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Dong Yi actor resigns after he’s caught on tape kicking a woman

[TALK OF THE TOWN]

July 15,2010
Actor Choi Chul-ho pulled out of the MBC drama “Dong Yi” after allegations that he pushed and kicked a woman in public were confirmed.

According to news reports, Choi had been drinking at a restaurant in Yongin City early in the morning of July 8 when the woman made critical comments about his acting. Enraged, he pushed her down and kicked her in the back, the reports said.

The woman involved in the incident, who has declined to be identified, did not press charges.

However, the incident came up again when CCTV footage showing Choi and the woman was broadcast on SBS on July 9.

Two days later, Choi responded to the allegations at a press conference.

“I was afraid of losing my very hard-earned shot at being famous,” Choi said. “I am truly sorry for the damage I have caused to anyone.”

Later that day, he posted an apology on the Dong Yi Web site: “The least I can do to make up for my mistakes is pull myself out of the drama.”



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