On September 19, Hara held an interview with media outlet E Daily. She began, "I deeply apologize for causing fans and the public concerns due to this incident the past few days. Now, I hope to put an end to this incident which has grown uncontrollably out of proportion."
Hara then addressed her relationship with her ex-boyfriend 'A' for the first time. "We had a healthy dating relationship. Just a few weeks ago, we were a happy couple like in the movies, a couple who could never have imagined words such as 'assault' and 'police investigation' between us. We did have fights once in a while, but they were like any other couple. And then recently, we ran into a small misunderstanding which we were not able to overcome, and our fight grew bigger," the singer shared.
Furthermore, Hara reflected, "When the incident became a public issue through news reports, we began to fight back and forth like children in the dirt, carrying out an unsightly war of attrition. But when a fight occurs, there is responsibility on both ends. It cannot be because of the fault of one side."
Finally, Hara said, "I want to forgive, and to be forgiven by, the person whom I once loved. I hope that this person, who is talented and deserving of respect, will overcome this incident and find a bright future. Once again, I bow my head in deep apology to fans and the public."
When asked about the SNS controversy involving former KARA member Jiyoung, Hara waved the issue off, firmly stating, "It's not even something to address. We do not have a bad relationship at all."