SS501’s Kim Hyung Jun has won the legal battle over sexual assault and defamation, clearing his name.
According to Star Today, a woman who falsely accused and defamed Kim Hyung Jun was sentenced to eight months in prison at a final trial held at the Goyang branch of the Uijeongbu District Court on Sept. 25.
This woman filed a lawsuit against Kim Hyung Jun in March last year, claiming that she had been sexually assaulted by the singer 10 years ago. She stated that in May 2010, Kim Hyung Jun, who she met at the bar she worked, sexually assaulted her at her home.
In response, Kim Hyung Jun sued her on charges of false accusations and defamation and vehemently denied the sexual assault charges during police investigations. Then in June last year, police dropped the charges against him.
However, since then, Kim Hyung Jun, who was returning to the entertainment industry and conducting a world tour after completing his military service, and his images as a celebrity have been suffering from continuous defamation and malicious rumors. Even after the police dropped the case and cleared his name, he suffered massive financial and psychological damage. In particular, the woman is known to have continuously defamed Kim Hyung Jun online.
While the criminal charges against the woman have been finalized, Kim Hyung Jun’s agency SDKB is also considering filing a claim for damages in civil court.