Following her trial to appeal on August 18, Han Seo Hee told her side of the story for the first time to K-Star media. She stated, "I acknowledge my crime, and I'm deeply reflecting on my actions." When the reporter asked her if she felt wrongly accused of anything, she responded, "The one who offered it was the other party. I've never forcibly offered anything, and the electronic cigarette in question was not mine."
She explained T.O.P took the electronic cigarette from his own pocket, and only later did she find it contained the drug. Han Seo Hee continued, "I had less to lose than him, and he had a lot to lose. That's probably why they tried to put the blame on me. There are a lot of things I think are unfair, but even if I explained each thing, people won't believe me. That's why I think it's better to hold back and move on."
Han Seo Hee previously received her sentencing this past June, and she's currently in the process of appealing. Meanwhile, T.O.P will no longer be serving as a conscripted serviceman and will not be appealing his sentence.