Hara offered to come to a fair settlement, however, her ex-boyfriend Choi has rejected it.
According to Chosun Ilbo's exclusive report on September 21, Hara's side requested to end the ongoing controversy by coming to a settlement. An insider from Choi's side stated, "Hara's legal representative delivered their wish to come to a settlement a total of 3 times."
A reporter reached out to lawyer Moon Jin Goo of the Shin & Kim law firm and asked, "Did you really deliver the wish for a settlement (on behalf of Hara)?", the lawyer replied, "We cannot share a comment at the moment."
Meanwhile, Choi's legal representative, Kwak Jun Ho, confirmed the report to be true, stating, "It's true we have received an offer for a settlement from Hara's legal representative." However, "We have nothing much to say as there are no changes in our client's stance."
After attending police questioning, Hara officially apologized and expressed the wish to end controversy involving her ex-boyfriend. However, an acquaintance of Choi told Chosun Ilbo, "The request for a settlement and apology should've been given to Choi first. Choi is very upset that Hara delivered the apology and wish for a settlement through a media interview rather than directly to him," and added, "He'll give various thoughts throughout the Chuseok holiday but coming to a settlement will not be easy."