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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Friday, August 24, 2018

Hwayoung states she is a victim of dating violence in her relationship with LJ


On August 24, actress Hwayoung held an exclusive interview with news outlet Sports Kyeonghyang, as buzz surrounding entertainer LJ's SNS photos taken with Hwayoung continued to stir up the media. 

Hwayoung stated in her interview, "I got to know LJ about a year ago. He was so nice to me that I asked him if he liked me, but he answered 'no' so I thought he was treating me like a little sister. However, about 2 months ago, he confessed to me and seeing truth in his kindness from the past year, we decided to take some time to consider our relationship without minding outer appearances, only our feelings. However, not long after, he began showing his hidden, violent side as well as his obsessive personality, and so in just one week, I told him we should remain acquaintances."

"I comforted him and tried to remain friends, but he kept fasting or threatening to commit suicide, and then resorted to threatening me with 'I'm going to call the news reporters'. My twin sister Hyoyoung even took LJ's side when I said he was threatening me, so it wasn't easy for me," Hwayoung confessed.

Afterward, Hwayoung said that LJ entered her house without permission. "In the early morning of August 22, I drew a stern line in our relationship, but he continued showing signs of violent behavior. He forcefully took my cell phone and entered my house without permission, so I had no choice but to yell and protect myself. People started gathering around us, then the police came and sent him home, but the next day, he posted those photos on Instagram." 

Furthermore, "LJ sent me a threatening text message saying, 'If we release an official statement that we have been dating for 2 years, then I will stop'. But I've only known him for a year, the time period we spent considering a relationship was only a week, and then he made me suffer for the past 2 months."

Hwayoung also confessed that LJ took photos of her in a swimsuit without permission. Finally, the actress relayed, "I spent so many days alone and in tears, suffering from selfish love and threats. Even so, I brought out my courage in order to reveal the truth, so that I do not receive unfair treatment. I don't know who would even understand my perspective of not wanting to admit to such a brief relationship full of fear, to the point where I could not think of him as normal, but I'm displaying courage. I will not stay silent and be victimized any longer." 
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