River Where The Moon Rises star Ji Soo faces twin charges of school violence & assault; Agency Responds

Keyeast Entertainment, actor Ji Soo's agency released a statement stating they are probing into the allegations. Read below for further details.
River Where The Moon Rises star Ji Soo faces twin charges of school violence & assault; Agency Responds
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Actor Kim Ji Soo, who is currently starring in the sageuk drama, River Where The Moon Rises is the latest actor to be accused of school violence and sexual assault by his former classmate. An online post, by an anonymous user, who claims to be Ji Soo's classmate from Seorabeol Middle School between 2006-2008, claimed that the actor was a delinquent and a bully during his school years. The actor was also accused of being a sexual perpetrator and a 'womaniser'.

According to reports carried out by Sports Chosun and YTN News via Soompi, The anonymous user claimed that he took advantage of his big build and bullied fellow classmates using various means of physical and verbal violence. The user even claimed that the actor behaved like a 'gangster' and a 'delinquent', beating and abusing fellow classmates at the slightest provocation. Ji Soo would make fellow classmates pay for his cigarettes and lunch and wouldn't tolerate anybody opposing him and his group which consisted of bullies. The anonymous user also claimed that Ji Soo carried a BB gun to shoot at other students for fun. The user added that they find it repulsive that a perpetrator of school violence, bullying, and scaring people in such a vicious manner, is now pretending to be kind and living off the popularity that comes with it.

Following the first accusatory post, other netizens who claimed to be his former high school classmates accused Ji Soo of sexual violence. Another anonymous user shared that the actor was a 'womaniser' in his school days and filmed himself having intercourse with a middle school student in a bathroom. He shared the video with his group of bullies. Another student claimed that Ji Soo forced other male students into sexually abusing the victim and that the netizen has a recorded conversation with the victim as proof for the same.

Actor Ji Soo's agency Keyeast Entertainment released a statement following allegations of sexual assault and school violence. Keyeast Entertainment stated that they are seriously investigating the matter and require time to do their best. They will be verifying facts without any bias and requested netizens to report any information to rpt@keyeast.co.kr. Moreover, if people would come forward and like to speak about it, the agency would like to directly hear their direct thoughts on this matter. They sincerely apologized for causing concern to many people and will do their best to resolve the matter.

You can read Keyeast Entertainment's statement below:

Hello. This is Keyeast.

This is our position on the content in the posts about our actor Ji Soo that are being spread around online communities.

We are looking at this incident seriously and will do our utmost to verify the facts.

First, as a very long time has passed since the time that is being addressed, we ask for your understanding about needing time to verify the truth.

We will receive reports through email (rpt@keyeast.co.kr) about this matter and collect the information as is without distorting anything. Moreover, if the creator of the posts and the others who came forward will allow, we would like to directly hear their thoughts.

In addition to confirming the facts, the agency and our actor will do our best to resolve this matter. We apologize for causing concern to many people.

However, apart from this issue, we earnestly ask you to avoid creating and posting parts that have not been confirmed from the information that is being spread indiscreetly.

Thank you.

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What do you think of this issue? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments below.

Anonymous 1 month ago

To the ones defending their dear oppa, I hope u all be the same for a common man doing the same things but no! You'll be willingly seeing him getting punished but since Jisoo is a handsome actor now, you all lost ur brains and humanity over a hypocrite who just apologized by a paper letter

Anonymous 1 month ago

"Why are they coming out now?" Because it takes a lot of courage to confront your past trauma. "Why didn't they say anything before, it's been years?" Because the victims themselves, at that time, were children, who are most likely to hold it all in. "It was the past, forget about it" The moment any person steps into positions of influence, be it idols, actors, government, even teachers, the expectation is greater. Yes it is the past, but it obviously affected him as well just reading the part where he says "there was always a part of me inside that felt guilty about the past, and my regret, which came too late for me to turn things back, always brought me a great deal of anxiety. I always felt crushed by my dark past." Above all else I hope everyone involved can get the help they need to over come this hard situation. Yes he was a good actor, but more than that I would like to see him become an even better person.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Everyone has made mistakes we wished we didn’t make. Some people who are bashing him, has even done worse things and Just because you aren’t a celebrity or haven’t been caught doesn’t give you the right to judge another person. He did something wrong and has apologized so he deserves a second chance... The timing though. I hope he stays strong.

Anonymous 1 month ago

That person who shared all this should have reported it already in the past . That guy is a cunning man too ha .Wasn’t the timing a bit too perfect like, while the release of his first ML drama .

