B.A.P‘s Himchan was reportedly charged with sexual assault of a woman in her 20’s.
According to the police, Himchan is being suspected of sexually assaulting the woman at a pension in Joan-myeon, Namyangju on July 24. The woman claimed that he sexually assaulted her when they were hanging out together with other friends.
“We were a group of 3 guys and 3 girls in their 20’s hanging out at the pension when I was sexually assaulted by Himchan.”
The police have clarified that the woman reported the incident to the police immediately after it occurred at the pension, and the police were brought to the scene. Among the 3 men was also another B.A.P member who was not implicated in the case.
Himchan is currently denying accusations as there seems to be a misunderstanding between the two in regard to the matter of “consent”.
“Himchan and the woman are in disagreement in regard to the matter of ‘consent’. As far as we know, the two are trying to reach a negotiation concerning the case.”
TS Entertainment has since released an official statement explaining the situation and apologizing for the inconvenience.
“Hello. This is TS Entertainment.
As reported, Himchan has received a police investigation due to the misunderstanding that was brought about at a meeting between acquaintances where B.A.P’s Himchan was invited to.
Although reports claimed that the police has sent the case to the public prosecutor’s office, the arguments of both sides are not in agreement and further investigation into the future is necessary.
We will continue to be faithful to the investigations to reveal the truth and will deliver a statement as soon as the case comes to an end.
We ask that you refrain from publishing speculative reports as the investigations are currently under progress.
We apologize for inconveniencing everyone.”
— TS Entertainment