Yesterday (Sept 15), Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong released an apology statement on his official homepage and addressed it to his ex-girlfriend “A”, who reported his abusive behaviour to the Korean police last month.
It was reported that the Boys over Flowers star had repeatedly hit “A”, whom he dated for two years, to the point of hospitalisation. In a statement by his agency Keyeast Entertainment, the SS501 leader denied abusing his ex-girlfriend, though he admitted that there was one occasion where he became violent.
To refute his claims, “A” then revealed photos of her injury report as well as disturbing images of the bruises on her shoulder, collarbone, arm and foot.
On Sept 12, Hyun Joong’s lawyer stated that the singer-actor is remorseful about his actions and hopes to settle the case out of court by writing a public apology. On the same day, “A”’s attorney declared that they will submit more evidence of Hyun Joong’s abuse, if he fails to “admit, reflect and apologise” for his mistakes.
In Hyun Joong’s apology statement yesterday, the 28-year-old said that he is ashamed of himself for “committing something that a man should never do”.
He wrote: “Hello, this is Kim Hyun Joong. I am really sorry for inflicting so much mental and physical pain on a person, who had trusted and loved me in the past two years. This incident is entirely my fault and there is no reason for her to be blamed. I apologise to her once again, and I also want to say sorry to her family and friends. Above all else, I hope she will accept my apology and forgive me. With this, I will work hard to become a better and healthier person.”
After the statement was released, “A’s” attorney revealed that Hyun Joong has also called the victim to apologise to her directly. Although “A” has not decided whether to drop the charges, she allegedly does not wish for her ex-beau’s “complete downfall”.