Shinhwa’s Minwoo Reportedly Booked For Sexual Harassment
In an official statement released shortly after news of the sexual harassment complaint, Minwoo’s agency Liveworks Company stated that the incident was a misunderstanding and that the complaint will be withdrawn.
News outlet Dong-A Ilbo reports that Shinhwa’s Minwoo (Lee Min Woo) has been booked by police under suspicion of sexual harassment of two women, including kissing by force.
A source from the Seoul Gangnam Police Station reportedly stated on July 2 that Minwoo has been booked and is being investigated. The police stated that Minwoo is under suspicion of committing indecent assault on two women in their 20s who were sitting at the next table at a bar in the district of Gangnam. It’s said that this allegedly occurred when Minwoo was drinking with celebrity colleagues on the morning of June 29, and Minwoo was already acquainted with the two women.
After the drinking party ended, one of the women reportedly went to a local police station at 6:44 a.m. KST and reported that she had been sexually harassed. She told the police, “I went to a drinking party and was severely sexually harassed.” She stated, “Lee grabbed on to both my cheeks and kissed me by force. He also touched certain parts of my body.”
Dong-A Ilbo reports that Minwoo has not yet been questioned by the police.