2:51 pm - 07/25/2019

Trash can report: Kang Ji Hwan & Choi Jong Bum might actually get what they deserve

Prosecutors Officially Charge Kang Ji Hwan With Sexual Assault

The prosecution has made their decision whether or not to indict Kang Ji Hwan on criminal charges.

Kang Ji Hwan was apprehended by the police on July 9 on suspicions of sexually assaulting two outsourced staff members who were at his home for a work-related gathering. A warrant was filed for his arrest on July 12, and the actor admitted to the majority of charges on July 15. Kang Ji Hwan also underwent a drug test, the results of which came back negative.

On July 25, the Seongnam branch of the Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office officially charged Kang Ji Hwan with the criminal charges of quasi-rape and quasi-indecent acts by force.

Depending on Kang Ji Hwan’s plea to the charges, a formal charge by the prosecution typically either leads to a sentence or a trial.

Prosecution Asks For Choi Jong Bum To Be Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison In Case Involving Goo Hara

The prosecution has asked that Choi Jong Bum, the ex-boyfriend of Goo Hara who has been charged with physical assault and intimidation, be sentenced to three years in prison.

On July 25, the Seoul Central District Court held the final trial for Choi Jong Bum, following the third trial earlier this month where Goo Hara gave her testimony. The prosecution explained, “The crime that arose from something minor has left the victim, a female celebrity, with scars that will never heal. The crime of threatening to expose [a sex video of] a significant other based on a grudge should be given a severe punishment, regardless of whether the victim is a celebrity or not.”

Choi Jong Bum has been charged with violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Sexual Crimes (filming body parts without consent), assault causing bodily harm, intimidation (blackmail), coercion, and destruction and damage of property. Till now, he has denied all charges aside from destruction and damage of property.

The prosecution touched upon this in their closing argument as they said, “Despite the severity of his crimes, not only did the defendant never ask for forgiveness, he has shown no remorse and even claimed that he has suffered greater damages [than Goo Hara]. His crime is severe, and the fact that he caused secondary damages must be considered in the verdict.”

Choi Jong Bum’s lawyer stated, “The investigation team and media has framed the defendant as a perpetrator of ‘revenge porn.’ However, please reconsider on whether Choi Jong Bum is really such a despicable person. Goo Hara’s statements cannot be believed in their entirety.”

Goo Hara’s lawyers responded to these comments by stating, “Choi Jong Bum has shown no remorse for his actions and he continues to cause secondary damages with such unsubstantiated excuses.”

The final verdict for Choi Jong Bum will be made on August 29.


source: soompi 1, 2, tvreport, mbc news, naver
pepsi_twist9 25th-Jul-2019 01:15 pm (UTC)
Choi Jong Bum’s lawyer stated, “The investigation team and media has framed the defendant as a perpetrator of ‘revenge porn.’ However, please reconsider on whether Choi Jong Bum is really such a despicable person. Goo Hara’s statements cannot be believed in their entirety.”

He didn't even say anything here.
I'm glad they're taking it seriously, I'm also surprised blackmail is being taken into consideration. I don't know why, I guess with all the spycam stuff I didn't think it'd be a serious issue
frequency 25th-Jul-2019 02:53 pm (UTC)
from your lips to god's ears, OP.
jasmineakaiumi 25th-Jul-2019 04:08 pm (UTC)
beautiful
idlewilds3 25th-Jul-2019 04:25 pm (UTC)
Am especially psyched about Choi’s possible punishment, he’s been so vile and shameless. And color me surprised that Korea is taking revenge porn seriously! One for you, korea! One for you!
ah0000 25th-Jul-2019 04:59 pm (UTC)

I'm gonna wait until it all actually happens and is final before rejoicing tbh. But it's good that it's heading in this direction.

lizanka23 25th-Jul-2019 05:51 pm (UTC)
Only 3 years for Hara’s abuser??? Her bruises and wounds seemed so severe from all the pictures she shared that it seemed like he could’ve beat her to death
suggestivepeach 25th-Jul-2019 06:18 pm (UTC)

However, please reconsider on whether Choi Jong Bum is really such a despicable person. Goo Hara’s statements cannot be believed in their entirety.

They didn’t even refute the prosecutions claims which basically means they admit he did some fucked up shit but are still asking that ppl not view him as the monster he is. Anyways! I hope he rots in hell.

babyjenkski 25th-Jul-2019 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'd like to celebrate a but but I know the Burning Sons are still out there
aures 26th-Jul-2019 06:39 am (UTC)
yeah i was thinking this, too

the burning sons committed massive crimes and they are still hopping around "happily", going to the gym, for a massage and what not and ugh
but okay, i am glad at least these trash bags may be getting what they deserve

Edited at 2019-07-26 06:39 am (UTC)
aures 26th-Jul-2019 06:37 am (UTC)
*inserts tzuyu's trash can where they belong*
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