Actor and singer Ryu Si Won has been found guilty of threatening and assaulting his wife, as well as violation of the law on the protection and use of location information.
This past May, the actor was prosecuted without detention for the installation in 2011 of a GPS device on his wife’s vehicle as well as a ‘spy GPS’ application on his wife’s phone. In addition, charges were pressed for threats and assault; upon his wife’s request that he get rid of the GPS devices, the actor hit her several times in the face and made threats of calling hired hands.
Ryu Si Won was found guilty on all accounts, and received a monetary penalty of 7 million won (approx. 6900 USD).
The actor’s agency R’s Company said to Star News on September 4 that they have yet to read the official sentencing for the case, and that once they do, they will be releasing an official statement.
Currently, Ryu Si Won and his wife are in the middle of a divorce suit.