The court had previously found him guilty of all charges and sentenced him to 2 years of probation and 80 hours of community service with 8 months of prison time if probation is broken. However, his ex-girlfriend's representatives appealed the sentence, alleging it was too light.
The first appeal trial took place on July 19 at the Seoul Central District Court, but Iron did not show up. The courts stated they requested the notice of receipt of lawsuit records, reason of appeal, and defendant subpoena, and they "were able to contact the manager, and though he said he would attend to receive the forms, he did not."
Meanwhile, the rapper's ex-girlfriend's reps expressed, "The trial is being delayed through abnormal means. Iron has disappeared since the verdict in the first trial, and he's delayed the second trial for appeal a year after, making the victim try once again."
The appeal trial has now been delayed to August 23.