Local news source Dispatch has once again released documentation related to the alleged assault and battery case against Kim Hyun Joong filed by his girlfriend, “A.”
Today, Dispatch published pictures of the injuries “A” allegedly obtained from abuse by Kim Hyun Joong, as well as the injury certificate from the hospital that “A” submitted to the police for investigation. “A” claims she received these injuries at Kim Hyun Joong’s house on May 30 of this year. “A” claims that as of May, the two were dating and had been fighting over Kim Hyun Joong’s issues with other women, and that on May 30, the arguing led to physical abuse by Kim Hyun Joong.
According to the injury certificate, the doctor who examined her observed that “A” suffered spraining and bruising on her left shoulder joint, and she experienced tenderness and bruising in her chest, both arms, left hip, and left side of her face. The doctor prescribed a two-week recovery period.
Currently, the police have finished questioning “A.” The date has yet to be set for Kim Hyun Joong’s questioning, although it is expected to take place in early September.
The case was first revealed to the public on August 22. Dispatch reported that “A,” Kim Hyun Joong’s girlfriend of two years, pressed criminal charges against the star for repeated instances of assault and battery between May and July of this year.
The following day, Keyeast, Kim Hyun Joong’s management agency, released an official statement downplaying both the claims of repeated assault, stating that the recent assault was the isolated result of a playful incident, and the length of Kim Hyun Joong’s relationship with “A.” On August 25, Dispatch revealed evidence that appeared to refute Keyeast’s statement, with photos of Kim Hyun Joong and “A” and text messages between the two from 2012. The texts, in which Kim Hyun Joong professed his love and pleaded not to break up, appeared to support “A’s” claims that the two had dated for years, not months. In another text, Kim Hyun Joong appeared to refer to another incident of assault, apologizing for “bruising and pain.”
In response, a representative from Keyeast spoke to news agency Osen, stating,“Through police investigation, the truth will clearly be revealed… In order for this issue to be resolved quickly, [Kim Hyun Joong] will fully cooperate with the police investigations as soon as he returns from Thailand.” Kim Hyun Joong had followed through with his schedule to perform at his solo concert in Bangkok on August 23.