Did Kim Hyun Joong really ‘punch and kick’ his girlfriend?
Korean netizens have quickly dug up a previous interview of Kim Hyun Joong after allegations were made today that he hit his girlfriend.
Netizens referenced an interview from last December when the actor/singer appeared on KBSTV2 Entertainment Tonight to promote for a drama.
During his appearance, Kim said it was ‘easier to get hit by others’ than hitting people himself.
He talked about a time when he had to hit another actor on set.
“There was a scene where I had to flick another actor’s Adam apple,”
“I just couldn’t do it right because I was thinking of how much pain the other actor would be in. I just felt so sorry and so I hesitated a lot. As a result, I got a lot of bad takes and NGs.
“After getting advice from my seniors, they told me to just do it once properly. So I closed my eyes and flicked the actor’s Adam’s apple, but I was really sorry after that.” He said.
It is alleged that his unidentified girlfriend filed a complaint that the Boys Over Flowers actor physically assaulted her in May and July this year.
A friend of Kim Hyun Joong’s girlfriend has said that the couple had been dating since 2012 and have been having troubles about other women.
Kim Hyun Joong reportedly first assaulted his girlfriend at the end of May 2014 in his apartment by punching and kicking her.
She allegedly suffered injuries to her face, chest, arm and butt and spent two weeks in hospital to recover.
The incident then happened again in July, where the couple fought over about other women. Except this time, she fractured her ribs and took six weeks to recover.
“Women troubles arose, and it turned into assault… The past two months were a repetition of beatings, apologies, and forgiveness. However, the situation got worse, and that’s why she decided to report it.” A friend of the girlfriend said.
The alleged girlfriend submitted evidence to show that she was dating the actor. Medical proof was also part of her submission to the police.
Police confirmed they received the reports today and said they would ask Kim Hyun Joong to assist in their investigation.
“We are currently investigating the case. It is not yet concluded if the defendant is guilty.”
His agency, Key East Entertainment has yet released an official statement but said they were first looking into the reports. Kim Hyun Joong will still perform in Thailand as planned.
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