Anonymous 1 month ago

EWWWWW JISOO IS CANCELLED

Anonymous 1 month ago

If you never made a mistake in your life cast the first stone.

Anonymous 1 month ago

We all make mistakes. Nobody's perfect. Why not give him another chance? Everybody deserves second chances!

Anonymous 1 month ago

GULP NYO

Anonymous 1 month ago

Stay strong jisoo oppa, i hope everything will b fine ... Iam always be your side lots of luv from north east india ❤️

Anonymous 1 month ago

You’re disgusting

Anonymous 1 month ago

if those things really happened, why are they now in the discussion?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Who are we to just judge and criticize him? None of us knows the whole truth. Who knows how much of it is really true. So let's just wait for them to sort it out. Let's not just jump into conclusions.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thank you so much for saying that cause you just read my mind. I don't understand how everyone is saying, "we won't forgive him for doing this" Like who are we to forgive and judge him, even though he agreed with everything and it pretty much looks like it's all true, we should still hear both sides of the story before doing something that will affect him in a bad way. I am not saying what he did is not a bad thing, ofcourse it's really bad but please, can people fully here him out?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Then what do you call yourself judging him a saviour of the victim??

Anonymous 1 month ago

You're right, any people do not have the right to publicly judge anyone, Cursing and bashing him, aren't that Bullying Too ironically we are all sinners

Anonymous 1 month ago

But he deserves a second chance Sana noon pa un pinalabas bat ngaun pa

Anonymous 1 month ago

he went on instagram and apologized. he’s not innocent.

Anonymous 1 month ago

he went on instagram and apologized. he’s not innocent.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Let's wait till We get the full evidence. Just some people say so doesn't mean its true. So let it get proved. We have nothing to do with him personally, we just love him for his work thats all

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why did they say about the issue stuff when his finally the male lead??? they can say it before... why now? they sabotaging him.

Anonymous 1 month ago

he's had years to apologize for his act, but he did not. its good to know what kind of person he is even now. i wont support this type of person.

Anonymous 1 month ago

True. Will wait for complete investigation before anything else.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jisoo was my fav male actor, I loved him sm but this... I’m so disappointed

Anonymous 1 month ago

When you are disappointed then you're lying about saying you're his favorite

Anonymous 1 month ago

When you are disappointed then you're lying about saying you're his favorite

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jisoo was my fav male actor I loved him sm but this... I’m so disappointed

Anonymous 1 month ago

He’s been doing that for years and there are a lot of victims. The traumas and all. He don’t deserve sa second chance. And now he is sorry because it’s already spread? We don’t even know if it is really sincere or not. What a tolerating people. Disgusting

Anonymous 1 month ago

But me no matter what happened here i am still support to oppa jisoo Because he deserves a second chance

Anonymous 1 month ago

Innocent until proven guilty. I'll try not to let this effect my view of him until evidence is released.

Anonymous 1 month ago

he legit said it himself that it’s true

Anonymous 1 month ago

he went on to apologize about his past...mans is not innocent

Anonymous 1 month ago

He already gave his apology letter. there's no way this isn't true.

Anonymous 1 month ago

He's basically admitted to it already. He's already posted his apology and his show was cancelled.

Anonymous 1 month ago

chup

Anonymous 1 month ago

yall mfs defending your "oppa" deserve a special place in hell

Anonymous 1 month ago

ya! hey you have no right to say that.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You. Are. Not. Wrong. I don't know if this is true but I AM SO GLAD THAT NO ONE COMMITTED SUICIDE.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Like seriously they're just impossible

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dear actor jisoo, i know it must be feeling a bit tiresome but trust just don't give it a shit. You may have done it or may not not have. Its all in the past. It makes no difference to us. Oppa i hope be strong wnough to overcome this challenge. You gotta see some therapist but please dont end your life like other fellow actors. This life is so precious and don't make the people you love regret. You can surely overcome this oppa.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You haters think it is easy to regret something you did in the past but now can't do anything about it. He literally apologized through a written letter. Just think how hard it must be that he couldn't even face you hatetr

Anonymous 1 month ago

I can't believe that you're actually defending him just because of his looks

Anonymous 1 month ago

You’re disgusting! Maybe you are also a bully.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What do you mean if he did or didn’t do it it means no difference, are you okay? He literally did a lot of bad things that you’re saying is okay

Anonymous 1 month ago

enabler

Anonymous 1 month ago

delusional h0e

Anonymous 1 month ago

Disgusting

Anonymous 1 month ago

confirm and condone? (•ө•)♡ lots