In the evening of October 20, the actor left for the United States to carry out his schedule. This marks his first public appearance after becoming involved in a blackmailing scandal with girl group GLAM‘s Kim Dahee and model Lee Ji Yeon in September.
The actor appeared lean and fatigued as he stood in front of the reporters, and said, “I feel apologetic towards those I have disappointed, and I feel regretful. In particular, I am sorry to my wife and family. I will try to recover the wounds that my wife sustained.”
“I will do my best to recover the wounds that my wife sustained. I will resignedly accept the criticism about myself. However, I will try to take decisive measures against incorrect claims and do my best to correct them,” the actor concluded, expressing his position in the issue.
In the United States, Lee Byung Hun will be performing his duties as a spokesperson for California, as well as attend a meeting related to the next G.I. Joe film. His return date has not been decided.
Meanwhile, GLAM’s Kim Dahee and Lee Ji Yeon were charged with blackmailing the actor for 5 million won, and the first trial took place on October 16. While the blackmailers acknowledged their actions, they claimed the demands occurred after they decided to cut off ties with Lee Byung Hun.