Kim So Hye’s Agency Requests Police Investigation For School Violence Rumors + To Take Legal Action
Kim So Hye’s agency has responded to accusations regarding school violence.
On February 22, a post titled “Post regarding school violence from Kim So Hye who appeared on ‘Produce 101′” was uploaded on an online community. The anonymous writer claimed that they graduated from the same middle school as Kim So Hye. They wrote, “I didn’t get hit personally, and I hadn’t written about this until now since I thought the victim wouldn’t want this incident to be revealed. I wrote this because I wanted this to be known at least a little since the fans act so shamelessly.”
They continued, “[Kim So Hye] personally said herself that she was standing and the victim was sitting on the bench, but the victim was looking at their phone and not listening when she was talking, so she got angry and grabbed them by the hair, made them kneel down, and then hit them.”
In response, a source from Kim So Hye’s agency S&P Entertainment stated, “We have currently requested an investigation with the police after coming across the information in question.” They continued, “In 2017, posts with false claims of school violence spread online, and we caught around 10 people through investigation. However, we took lenient measures according to Kim So Hye’s wishes as she didn’t want to charge anyone, but it is a shame that a similar situation is being repeated. When the results of the police investigation are revealed, we will take strong action without any leniency or settlement.”
Kim So Hye debuted as a member of I.O.I after starring in Mnet’s “Produce 101.” After wrapping up promotions with the group, she promoted as an actress, starring in dramas such as “The Best Chicken” and “How to Buy a Friend.”