A manager of boy group EXO has been fined for physically assaulting a fan at an airport last year.
It was announced on April 29 that the court ordered a fine of one million won (approximately $930 USD) to manager A (34) who works for SM Entertainment.
Manager A was charged with physically harming fan B at the Incheon International Airport on August 19, 2014.
While moving with members of EXO in the parking lot of the airport, he hit the back of B’s head with his hand. B strained her neck and gained bruises when her head subsequently hit her camera. The hospital estimated two weeks for her injuries to fully heal.
At the time of the incident, EXO members were coming back from their schedule in Nanjing, China.
In court, A denied the accusations, stating, “I saw the victim at the time, but I did not assault her nor did I inflict physical harm upon her.”
Nonetheless, the court ruled him guilty, based on the evidence provided.