SEOUL – Okay-drama actor Kim Dong-hee, who was accused in February of being a bully when he was at school, has been cleared of the allegations.
His lawyer launched an announcement on Tuesday (Dec 28) to say that the 22-year-old had labored with legislation enforcement companies after the scandal broke and submitted his plaintiff assertion, statements from his lecturers and alumni, and copies of his college information.
“Nevertheless, attributable to the truth that this occurred in elementary college, which was a very long time in the past, and there’s no clear proof to help the completely different positions and claims, the investigations discovered Kim Dong-hee to be harmless,” stated the assertion, which was translated from Korean by leisure information portal Soompi.
Nameless netizens had posted in February about Kim’s alleged misdeeds throughout his college years, which included smoking e-cigarettes, hitting and strangling his schoolmates, forcing them to therapeutic massage him, and slapping the face of a pupil who has a incapacity.
Kim was final seen in Netflix collection Itaewon Class (2020) and Extracurricular (2020), during which he had his first lead function, however has stored a low profile for the reason that scandal broke.
The lawyer’s assertion additionally singled out the allegation of bullying a classmate with a incapacity.
“Kim Dong-hee grew up with two folks with disabilities in his quick household, and though he had a troublesome household life, he tried to guard and embrace his household’s ache and wounds. Thus, false details about (his angle in direction of) folks with disabilities triggered not solely him, but in addition his members of the family with disabilities, a variety of ache and struggling,” the assertion stated.
It added: “There was a time when Kim Dong-hee was rebellious due to his poor childhood surroundings, however he by no means did something that may be thought of a social controversy.”