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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Actor Kang Ji Hwan's agency responds to his sexual assault arrest

AKP STAFF

Actor Kang Ji Hwan's agency has responded the news of his sexual assault arrest

On July 10, Huayi Brothers Korea stated, "We regret to greet you with this shameful news. We're currently looking into the situation with the involved party about the recent issues that have arisen. With the seriousness of this case, we also take responsibility for not managing our actor more thoroughly. We're currently careful about giving a statement as the police investigation is ongoing and the results are not yet out."

The label continued, "We ask you to understand that we're careful about releasing a statement as the victims are also staff members, who we'd also like to protect. Kang Ji Hwan is canceling everything in his schedule to faithfully participate in the police investigation. We sincerely apologize for causing worry to so many people due to this shameful incident."

As previously reported, Kang Ji Hwan drank with two female acquaintances A and B on July 9. After they had fallen asleep, Kang Ji Hwan allegedly raped A and sexually assaulted B. Kang has stated to the police that he does not remember anything because he was drunk. 

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kagayakugucci3,925 pts Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This is such a shockingly well written and reasonable statement. Given the track record of Korean entertainment agencies' statements when their (usually male) talent gets into a scandal, I got here with full expectation that I'll roll my eyes so hard they'll just fall out of my sockets completely...but it was actually completely respectful! Credit where credit is due.


The optimist in me thinks that maybe not all agencies are utterly slimy and won't rush to shield their predatory male talent no matter what, but the cynic in me thinks that it's just the matter of the fact that probably the situation is so bad this time that it's not beneficial for them to do so.

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Y_C_Lee1,942 pts Wednesday, July 10, 2019 0
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

At least a sensible statement after so many instances of flat out denials only to be slapped on the face later statements other agencies issued.

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