Police dismiss claims about Shin Hyun-joon's alleged propofol use
Police say they will not investigate claims by the former manager of Shin Hyun-joon about the actor's alleged use of propofol as they have found no evidence regarding the allegations.
Pyeong An Lawfirm, Shin's legal representation, released an official statement on Wednesday announcing that Shin will continue with his case against Kim Gwang-seob, the ex-manager, for defaming the actor by reporting false information about him.
“It has been confirmed that the Gangnam Police Station rejected the claims on July 27 under the pretext that there has been no evidence found about illegal activities by Shin,” the statement read. “We already filed a suit [against Kim] for falsely accusing Shin of illegally injecting propofol, seriously damaging his reputation in the process. We will strictly follow legal procedures to ask Kim to take responsibility for his actions.”
On July 13, Kim filed a request to reinvestigate Shin’s propofol usage in 2010. Prior to that, Kim had accused Shin of gapjil, or abuse of power, over the 13-year period that they had worked together.
Shin responded through his agency HJ Film that although it was true that he took the drug, the allegations against him were dropped after it was clear that he was prescribed the propofol under justifiable medical purposes.
BY LEE JAE-LIM [firstname.lastname@example.org]