Kim Sae Ron Apologizes For Drunk Driving + Steps Down From Upcoming SBS Drama
Kim Sae Ron has apologized through her agency after her recent DUI (driving under the influence) incident.
On May 19, Kim Sae Ron’s agency GOLDMEDALIST Entertainment released the following statement:
Hello. This is GOLDMEDALIST Entertainment.
First, we apologize for the delay in the official statement as it took time to confirm the facts.
We sincerely apologize for causing concern with the accident that occurred through our agency’s actress Kim Sae Ron’s drunk driving.
Kim Sae Ron is deeply reflecting on her wrongdoing. Furthermore, Kim Sae Ron sincerely conveys her apology to the many people who were harmed and inconvenienced through this as well as all the people who are working hard to repair the damaged public structures. She has promised to do her best to restore the damage.
Kim Sae Ron was sent home after a blood test yesterday (May 18), and she will dutifully cooperate in the police investigation.
The agency also feels deeply responsible that an incident such as this has occurred. We apologize once more to everyone who experienced discomfort from this situation. We will do our best going forward to actively resolve this while communicating.
In order for these situations to not occur, the agency will work harder to be more cautious in managing our artists. We once again apologize for causing concern.
In addition to apologizing for the accident, Kim Sae Ron also stepped down from the upcoming SBS drama “Trolley” (literal title). A source from Studio S stated, “Kim Sae Ron’s agency expressed her intent to step down along with the apology, so we accepted [the request].”
Earlier on May 18, Kim Sae Ron was booked for drunk driving by the Seoul Gangnam Police Station. Her agency stated that she had taken a blood test, and the results will be available in two weeks. A source from her upcoming Netflix series “Hunting Dogs” (literal title) also commented that they will adjust the filming schedule and make an announcement after a thorough discussion.