‘Flowers’ Kim admits abuse
“I feel so sorry to have physically and mentally hurt the person I loved and trusted for the past two years,” he wrote in the statement, in reference to his ex-girlfriend who, according to local media, is not a celebrity.
“I feel ashamed, as a man, to have committed an act I shouldn’t have,” he continued, adding that the series of abuse was “completely” his fault. “I beg her for mercy. Having learned from this experience, I will try to live more righteously in the future.”
As of noon yesterday, local media reported that Kim’s ex-girlfriend is currently considering withdrawing the suit.
The case, which dates back to Aug. 22, has tarnished the princely image of the star. It began when a woman claiming to be his ex-girlfriend filed a police complaint charging that the singer had repeatedly beaten her over the course of several months.
Local media was soon flooded with reports that one altercation had left her with a broken rib.
Before the star acknowledged he had committed physical abuse, he announced through his agency, Key East, that the broken rib was accidental and due to a “prank.”
By Lee Sung-eun