Actor Lee Seo Won Charged With Sexually Harassing And Threatening Female Celebrity, Agency Responds
Actor Lee Seo Won has been charged with sexual harassment and making threats with a weapon, and his agency Blossom Entertainment has responded with an apology.
On May 16, news outlet JoongAng Ilbo reported that the Seoul Gwangjin Police stated that they had charged Lee Seo Won on April 8 and investigated him, before sending his case to the prosecution with a recommendation of indictment. The police stated, “The victim was a female celebrity. We forwarded the case to the Seoul East District Prosecutors’ Office earlier this month.”
According to the police, while drinking with a female celebrity (referred to as “A”), Lee Seo Won had attempted to kiss her and make physical contact, and was rejected. When he continued to attempt to make physical contact, “A” called her boyfriend to ask for help. Lee Seo Won is said to have become angry and threatened her with a weapon.
The police stated to the news outlet, “Lee Seo Won was investigated in a very inebriated state. He swore at the police officer and shouted.”
After looking into the situation, Lee Seo Won’s agency has released the following statement:
“Hello. This is Blossom Entertainment.
“We sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people through the shameful incident related to actor Lee Seo Won. Firstly, we did not know about this situation before we received a request for confirmation from the media. After verifying with him in order to understand the exact truth, we learned that it was something that happened after he had drank alcohol at a private meeting with an acquaintance.
“There are no excuses to be made. We bow our heads to everyone and express our apologies. We are sorry.
“Currently, actor Lee Seo Won has recognized his error and is deeply reflecting about causing concern to the other party and many people due to his thoughtless and mistaken actions.
“We once again sincerely express our deep apologies to everyone, and we will sincerely take part in the upcoming investigation. We are sorry.”
Lee Seo Won is an actor that has appeared in dramas including “Uncontrollably Fond,” “Hospital Ship,” “The Liar and His Lover,” and more. He is a member of the cast of the upcoming drama “About Time.” He is also currently an MC of KBS’s “Music Bank.”
Sources from both “About Time” and “Music Bank” have stated they are in discussions and preparing statements.
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