No Si-hyun caught stealing
No took a garment worth 300,000 won ($264) from a store in the trendy area of Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, according to the Gangnam District police.
She posted an apology for the incident on Facebook and Twitter yesterday.
“I’m deeply sorry for having let down fans and others who know me,” No said. “I’m not trying to make excuses. I just wanted to apologize.”
An acquaintance of No said the star has been suffering from stress and premenstrual syndrome, according to local media reports.
No has come to an amicable agreement with the store, which will not pursue legal charges.
Given the situation, No’s agency said the star will make no further public appearances to promote the song “Farewell Cinema,” released in April by Gavy NJ.
No debuted as a member of the group in 2005.
Their first album was called, appropriately enough, “The Very First.”
By Lee Sun-min