A staff member from ‘Sponsor‘ claimed that Lee Ji Hoon brought over a friend to the set and made a scene.
On the 3rd, YTN star reported that staff member A from Sponsor wrote a revelation related to actor Lee Ji Hoon in the staff chat room.
According to the report, A claimed that Lee Ji Hoon and his friend made a scene at the filming site and that he heard curse words from the friend. He then wrote, “The actor (Lee Ji Hoon) said that he tried to stop him, but I felt like he was saying ‘why did you mess with me?’ with his eyes.”
A also added, “Once the drama is over, I plan to write about this (publicly) with evidence and staff’s testimonies. I will apply for police protection as soon as I write it. Also, there are people saying they’ll write ‘MeToo’ statements about him taking off his pants at the set.”
Later in the day, Sponsor’s production crew released a statement regarding the controversy. “Lee Ji Hoon and his acquaintance had a conflict with a staff member on the set. But this was caused by misunderstandings,” they stated. “The actor has expressed his apologies as he believes the friction between his acquaintance and a staff member was caused because he didn’t act more wisely and maturely.”
They concluded, “It’s our earnest wish that the false information won’t cause anyone harm. We will pay more attention to management so that there is no more friction in the production environment.”
Meanwhile, Sponsor is iHQ’s new Monday-Tuesday drama about four men and women who go out to find a sponsor who will satisfy their desires. It will premiere on the 29th at 10:30 PM KST.
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