have any type of things going down when one is not okay with it OR EVEN     CONSIOUS!

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    veronicavivian Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    First of all, I in no way think there is any valid excuse to abuse someone in any way. That said, I'm a bit confused. If you go to a stranger's hotel room at 10pm, what the hell did you think would happen?? You won't have deep conversations about life...if you use an app to meet people and you go to a STRANGER's hotel room, anything can happen.

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    Dramafan Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    another drama starting.. I wanna know how many episodes this will have

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    Bornshitlow Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    omg again?! ...

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    bangeryun94 Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Just wondering how all those *details* got released since the Pirates and the Chicago PD are saying NOTHING.

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    2fat bangeryun94 Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    You won't be getting a minute by minute report on this case.

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    bangeryun94 2fat Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    No but I'm willing to bet we'll be getting speculation passed off as fact

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    Keepinitkreal Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Why can't these Korean men keep their hands off of women?!

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    annette_p Keepinitkreal Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Why can't these women stop going after celebs money .

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    Keepinitkreal annette_p Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    True but it's been happening more and more out side of celebrities. Especially in kr with foreigners. Then again hoes don't care so you're right

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