A Canadian bodybuilder, who was found guilty of smuggling and distributing anabolic steroids in 2014, has apologized to “Running Man” star and Korean singer Kim Jong-kook after he accused him of taking enhancers to maintain his amazing body at 45 years old.
“So I would like to apologize to Kim Jong-kook and his fans in Korea,” said Greg Doucette in a video uploaded on YouTube.
Last month, Doucette accused that Kim Jong-kook’s muscled body is unnatural and that he is on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to enhance his body.
“If you had to bet 1 million dollars or your life was on the line, a gun was at your head and asked, ‘Hey, you have to pick one―is Kim Jong-kook natural or enhanced?’ What would you say? I would say he is enhanced, not natural,” he said, according to SBS News.
Doucette added, “He just keeps looking better every year. I think he’s on HRT (hormone replacement therapy). I don’t think he’s taking an abusive dosage, but it’s highly unlikely that someone who loves the gym this much and is making progress decade after decade is not taking something.”
To prove him wrong, Kim Jong-kook took blood and doping tests. The blood test was uploaded on his YouTube channel and the doping test results will be uploaded when the results become available.
“I don’t take boosters or supplements at all. I think it is best to work out only to the point your body allows you to. That is why I don’t take them,” said Kim Jong-kook in a video he uploaded on his YouTube channel.
In a video uploaded on Nov. 18, Kim Jong-kook sat down with his lawyer friend Park Min-chul where they talked about suing Doucette and people who made malicious comments online.
“Through the doping test, I will prove that guy [Doucette] wrong about me using HRT, TRT [testosterone replacement therapy] or hormone treatment,” said Kim Jong-kook.
He added, “I want him to at least apologize as a human being and as a man. But regardless if he apologizes or not, once I receive the doping test results and prove it, it will close the chapter of this issue.”
Kim Jong-kook told Doucette “don’t run away like a coward from what you said.”
Park Min-chul said that since Doucette is a foreigner, “If we can’t prove it legally in Korea, the prosecutors will state they can’t charge him since he is not in Korea.”
But he said prosecutors “can suspend it [charges against Doucette]. Put it on pending. If he comes to Korea, then we can investigate. That means he won’t be able to visit Korea anymore.”
“He might come out of curiosity. Then we can take him there [prison]. The promised place that is unfamiliar to him,” the lawyer added.
In 2014, a Halifax provincial court in Canada convicted and fined Doucette $50,000 for smuggling and distributing anabolic steroids, according to CBC News.
Doucette was also given a 20-month conditional sentence and one year of probation after he was charged for violation of the Customs Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
About $250,000 worth of steroids was also seized from his home in 2010. He was charged in court in 2012.
In 2018, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) banned Doucette for eight years after he refused to submit a sample after he competed in a cycling competition..
According to a decision by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, Doucette competed in the Tour de Keji race on May 26, 2018.
After the race, he was asked to submit a sample for the anti-doping test but he refused. He was banned for eight years as this was his second anti-doping violation in 10 years.
On Jan. 10, 2013, Doucette tested positive in an anti-doping test and was suspended for two years.