Court Recommends That Iron Come To An Agreement With Ex-Girlfriend Over Dating Violence Charges
On September 20, the Seoul Central District Court responded to rapper Iron’s appeal of his assault case by suggesting that he come to an agreement with his ex-girlfriend.
In March 2017, Iron was booked without detention on suspicion of assaulting and threatening his girlfriend, and he later received a sentence of 80 hours of community service and a 2-year probation period at his trial in July.
Iron, who responded by appealing the verdict, stood trial once again on September 20. He explained to the court, “I simply agreed to the victim’s request for sadistic sexual intercourse, and I did not cause injury. But I do think it was wrong of me to hit her under the circumstances. She grabbed a knife, and the violence occurred while I was simply trying to stop her. I acted in self-defense.”
In response to his claims, the court stated, “You have a history of a suspended sentence for drug charges prior to this case. For many reasons, it is unlikely that a decision will be made in your favor.” The court also advised, “You should apologize to the victim and come to an agreement with her. Hire an attorney.”
After scheduling Iron’s next trial for October 25, the court added, “If there are no further developments in the case, we will make a decision on that date.”