The photos are apparently from the night of August 11th at around 9 PM when Hara, Lee Soo Hyuk, and their mutual friend Hong Jong Hyun enjoyed a night out at a Chinese restaurant in Cheongdamdong, Seoul. Hara and Lee Soo Hyuk both wore their caps to be more discreet and were spotted exiting the restaurant one-by-one.
DSP Media responded to the rekindled rumors, "Hara and Lee Soo Hyuk are not dating. They are just friends."
Lee Soo Hyuk's agency Sidus HQ stated, "It's really funny, actually. It's embarrassing to even explain ourselves this time. The two of them are nothing more than friends... Hara is close with male models. Lee Soo Hyuk is just one of them. Also, the agency knew of this get-together. We hope that there are no unnecessary misunderstandings."