SS501’s Kim Hyung Jun Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Sexual Assault Accuser
SS501’s Kim Hyung Jun will be taking legal action against the woman who accused him of sexual assault.
On March 29, SBS’s “8 O’Clock News” reported that a famous idol group member had been sued for sexual assault that is said to have occurred in May 2010. Kim Hyung Jun’s agency released a statement soon after stating that the accusations were false as the relations between the two had been consensual, and he cooperated with the police and underwent questioning.
On April 9, his agency SDKB released an official statement on the issue. The agency’s statement reads as follows:
Hello, this is SDKB.
SDKB artist Kim Hyung Jun was sued on March 25, 2019 by a woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by him. We wish to inform you that Kim Hyung Jun will be taking legal action against the woman for filing a false accusation and for defamation of character.
Because of the woman’s unilateral and false accusation, Kim Hyung Jun suffered considerable damage to the image and honor he has built up for the past 15 years as a celebrity, and he is experiencing severe restrictions to his activities.
On April 9, 2019, Kim Hyung Jun filed a complaint of false accusation and defamation of character against the woman to the Ilsan Eastern Provincial Police Agency.
After filing her suit against Kim Hyung Jun, the woman continues to write false accusations that are difficult to understand on her social media account, which include claims that appear to contradict her own testimony.
Many news reports have been made based on the woman’s testimony, which was made based on malicious intent, and as a result, Kim Hyung Jun and his family are suffering from severe mental anguish. Kim Hyung Jun also plans to file a civil suit of compensation of losses for all of the monetary and mental damages incurred by the woman.
We plan to firmly and thoroughly pursue the truth in this matter, if at least to stop the spreading of false information.