After two days of silence, Salt Entertainment, the agency of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” star Kim Seon-ho, finally issued a statement on the accusations contained in a post on Oct. 17 by a woman who claimed that she is the actor’s former girlfriend and that he forced her to have an abortion last year.
“We sincerely apologize for not being able to respond quickly. We are currently confirming the facts of the anonymous posting. As the facts have not yet been clearly confirmed, we sincerely ask you to wait a little longer. We sincerely apologize for causing concern over something bad,” said Salt Entertainment.
On Oct. 17, hours before the last episode of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” aired, the woman posted on the Pann Nate website about “popular actor ‘K.’” The post has garnered 2.96 million views as of writing.
In her post, the woman said, “He would know just by reading this. I am his ex-girlfriend. We have been seeing each other since early 2020. It’s been more than four months since we broke up, and I thought he would sincerely ask for forgiveness once.”
She said she became pregnant with his baby in July 2020, adding, “I too was embarrassed and scared of a sudden pregnancy but I wanted to have a baby if the one I love gave me courage.”
The woman said she was six to seven weeks pregnant when he urged her to have an abortion but she wanted to have the baby.
She said he told her, “If you have a child now, I have to pay 900 million won (about $762,000) in damages, and I don’t have 900 million won right now.”
“He even talked about his parents, and he said, ‘What if I can’t act because of this child, so even my parents sit on the street?’ In fact, I later found out that he didn’t even have to pay a 900 million penalty for having a baby but he persuaded her to have an abortion with lies,” she said.
The woman said actor “K” promised he would introduce her to his parents, that they would live together next year and he would marry her in two years.
“I hesitated at that moment. I still regret that I didn’t have the courage to insist on raising a child on my own,” she said.
She said she had an abortion and he did not accompany her to the hospital. Instead, he sent his acquaintance. He sent 2 million ($1,692) for surgery and hospital expenses.
The woman said after her abortion, the actor’s attitude changed. He broke up with her with a phone call.
She transferred to another house without people knowing and even paid a penalty, changed her license plate and “adjusted everything to him.”
“If I didn’t write like this, I would not be able to live a proper life in the shadow of the pain he gave me for the rest of my life,” she said.
Meanwhile, the scheduled interviews of Kim Seon-ho’s co-stars in “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” have been postponed. Shin Min-a was scheduled to have a media interview on Oct. 19 but her agency said it was postponed.
Kim Seon-ho is scheduled to give a media interview about the drama on Oct. 20 but it is not clear if it will push through.
On Oct. 18, Korean fans issued a statement to defend Kim Seon-ho, promised to monitor malicious and false posts, and take legal actions.