Goo Hara Shares Her Side Of The Story On Assault Incident With Boyfriend
Dispatch confirmed the cause of the fight with messages exchanged between Goo Hara and her boyfriend “C,” messages between C and Goo Hara’s housemate “B,” and the phone call between C and Goo Hara’s manager.
On September 10, Goo Hara ate lunch with her manager and “A,” a man who works in the industry. However, she told her boyfriend C that she was only eating with her manager. Through a phone call with her manager, C found out that A was also present at lunch and got angry at Goo Hara for lying. Goo Hara went to the hair salon that C works at on September 12 to explain herself, but C told her to just go home.
When asked why she lied about A being present, Goo Hara explained, “He usually treats me well and is friendly. However, we fight whenever other men are brought up. He scarily changes if a close acquaintance or older friend contacts me. He says things that are hard to bear. I didn’t want to fight [over something like that], so I didn’t tell him when there was a gathering with other men. It was the same that day. I didn’t want to cause trouble.”
Dispatch interviewed Goo Hara and her housemate B for their sides of the story on the incident that took place on September 13.
At 12:30 a.m., C walked into their home while drunk, and Goo Hara was sleeping in B’s room. B shared, “Unnie (Goo Hara) asked to sleep in the room together that day. I woke up at the sound of the door opening. C came into my room, and I pretended to be asleep. C said, ‘Are you able to sleep in a situation like this?’ and kicked Unnie. He sounded drunk.”
Goo Hara and C walked out of the room and closed the door. They began arguing.
According to Goo Hara, “C cursed and pushed me, and I pushed C back. The fight got physical as I said, ‘Who are you to push me and curse at me like that?’ C grabbed my hair and pulled me. He pushed me with a whiteboard and threw the air purifier. I also scratched him in that process. We fought severely to the point that my body was bruised.” She revealed the photos of her bruises through Dispatch.
Goo Hara said that he somewhat threatened her as he left the home at about 1:20 a.m. “As C was leaving, he said, ‘I’m going to f*** you up. I’m going to ruin your career as a celebrity.’ He said he had nothing to lose, and he also said that he would send a tip to Dispatch. I wanted to stop him somehow, so I sent him a Kakao message that we should meet and talk about it.”
At 1:26 a.m., Dispatch actually received an email from someone speculated to be C with the title, “[[Tip]] Goo Hara.” The text says, “Goo Hara. I will give you a tip, so give me a call. 010-XXX-XXXX (C’s phone number). If you are late, I will give it to someone else.” The same person sent another email at 4:20 a.m. with the title, “Goo Hara Tip,” and the text, “It won’t disappoint. Contact me.” Dispatch attempted to call him afterwards, but he did not answer.
After C left, Goo Hara sent him a message in hopes to block media reports. She told him that she would bring “A” to meet him and clear up the misunderstanding. The messages afterwards are as follows:
C: “You are talking on the phone for too long with A.”
Goo Hara: “You told me to tell the full story over the phone and tell him to kneel down in front of you?”
C: “What should I do?”
Goo Hara: “So let’s meet and talk. A says he’s almost here.”
C: “Talk? I don’t want to talk.”
Goo Hara: “I will make him kneel down. You said that’s what you want?”
C: “I washed my face, but thanks to you, I can’t go to work again. What should I do?”
C: “Ah ah sorry. You must have met that Oppa now. Sorry for disturbing your nightlife. I wanted to ask what I should do. If you don’t respond, I’ll just go to the police.”
Goo Hara’s roommate B shared that A is a guy who works in the industry who Goo Hara has known for a long time, and the lunch meeting was also about an upcoming photo shoot.
B added, “[C] was even suspicious about [males] she met because of work. He checked, ‘Who is he?’ ‘What does he do?’ and then he says vulgar words when he drinks. They are curse words that are too shameful to say. Unnie would lie to avoid fighting, and the vicious cycle continued. That day, Unnie had written a letter saying, ‘Let’s end it here,’ but C burned it [in the bathroom].”
Goo Hara hoped that this incident would quietly blow over, and she debated endlessly with the photos of her bruises and written diagnoses.
She commented, “I know what I did was wrong. Regardless of the reason, I am apologetic. I did not want to become the subject of malicious gossip again. It was also embarrassing to do an interview over an incident like this. However, I thought that I have to reveal the truth immediately. Even if I am unable to work again, what is false is false.”
Goo Hara shared her diagnoses from the gynecologist and orthopedist. The diagnosis from the gynecologist reads, “uterus and vagina hemorrhage.” The orthopedist’s presumptive diagnosis lists, “cervical sprain,” “facial contusions and sprain,” “lower leg contusions and sprain,” “right forearm and additional sprains.”
Goo Hara will attend the police investigation and plans on submitting her medical diagnoses.