NU’EST’s Baekho has been found not guilty of sexual assault.
On April 16, it was reported that the prosecution had dismissed the case and acquitted Baekho of sexual assault charges, ending an eight month-long legal dispute that began in 2017.
Pledis Entertainment confirmed the news and stated, “We received an official notice today that he has been cleared of all charges.” They emphasized, “This is proof that what was alleged never happened to begin with, and that Baekho is innocent.”
In June 2017, person “A” claimed she was sexually assaulted by Baekho when they were in middle school in 2009. She pressed charges against him and the police forwarded the case to the prosecution in September.
At the time, Pledis Entertainment released an official statement denying all allegations and stated that they would be taking legal action on the grounds of a violation of laws regarding the promotion of information and communication network use and protection of information.