On October 22, Gangnam Police Station stated, “We requested an arrest warrant for Choi Jong Bum to the prosecutor’s office on October 19, for blackmail and injury charges. The prosecutor’s office has requested court for the warrant today.”
Choi Jong Bum is charged for threatening Goo Hara to release their sex tape. Their case originally started out as an assault case, but later developed to an assault and blackmail case when Goo Hara additionally revealed more details.
The police confiscated Choi Jong Bum’s phone and USB on October 2, and requested to perform digital forensics on the materials. The police concluded that there were no signs of the video being spread. However, the police decided that the fight between Goo Hara and Choi Jong Bum was more than a simple assault. Choi Jong Bum will be charged for causing bodily harm, a more serious charge than an assault. Other acts such as sending Goo Hara the video and forcing her to kneel down were seen as blackmail, adding up to the reasons behind the request for the arrest warrant. The date for the investigation to confirm the validity of the arrest warrant before he is actually arrested was not revealed yet.
Source: SportsSeoul via soompi