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[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
Actor Ji-soo (real name Kim Ji-soo, 28), who was virtually kicked out of the industry due to shocking school violence (school violence), was eventually “disappointed” by his agency. Ji-soo repeatedly apologized for the school violence, but stressed that the allegations of sex crimes were “false facts” and took a hard-line response.
Keyeast announced on the 27th that his contract with Ji-soo has been terminated. Keyeast said, “We judged that Ji-Soo is currently difficult to perform, and we finally decided to terminate the contract under mutual agreement, respecting the actor’s own intention to no longer harm the agency.”
Regarding Ji-soo’s lawsuit with the producer of the drama “The Moon Rising River,” which caused controversy over his school violence, he said, “We will do our best to resolve it smoothly to the end.”
Ji-soo, who wrapped up his contractual relationship with the agency, informed his legal representative of the follow-up situation following the revelation of the school violence. “The client posted a written apology on social media immediately after the alleged school violence was raised and asked for forgiveness directly from everyone he could reach,” Ji-soo said. “There were many facts that were untrue or completely false, but the client has not responded to them in the past.”
“However, clear false claims such as the client’s past “crime” have been expanded and reproduced online, and while the client is silent and reflecting, all of the above claims are accepted as true,” Jisoo said. “The client was charged with violating laws on information communication network use and information protection.”
Ji-soo’s school violence was first revealed through an online community in early March. “Kim Ji-soo is now appearing on TV pretending to be nice, but he is no more than a school bully, a gangster, and a bully,” said the author, who said he is an alumni of Ji-soo. “He has committed all kinds of misdeeds at school since his second year in middle school.
“I sincerely apologize to those who suffered because of me,” Ji-soo said on social media. There is no excuse for past misdeeds. “These were unforgivable acts,” he admitted to school violence allegations.
At the time of the revelation of the school violence, Ji-soo was appearing in “The Moon Rising River,” and he left the work with controversy. “It is painful and sinful to cause enormous damage to broadcasters, producers, actors, and staff members who have silently protected the drama scene due to individual’s great fault.” “I really hope that I won’t cause any more damage to the drama. I sincerely apologize on my knees to everyone who has been damaged by me.”
“The Moon Rising River,” where Ji-soo played the main character Ondal, was a pre-production drama and had finished filming up to 18 out of 20 episodes. However, as Ji-soo abruptly dropped out of the drama due to school violence, actress Na In-woo was replaced in the seventh episode and re-shooted, which ended last month.
Victory Contents, the producer of “Moonrise River,” filed a lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court last month seeking 3 billion won against KeyEast, the agency of the index. Amid the ongoing mediation period, Victory Contents is angry by exposing Keyeast’s passive and insincere attitude, while Keyeast is stating that it will do its best to resolve the original issue.
Meanwhile, Ji-soo will join the army in October. After completing four weeks of basic military training, Ji-soo will serve as a substitute for social service personnel. Ji-soo underwent surgery for acute myelitis in 2016 and received a warrant in December last year before allegations of school violence surfaced.
<Next is the Keyst official position>
Hello, This is Keyeast.
This is to inform you that our exclusive contract with Ji-soo has been terminated.
We decided that Ji-Soo was currently unable to work and decided to terminate the contract with mutual agreement, respecting the actor’s intention to no longer harm the agency.
We will do our best to resolve the ongoing lawsuit regarding the “River Where the Moon Rises” smoothly until the end.
<Next is the official position of the legal representative of the index>
As an agent of Actor Ji-Soo (hereinafter referred to as the “Customer”), this Law Firm represents the client’s position as follows:
Immediately after the claim of school violence was made, the client posted a handwritten apology on SNS and asked for forgiveness directly from everyone he could reach.
Many of the claims made were untrue or completely false, but the client has not responded to them in the past to reflect on his actions.
However, obvious false claims such as “sex crimes” have been expanded and reproduced online, and all of the above claims are accepted as true while the client is silent and reflecting.
In response, the client filed a criminal complaint on charges of violating the Information and Communication Network Use Promotion and Information Protection Act to correct false facts and reveal the truth, and an investigation is currently underway into those who posted false articles.
In addition, the client will continue to take legal action against those who defame by stating false facts or insult them, such as abusive language that is difficult to say.
We sincerely apologize for the concern caused to many people once again by the progress of the criminal charges.
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