Posted by drifter6,136 pts Monday, July 15, 2019

Kang Ji Hwan Admits To All Charges In Sexual Assault Case


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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Chark_Attack1,583 pts Monday, July 15, 2019 2
Monday, July 15, 2019

The truth comes out. Sorry the two women not only had gone through the assault but also had to deal with the victim blaming following them reporting the crime. I hope the court hands out an appropriate sentence that fits the crime.


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kagayakugucci4,138 pts Monday, July 15, 2019 13
Monday, July 15, 2019

Even though he isn't a young pretty idol oppa, he still had plenty of victim-blamers rushing to his defense. Despite the women conducting themselves pretty much as "ideal victims," victim-blamers would reach for any possible theory to portray them as liars, and I'm willing to bet that most of those people will feel no remorse about it. The guilty party in sexual assault will unfortunately always be a woman to some (e.g.: Why did they go to a man's home, what did they expect would happen? Why are they damaging his image/career by speaking up about what he has done to them?).

I cannot even begin to imagine these brave women's pain and the terror they had to go through every step of the way, with their repeated calls to the police not connecting, waking up to find themselves being violated, having the strength to go to the sexual assault victims' center and report everything immediately after, only to be regarded as liars by some in the end. I pray that he's going away for a long time and that this is the only time that he has raped, and I hope that this will bring some closure to the victims so that they can begin to heal.


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