Prosecution Demands 1 Year Sentence For Rapper Iron

The third trial for rapper Iron’s assault and threat case against his ex-girlfriend, hereafter referred to as A, was held on June 27 at the Seoul Central District Court.

Iron was indicted last April 13 and has been on trial since. He was accused of assaulting A last September, as well as threatening to falsely report her after hurting his own thigh with a knife in October. He has denied all accusations laid against him.

During the trial, the prosecution interrogated, “Regarding the assault case in September 2016, you said that you hit the victim’s face once following her request. However, during the investigation, you stated that you did not hit her and that your hand bumped into her face instead.” Iron replied, “I don’t remember well, but A always requested me to hit her. I could have bumped into her because of that, but I did not assault her.”

The prosecution also questioned, “While getting your thigh treated, you stated that you hurt yourself by mistake after drinking alcohol. The medical certificate states that you hurt yourself out of anger. Is this true?” To which Iron responded, “At that time, I had both suspicion and faith in A, so I said I [hurt] myself.” He claimed that he blamed himself for the injury.

The stance on both ends remains hostile. A’s lawyer stated, “I prepared further evidence [against Iron] through social media records, and articles that testify to Iron’s lack of remorse.”

The prosecution demanded a one-year sentence in prison for Iron, as Iron is denying his accusations and refusing to form an agreement with the victim.

During the final statement of the trial, Iron expressed, “At first, I was angered and thought that some sides of the matter were unfair. But as the trial prolonged, I realized that I hurt [others’] feelings. I think I’m getting punished for that.”

The final trial for Iron’s case will be held on July 20 at 10 a.m. KST.

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