Park Shi Hoo Is Sued for Rape But Denies Allegations through Official Statement

Park Shi Hoo Is Sued for Rape But Denies Allegations through Official Statement

The K-Entertainment world was caught in a media frenzy when popular actor Park Shi Hoo was announced to be sued for rape.

According to the person pressing charges, Park Shi Hoo met with 22 year old “A” through mutual acquaintances. “A” was a trainee in an entertainment agency with dreams of becoming a celebrity. “A” claims that after a night of heavy drinking, she got drunk and blacked out and when she awoke, she found herself in bed with Park Shi Hoo.

On the other hand, Park Shi Hoo’s sources denied this allegation. On February 19, Park Shi Hoo’s side made an official statement about this matter and said, “It is true that Park Shi Hoo was introduced to ‘A’ through a mutual friend and it is true that they drank together. However, they both felt a mutual attraction and spent the night together in mutual consent. It was not rape.”

They continued, “Park Shi Hoo is not ashamed of his stance on this matter and the truth will come to light through investigations. Please wait a little longer.”

To Park Shi Hoo’s fans, Park Shi Hoo stated, “I bow my head in apologies to make you worried.” To the media outlets, he asked, “Please do not write any articles based on assumptions or exaggerations until the police investigation is over.”

This case brings up a few questions since Park Shi Hoo is known to be a lightweight and cannot take in much alcohol. Netizens began to dig up Park Shi Hoo’s past TV appearances where he made statements such as, “I’m not a good drinker,” “It’s been so hard to date after my debut,” and “I’ve been single for seven years.”

Last year, on December 10, Park Shi Hoo was a guest on SBS’s “Healing Camp,” which was his first time on a talk show by himself.

Park Shi Hoo found great success with the dramas, “Prosecutor Princess,” “The Princess’ Man” and “Alice In Cheongdamdong,” and earning nicknames such as “Korea’s most desirable man.” But on the show, he revealed that dating doesn’t come that easily to him.

On the show, Park Shi Hoo shared, “After a three year long relationship in 2005, I haven’t been able to date for the past seven years.” He also said, “It’s been hard to date after I became an actor,” and “I am a guy so I did go on a few dates but it never developed into anything serious.”

Park Shi Hoo’s alcohol capacity is also becoming a hot topic. His colleagues from past projects also acknowledged that Park Shi Hoo is not a good drinker. Previously, fellow actor Jung Jae Young spoke at the press conference for the film, “Confession of Murder” and said, “He [Park Shi Hoo] really can’t drink. He pours about 1/4 of beer into a glass and fills up the rest with soda. He can last about 2 hours with that drink but his face becomes very red.”

Park Shi Hoo also shared a story about how he drank with Lee Byung Hun in the past. He said, “I was drinking and I had about one and a half glass when all of a sudden, Lee Byung Hun appeared. He started to pour me a glass but I honestly told him that I couldn’t drink,” and “I think as a senior, he probably thought I was being disrespectful as a junior. To make things worse, I started to doze off while he was there. But through that, we got to know each other more.” He also stated, “I always fall asleep when we’re drinking so my seniors joking say, ‘He’s such a consistent sleeper.’ But it’s not because I’m arrogant but it’s because I’m really weak with alcohol.”

 Stay tuned to Soompi for more updates on this case.

34 comments
bluebird
bluebird

I'm trading all my Park Shi Hoo DVD collections right now!.....I'm switching to Park Yoo Chun!....his cute!

m74u
m74u

It will make a lot of people sad if PSH is really guilty on this allegations. I hope the truth will be revealed soon. But first, why not name this girl also? Is there someone backing her up behind this case? It seems odd that she's cool enough to get drunk with a celebrity and then shouts rape the next morning after sleeping it off at the celebrity's very own apartment. Wouldn't she have confront the very person she slept with first? PSH is 35 and a celebrity with no gf commitment. One night stand may not sound good but will he be condemned because of it? I really hope PSH will come out of this mess...

liliankuan
liliankuan

Won't it lookeed like a story in the K-drama, I don't think the victim is virgin and innocent at this age. Sure she had some feelings to him too since he is quite good-looking {better than Lee Byung Hun, he is also famous playboy among Korean actresses) and famous celebrity. Why this allegation brought out, maybe her requirements didn't fulfill.

