Choi Jong Bum Issues Statement Following Trial For Causing Injury And Blackmailing Goo Hara

Choi Jong Bum has shared his thoughts following his first trial for causing bodily harm and blackmailing his ex-girlfriend, Goo Hara.

Choi Jong Bum is currently facing charges of causing injury to Goo Hara’s arms and legs during a fight in September 2018 and threatening to leak a sex video. He was indicted without detention in January and attended his first trial in April, during which he denied most of the charges that were made against him.

The prosecution announced plans to call in Goo Hara, her roommate, and her agency CEO as witnesses for the next trial, which is scheduled to take place on May 30.

The following is the full statement from Choi Jong Bum:

Hello, this is Choi Jong Bum.

First of all, I would like to deliver words of apology for causing many people to worry.

I was unable to contact my friends, acquaintances, and everyone around me who have liked and cherished me because my original KakaoTalk account had been deleted. It was also difficult for me to check DMs (direct messages) on Instagram due to problems with my account. I once again apologize for causing you to worry and be upset for a long time.

If you send me a DM, I will send you my contact information.

I plan to live the rest of my life reflecting on my mistakes that worried my colleagues at the hair salon who trusted me, people who have shown me their support, and my family.

With this state of mind, I will be opening a new hair salon, for which I prepared for a long time with support and help from people around me. I’m still lacking in many aspects, but just as I’ve always done, I will continue to do my best with my job.

I would like to ask for forgiveness from those who have cherished me by doing my best in my place with more maturity not only for myself, but for those working at the salon, my family, and close acquaintances.

Once again, I sincerely apologize to everyone who felt uncomfortable because of me. Thank you.

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