Promotions for Kim Hyun Joong’s drama halted after assault scandal
Promotors for Inspiring Generation have released a statement saying that they have paused any plans to promote Kim Hyun Joong’s drama in China, after his assault scandal surfaced last week.
The promoters were concerned about continuing with the schedules and said if the case was proven, it would greatly hurt his image.
“International fans are pretty understanding about dating scandals, but assault scandals are different,”
“It’s true that the situation is currently from only one side, but if the police investigation show that it was indeed assault, he’s going to have big damage to his image.”
Key East Entertainment has assured fans that his world tour will continue, despite the allegations made by his girlfriend.
The agency said that the contracts were already signed and that the promoters had an obligation to fulfil their contractual agreement. They also said Kim Hyun Joong will take time to reflect once the investigation is over.
Earlier this week news broke out about the singer-actor’s alleged girlfriend, who reported him at the Songpa police station in Seoul, for physical assault.
According to the unidentified woman, Kim repeatedly beat her during quarrels about other women. The woman declared that he fractured her ribs one time and suffered various injuries during a later fight, too.
In his official statement, Kim Hyun Joong said that he did have a fight with the woman, whom he dated for a few months, but denied that he habitually assaulted her.
The representatives said that during a fight, emotions got out of control, but that Kim never beat his girlfriend on purpose. They also indicated that her ribcage did not break during that fight, but previously when they were just “fooling around” and that she did not even immediately realise she got hurt.
According to the representatives, media outlets exaggerated the happenings. Police are still investigating the case.