1019elfyoonaddict
1019elfyoonaddict

THIS WILL REALLY AFFECT PSH'S CAREER EITHER HE WILL GO UP OR GO DOWN L-)

nathalievillaviza
nathalievillaviza

once a men and a woman got drunk,we knew what next..the age does'nt matter,she's not a young girl,anyway park shi hoo was admits that he was sex with the woman,atleast he did'nt denied..to close the issue.just get married if u love each other thats the best solution.

eddielim831
eddielim831

Why are people shocked that a 35-year old celebrity would get drunk and have sex with a 22-year old girl? It happens every day in Korea and not just for celebrities. If the world only knew the dirty underbelly sub-culture in Korea.

777suns
777suns

This guy has problems too.. you either continue to like him for his acting or don't... People get surprised when they see their idols caught up in any kind of trouble - but they forget no one is perfect... Yes he's capable of raping a girl - or that girl is totally trying to get some money off him. Most likely they'll prove him innocent, but it is what it is...

polkadotpiggy
polkadotpiggy

ohhhh plz. a man who has girls begging to sleep with them.. raping a girl? T-T I CALL BS

momnaj
momnaj

be more careful...

toGETherONE
toGETherONE

Dohhh~ waiting for more evidence before any conclusions to this topic.

jackna
jackna

consistent sleeper. lol. His business, his problems, his resolutions. People are either gonna hate you or keep supporting you.

fallentenshi
fallentenshi

Putting rape to one side for a moment.. what the heck is he doing with a 22 years old who he just met in bed?! what the heck?! One night stand... *sighs* A bit disappointed in him.

fallentenshi
fallentenshi

Putting rape to one side for a moment.. what the heck is he doing with a 22 years old who he just met in bed?! what the heck?! One night stand... *sighs* A bit disappointed in him.

denise31
denise31

damn the whole thing sucks. I'm sad regardless.

linyang
linyang

I liked PSH for his acting. But about a couple of months a ago, I had some not very positive feeling about him. First, I couldn't finish watching the second half of Alice in Cheongdamdong as I felt it was too much acting, but soulless. Then, all kinds of news reports about him, interviews, etc which was quite strange as he had been very quiet before, shy from the public eye. I could see he was trying some PR initiatives for the new venture that he and his brother planned to run independently of the agency he had been with. But, I found those PR efforts were not sophisticated, not well organized, and quite superficial, reflecting on his poor judgment calls. Also contrarian to his image as a humble man, his ego somehow exploded as well. When I found the news yesterday about the allegation, I was not very surprised as I have been watching him paving this route for a while. PSH was no longer careful, somewhat lost his mind. And the timing is horrible. One way or another, he would fall. I only hope no one will get hurt too much and PSH has a chance to repair his reputation.

linyang
linyang

Innocent or not, a 35-year-old man letting a one-night-stand with a young girl turn to such an ugly scandal reflects on his poor IQ or EQ. Yea, he is good looking. But I just can't fancy a guy who is not smart ...

chris2010
chris2010

I dont know what actually happened and if he is huilty or not and I think it is up to the court to decide. And I hope they all get a fair trial. But I kinda have a problem with how lightly people are taking the whope situation....So the guy is accused of rape and this "brings up a few questions" for the writer and some netizens apparently....about his alcohol tolerance. This is a serious allegation and some interviews and shows are quite irrelevant in a court of law I'm afraid. Also, this leads me to ask this question: why does it matter to you if he was drunk or not? You still get convicted if you assault someone while drunk. He has great charisma, he can have anyone he wants. That is no argument. Also, I dont know whether this girl wants his money or not, but since Im a woman and have heard of enough injustices done to other women, Im not going to just blame it on her, call her a slut, etc. Please show some kindness and solidarity to your fellow women, who knows what actually happened? We cant start blaming people, maybe he didnt do it, maybe he did. Women and rape are a sensitive topic and I think us women should not fall in this trap of thinking "maybe she asked for it", "maybe she wants his money", "maybe he did it, he is a womanizer". Hope I got my point across.

realisticone
realisticone

lolz, all of you who thinks the police can solve this mess is so dead wrong. How on earth can anyone prove whether or not she got raped? What, u think there will be a video of it? $100 says the police will announce this guy's innocent after like a month or so :/ not that I believe it or anything

bashful
bashful

don't use alcohol as an excuse...this is all I have to say if ppl can't hold their liquor don't drink if you have to drink around ppl you trust. I like PSH so I hope police will find the truth.

