Actor and Music Bank host Lee Seo Won has been charged with sexual harassment and making threats with a weapon against a female celebrity.
According to police, the actor attempted to kiss and make physical contact with a female celebrity while out drinking, and was rejected. However he continued to make attempts at physical contact, and after she called her boyfriend, he became angry and threatened her with a weapon.
The actor's agency, Blossom Entertainment, issued a statement saying:
“We sincerely apologise for causing concern to many people through the shameful incident related to actor Lee Seo Won. Firstly, we did not know about this situation before we received a request for confirmation from the media. After verifying with him in order to understand the exact truth, we learned that it was something that happened after he had drank alcohol at a private meeting with an acquaintance.
There are no excuses to be made. We bow our heads to everyone and express our apologies. We are sorry.
Currently, actor Lee Seo Won has recognised his error and is deeply reflecting about causing concern to the other party and many people due to his thoughtless and mistaken actions.
We once again sincerely express our deep apologies to everyone, and we will sincerely take part in the upcoming investigation. We are sorry.”
Lee Seo Won was due to appear in a small role in new K-drama About Time, but the production team have confirmed they will be editing the actor out and reshooting his scenes.
Lee Seo Won has appeared in K-dramas such as Uncontrollably Fond and The Liar and His Lover. He is also currently an MC on KBS' Music Bank.
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