Actor Kim Dong Hee was acquitted of allegations of school violence.
On the 28th, Kim Dong Hee‘s legal representative issued an official statement regarding the school violence allegations. “Kim Dong Hee has been trying for a long time to find the truth through a law enforcement agency about the allegations posted online in February,” they stated.
The law firm continued, “During this process, we have submitted Kim Dong Hee’s own statement, statements of his teachers and classmates, and copies of his school records. But they were from so long ago, and because there was no clear evidence to support each other’s differences and claims, the investigation concluded that the actor was acquitted.”
However, they stressed that Kim Dong Hee himself wanted to make things right regarding the allegations of bullying a disabled friend. They explained that the actor has two disabled family members and has been trying to mend the pains of his family since he was a boy. “The false information about harassing the disabled classmate became too much pain not only for him but also for his family,” the statement read.
Lastly, Kim Dong Hee’s lawyer concluded, “There was a time that Kim Dong Hee had lost his way as he blamed his substandard environment. But he did not do anything that would cause a social scandal. But realizing that there were some who his immature words and actions might have hurt, he took the time to reflect on himself deeply.”
Earlier this year, an article alleging Kim Dong Hee‘s school violence was posted on an online community. The author argued, “The people who are currently bullied are very cute compared to Kim Dong Hee“. At that time, his agency Npio Entertainment said, “Kim Dong Hee has nothing to do with school violence,” and “we will take legal action.”
Kim Dong Hee debuted in the web drama ‘A-Teen‘ in 2018. Kim Dong Hee made a name for himself in the dramas ‘SKY Castle‘, ‘Itaewon Class‘ and ‘Human Class‘.