9:19 am - 06/25/2019

B.A.P’s Himchan Indicted For Sexual Assault; Trial Date Set For July

B.A.P’s Himchan has been indicted without detention on charges of sexual assault.

Last year, Himchan was investigated by the police for allegedly assaulting a woman in her twenties (hereafter referred to as “A”) at a guest house in Namyangju. According to “A,” there had been three men and three women—including herself and Himchan—drinking together at the house at the time of the incident.

During the police’s investigations, “A” alleged, “I was sexually assaulted,” while Himchan denied the accusations, claiming, “We were both interested in each other.”

On June 25, it was revealed that Himchan had been indicted by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on charges of sexual assault in April of this year.

According to a report by Yonhap News, Himchan’s trial will begin on July 12.

source: soompi, MoneyS, naver
aures 25th-Jun-2019 10:08 am (UTC)
what do you think will be the outcome?
digitalqueen 25th-Jun-2019 01:47 pm (UTC)
nothing, as usual
benihime99 25th-Jun-2019 01:48 pm (UTC)
he no longer as his label protection, one can hope
modestgoddess79 25th-Jun-2019 01:50 pm (UTC)
small hope
adenar 25th-Jun-2019 10:10 am (UTC)
I hate this. I know how unlikely it is that there'll be hard evidence/witnesses so when they find him 'innocent' (not implying that he's guilty, just that this will be hard to prove) his stans will be insufferable. I'm exhausted listening to people slander the huge amount of women who unsuccessfully take men to trial due to sexual assault, just because their cases are so hard to prove and often result in 'innocent'.

Does anyone know if the fact that this is moving to trial means they might actually have a case against him, or do they do that regardless? I thought that I remember other cases (Yoochun for example) just being questioned and then the case was dismissed.

Edited at 2019-06-25 10:11 am (UTC)
saemcrh 25th-Jun-2019 10:22 am (UTC)
I just looked it up, and it appears the prosecutor has the case referred to them and they decide whether the case is strong enough to indict the defendant.
adenar 25th-Jun-2019 12:18 pm (UTC)
thanks for the info! i know very little about law even in my own country so reading about trials in south korea can be confusing.
benihime99 25th-Jun-2019 10:30 am (UTC)
An indictment usually mean the prosecutor has enough to go to trial
If they lacked evidence they would have dropped it

SK is a civil law country so they should/might have the Principle of opportunity (but I'm not sure)
adenar 25th-Jun-2019 12:18 pm (UTC)
thanks for the info! i know very little about law even in my own country so reading about trials in south korea can be confusing.
myrrhcat 25th-Jun-2019 11:41 am (UTC)
geez, i don't even remember this. it must have blended in with all the other male celebrities being accused of sexual crimes. i really hope justice is served
scribblyness_x 25th-Jun-2019 01:10 pm (UTC)
made the mistake of reading comments on twitter and his fans are trying to argue the semantics of sexual assault and sexual harassment i want to throw up. this thread seems to have a breakdown of the situation.



evilcoc0nut 25th-Jun-2019 03:05 pm (UTC)
all these fans are so tiresome
nixx0_0 25th-Jun-2019 01:16 pm (UTC)
Ffs.
I can Stan no man from my past kpop obsession days anymore.
This, this shit just disapponting and truly revolting now.
I'm done.
baekpedaling 25th-Jun-2019 01:53 pm (UTC)
I was literally looking for updates on this the other day so it looks like my psychic powers predicted we'd hear something.

He admitted that he did but it was consensual, which in his mind it might have been. As his former stan I want him to serve his time if he's found guilty and reflect on himself cause that's some gross shit

I'm tired of men ruining my kpop jams with their shitty behavior, I can hardly listen to any BAP songs
blck_ink 25th-Jun-2019 04:58 pm (UTC)
smh. i hope whatever happens will be in favor of the victim.

i for real don't understand how your love for an idol can get so far that you defend them from these horrible actions. i get feeling sad, confused and disappointed but to attack people who believe the victim is just wild to me.
rainstormraider 25th-Jun-2019 06:56 pm (UTC)
It shows that these people lack empathy and a lot of times its indicative of ingrained misogyny.
blck_ink 25th-Jun-2019 09:02 pm (UTC)
yes and it's honestly disgusting to see
kimbafierce 26th-Jun-2019 12:04 am (UTC)
I didn't even know about this. fucking asshole.
Time to delete that one song by B.A.P which pops up on my shuffle occasionally.
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