bashful
bashful

well let hope the truth will come out. Sometime even though you have money it will not solve matters.

linyang
linyang

I don't believe anyone 100%, especially an actor. Come on, how do you really know a person who is an actor? through his acting, or carefully articulated public image? Or you may also trust a politician. Personally, I like his acting, especially in Family Honor. But face it, he is certainly not very smart. He should know, as Korean drama actor, he should do anything and evrything to protect his public image, because this is the only asset he has. He is not a young man and has not much time to reset his public image. It is a shame. But what can you do? :))

Denali
Denali

This kind of accusation is rather unprecedented in K-ent, except for a few actresses who ended up blacklisted and eventually committed suicide. This aspiring actress has already lost everything from a Korean point of view - a potential career and her pride, since such deed is considered to be a shame on the victim. Thus I'd tend to think she has a very solid reason for sueing him. PS: the comments below on PSH's charisma clearly demonstrate a complete ignorance of what's at stake in rape and the psychological mechanisms leading to such behavior.

The Real CZ
The Real CZ

It's too early to take sides. It's best for people to wait for more information to come out. It would be nice if people didn't slut-shame the girl, accusing her of trying to extort money from Park Shi Hoo. Likewise, it would be nice if people didn't label Park Shi Hoo as a rapist. There's no way we could know at this point.<br>

lixinxin
lixinxin

Or maybe they were both stone drunk and spent the night together like that. If that's really the case, you might be able to argue that they were both raped by alcohol. Or not.<br><br>Still, if he knew that he was bad with alcohol, he shouldn't have asked anybody to drink together and it sounds like maybe he didn't drink. (Note that his statement makes it sound like he was lucid during the incident.) A drunk person saying OK is not the same as the person being OK with it and maybe he doesn't realize that at the time.<br><br>Don't say that he can get laid whenever he wants. A crazy woman who wants him would probably not only like date rape him but also make a big scandal to force him to tie himself to her. NOT SEXY.<br>This is not likely to be the case with the trainee because he didn't respond like "Whoa, I'm the victim here." But I could be wrong.

Jomo143
Jomo143

What does his alcohol tolerance have to do with her consenting or not?

sarahelbakri
sarahelbakri

As an actor he must be carful... Park shi hoo you can't be accusing... especially as this way.

filmfreak16
filmfreak16

OMO.. I' don't think it was a rape, cause come on this guy doesn't need any every girl would would like to date him.. LOLz

imsomessedup
imsomessedup

this is a man who could get laid whenever he wants why would he take advantage of someone like that and how does someone get sued (monetary compensation???) for rape lmao doesn't the offender just get charged and then sentenced

samarendra
samarendra

plz don't take sides and refrain from it be it park shi hoo or the alleged victim.....she has more to loose if she is lying... we all know stars usually easily get way and also there are lot of examples of powerful star and agencies in the past and present have buried all accusation becoz of their powerful status and connections...... .i am not accusing park shi hoo and he may be innocent but saying that she will loose more than park shi hoo if she is lying...

hodtotu
hodtotu

At first woman´s body is usually smaller so alcohol has quicker and stronger influence as in the case of a man. Secondly, there is a difference how woman´s and man´s body deal with the alcohol and it is not in favor of woman which means that even if woman´s body is of the same size as man´s body, woman gets drunk easier. The golden rule for girls is to drink at maximum only 1/2 of what man drinks. Actually I always wonder how people get drunk so much that then they do not remember anything. It has never happened to me also simply because when I feel that I have enough I stop drinking alcohol and drink only lemonade.

jkytam
jkytam

If this is consensual, this woman would not be crying rape, especially that she wanted a career in entertainment. Innocent or not, PSH's image is greatly tarnished.

jace.chang
jace.chang

What if the girl "consented" when she blacked out, but simply can't remember because of that? Now...where are the netizens saying that the girl was very fortunate to have been bedded by Park Shi Hoo??

NileRose
NileRose

I believe he is Innocent bcz this Nobel bigger than doing this action I hope he make those who accused him pay to what they did .

Ale
Ale

I believe Park Shi Hoo 100%. >_<