Police Dismiss Claims Of Shin Hyun Joon’s Past Drug Use
The police has dismissed claims about actor Shin Hyun Joon’s past drug use.
On July 13, Shin Hyun Joon’s former manager Kim Gwang Seob submitted a written accusation to the Seoul Gangnam Police Station, asking them to reinvestigate a claim that Shin Hyun Joon took Propofol illegally in 2010.
In the written accusation, Kim Gwang Seob stated, “In 2010, Shin Hyun Joon overdosed on the drug while receiving treatment at a dermatologist’s in Gangnam District, and he was then investigated by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office.”
On August 12, it was reported that the Seoul Gangnam Police Station rejected the complaint filed by Kim Gwang Seob on July 14. After reviewing the complaint, the police determined on July 27 that Shin Hyun Joon did not illegally administer the drug for two reasons.
The police stated, “The year 2010 that Kim Gwang Seob made claims about was the year before Propofol was determined a drug (February 2011), and the seven-year statute of limitations for illegal drug use that is not for medical purposes does not apply in this case, as more than seven years have passed.”
Shin Hyun Joon and Kim Gwang Seob have been in a dispute since last month when Kim Gwang Seob gave an interview in which he alleged that he had been mistreated by the actor for 13 years. Shin Hyun Joon and his current agency HJ Film released a statement denying these claims.
On July 27, following the claims about his past drug use, Shin Hyun Joon filed a complaint against Kim Gwang Seob for defamation and spreading false information.
Shin Hyun Joon said, “I first met Kim Gwang Seob in 1991, and we became friends, but we cut ties years ago after I found out that he has caused many disturbances around me. After disappearing for several years, that person is now appearing again to make false claims about me.”
Shin Hyun Joon has sued Kim Gwang Seob for defamation under the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection.
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