Starship Entertainment Says That MONSTA X’s Kihyun Has Resolved Misunderstandings With Accuser
Earlier, Starship had released a detailed statement denying the accusations that had been spreading online that Kihyun had been a perpetrator of school violence. This statement included Kihyun’s student records from middle school and high school, and Kihyun also shared his personal thoughts on the issue.
In a new statement, Starship stated that Kihyun had met with the accuser (henceforth known as “A”) and that the former classmates had resolved their misunderstandings.
The statement reads:
Hello, this is Starship Entertainment.
We would like to apologize for any confusion we might have caused. The agency is currently dealing with two separate cases of allegations regarding MONSTA X’s Kihyun.
In the case of the person who uploaded a post on February 22, the agency met with the person directly to confirm the facts of what happened. If something wrong really did occur, then the agency was prepared to apologize and take responsibility.
Today, Kihyun met with the middle school classmate who had uploaded the post. The two of them shared a sincere discussion and resolved the misunderstandings that had built up between them over a long period of time. At the meeting, it was confirmed that the actions attributed to Kihyun in the post had been committed by another classmate, and that the poster had mistaken Kihyun as the perpetrator.
Kihyun apologized to the poster for not being a dependable and proper classmate during their school life together. The poster, freed from the misunderstandings from that time, had a heart-to-heart talk with him about the past and made promises for the future.
Furthermore, with the consent of the artist [Kihyun], the agency directly checked his student record and confirmed with his acquaintances, school administrators, and other classmates that Kihyun had never committed an act of school violence.
Despite all this, Kihyun still feels deep regret that he was not a model student in academics or in his school life, and that he became an adult with these undesirable memories in tow. That is why he apologized in his statement to any classmates who may have unwittingly been hurt by his immature actions or behavior. He spoke frankly about his resolve to reflect on the past and become a more mature member of society.
The agency also stated that we are pursuing strong legal action in a different case, against a different person who uploaded a malicious post in 2015 and has begun to do so again.
The agency has no choice but to take strong legal action against those who spread false rumors that have nothing to do with the truth.