Police Gives Official Statement About Assault Case At Club Linked To Seungri
According to Mr. Kim, he was assaulted by a director of the club (Mr. Jang) last November 24 but was arrested as the assailant when the police arrived at the scene. On January 28, MBC’s “News Desk,” revealed a CCTV footage of several security guards from the club beating Mr. Kim in the face and stomach area. Some of the injuries Mr. Kim suffered included three broken ribs, which would take five weeks to heal completely.
On January 29, Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency stated through an official press release, “At the time of our arrival, Mr. Kim was overly emotional and refused to reveal his personal information. We were attempting to verify the report that he had assaulted the security guards and caused a disturbance, but Mr. Kim continued to cause a commotion, which is why he was arrested for business obstruction, among other reasons.”
They also stated, “We have secured evidence such as CCTV footages of the surrounding areas and are currently in the process of looking into them. We have also called Mr. Jang in for an investigation. Several cases are being investigated simultaneously, including the statement from a representative of the club and their countercharge against Mr. Kim. Mr. Kim is currently refusing to come in for an investigation.”
They concluded with the words, “We will engage in the investigation carefully and meticulously to ensure that no one is falsely accused.”
Meanwhile, on January 29, Mr. Kim put up a government petition on the Blue House website asking them to throughly investigate the case and bring out the truth. Over 90,000 people have signed the petition as of January 29 at 3:00 p.m. KST.
Note: This article has been updated for accuracy following a recent statement from Burning Sun that clarified that Seungri was involved in the management of the club and was not an owner.