After initially strongly denying accusations of sexual harassment, then walking that back after more claims emerged, then going silent with Will Entertainment cutting ties with him and the police saying there were more than five victims, Jo Min Ki has released a statement admitting to everything.
On February 27, he released an official statement, saying, “Everything is my fault, and I am the one to blame. I am deeply sorry to all the victims for the pain I’ve caused, and from here on out, I will not avoid the social and legal consequences of my mistakes. “I showed a disgraceful side of myself these past few days because I was suddenly overburdened [by the sexual harassment allegations], and I apologize again for that. “It’s late [to say this], but I will lay everything down. I will spend the rest of my life reflecting on my wrongdoings. I will pay my debt by committing to serve, and I bow my head in apology once again.”
Jo Min Ki has thus far been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and physical abuse, so hopefully this doesn’t stop at just ruining his image and an apology. He alludes to potential legal consequences in the statement, and police were doing an investigation, so there’s hope of punishment here. Something has to happen because according to the accounts of the victims, the guy was an abusive monster to anybody and everybody he could take advantage of.