Jul 15, 2019
by J. K
Kang Ji Hwanhas issued an official statement admitting to all charges in his sexual assault case.
The actor was apprehended by the police at his home in Gwangju on July 9 at 10:50 p.m. KST for suspicions of quasi-rape according to the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes. A warrant was filed for his arrest on July 12.
Kang Ji Hwan is charged with sexual assault against two outsourced staff members who were at his home on July 9. It’s said that after having a company dinner with agency employees and outsourced staff members, Kang Ji Hwan and the two staff members went to his home to drink more together. One of the victims has stated that she woke up and witnessed Kang Ji Hwan attempting to sexually assault the other victim. She also told police that she believes she was assaulted as well because her own clothes were in severe disarray.
On July 15, Kang Ji Hwan’s legal team issued the following statement:
This is Kang Ji Hwan’s law firm HwaHyun. We are conveying Kang Ji Hwan’s official statement.
This is Kang Ji Hwan. I admit to all charges and I bow my head and sincerely apologize to the victims that I have hurt greatly with my irreparable wrongdoing. I want to also apologize to everyone that I have concerned because of this. I will accept punishment for my crimes and make atonement.
I apologize profusely.
Signed, Kang Ji Hwan.
Kang Ji Hwan was starring in the drama “Joseon Survival,” however he has canceled all activities following his arrest. It was announced on July 15 that actor Seo Ji Suk will be taking over his role.
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