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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안녕하세요 최종범입니다. 먼저 많은 분들께 걱정을 끼쳐드린 점에 대해서 진심으로 사죄의 말씀을 전합니다. 그동안 친구, 지인 및 저를 좋아하고 아껴주시던 주변 분들에게 기존 카카오톡 계정이 사라져 연락을 할 수 없었고 답을 할 수 없었습니다. 인스타 DM 역시 계정 문제로 한동안 확인이 어려웠습니다. 긴 시간 심려끼친 점, 걱정하고 서운하게 해드린 점 다시한번 죄송합니다. Dm 주시면 변경된 연락처를 보내드리겠습니다. 저를 믿고 함께 일했던 동료와 샵, 지지해주신 분들과 가족에게 깊은 실망을 안겨드린 저의 과오를 평생 뉘우치며 살고자 합니다. 그런 마음으로 오랜 시간동안 주변 분들의 성원과 도움으로 준비한 샵을 이번에 오픈하게 되었습니다. 아직도 부족함이 많지만, 항상 그랬듯이 저의 업, 미용에 최선을 다하는 모습을 보여드리도록 하겠습니다. 앞으로 저 혼자가 아닌 저희 매장 식구들과 가족, 주변 지인들을 위해 더 성숙된 모습으로 열심히 제 자리에서 저의 일을 하는 것으로 절 아껴주신 분들께 사죄하고자합니다. 다시 한번, 저로 인해 불편함을 느끼셨을 모든 분들께 진심으로 사과드립니다. 감사합니다.

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