Sports announcer denies battery accusations, claims she’s the victim

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Sports announcer denies battery accusations, claims she’s the victim

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A high-profile sports announcer has denied allegations that she committed battery against a representative of an advertising agency, insisting instead that she was a victim in the Friday incident.

KBSN’s Choi Hee, a co-worker and her lawyer were meeting with the representative at a coffee shop in a department store when the alleged battery took place, according to Yangcheon Police. During the meeting, Choi’s lawyer and the representative had a fierce argument that devolved into a physical confrontation.

Choi insisted that she simply grabbed the arm of the management representative to stop the quarrel, emphasizing that she made no aggressive physical contact. The 25-year-old added that she felt verbally abused and blackmailed by the management company, which has insisted that she pay a financial penalty for failing to perform certain duties in an advertising contract.

The lawyer was investigated by police, and Choi visited police on Friday to serve as a witness to the incident. By Joo Kyung-don
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