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Arrest Warrant Requested For Goo Hara’s Ex-Boyfriend Choi Jong Bum



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
chikage_chan 22nd-Oct-2018 12:59 pm (UTC)
Are we actually seeing a guy suffer consequences after abusing a woman?! I'm pleasantly surprised, I thought he would get away with it as usual.
nana_the_dwarf 22nd-Oct-2018 01:14 pm (UTC)
Good. Throw him in a cell and throw away the key.
lydzi 22nd-Oct-2018 03:35 pm (UTC)
+1000000
gathyou 22nd-Oct-2018 01:26 pm (UTC)
Good! I hope he rots in jail
premonitioner 22nd-Oct-2018 01:52 pm (UTC)
so he'll get what, 4 months?
rosiemotleymind 22nd-Oct-2018 02:17 pm (UTC)
That’s where I’m at. I’m happy that he may actually see consequences but will the jail time be sufficient and will they also take measures to protect Hara after he gets released
premonitioner 22nd-Oct-2018 02:19 pm (UTC)
considering serial rapists and abusers get very little time, and get released only to hurt old/new victims, I have very little hope rn
nana_the_dwarf 22nd-Oct-2018 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm expecting something like 7 months, but even if he's out by then, I'll take comfort in knowing that the moron very publicly destroyed his own reputation. I hope this will follow him everywhere.
premonitioner 22nd-Oct-2018 09:40 pm (UTC)
that's the one thing that's different from other situations like this, he literally outed his own crimes
juhli 22nd-Oct-2018 03:58 pm (UTC)
they'll have to approve the arrest warrant first >.
ariellm13 22nd-Oct-2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
He might not get the time he deserves but socially, he's done. He isn't like KJH. He's not a celeb. He had a regular job. He's gonna have real world consequences. No reputable place is gonna hire this guy. And, his face is out. His name is out. You can Naver this guy now. He might have some defenders but they aren't going to be there for him like fans. They won't support him. He's screwed for life probably.
premonitioner 22nd-Oct-2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
I hope so but I have very little faith in the Korean justice system protecting women
modestgoddess79 22nd-Oct-2018 02:15 pm (UTC)
get him
ashdevilrun23 22nd-Oct-2018 03:36 pm (UTC)
he better actually make it to jail
goshipgurl 22nd-Oct-2018 03:49 pm (UTC)
This sounds good but I'm not holding my breath until he really lands in jail
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