Recently, a hot topic going around is that Yoochun had an alibi in the third and fourth alleged victims in his sexual assault case. Basically, fans started searching and said that he was in China on both dates and thus couldn’t have committed the sexual assault in Korea.
This was capped off by a report by Sports World that reinforced this narrative that he was in China, and Koreaboo adding their typical clickbait shit calling the alleged victims liars.
On June 21st, Korean media outlet Sports World reported that there is evidence to suggest that the 3rd and 4th alleged victims of rape by Park Yoochun of JYJ are lying. According to reports, the 3rd victim claimed to have been raped on 2014 June 12th, but Park Yoochun had been in the Chengdu Sports Center Stadium in preparation for ‘The Return Of King’ concert. Furthermore, on the date that the 4th woman claims to have been raped in February, Yoochun was confirmed to have been in China again on a fan meeting tour.
Seems airtight, right? Well, until you actually look for yourself.
Besides the fact that alleged trauma victims having shaky memories would be completely normal, and thus them getting details wrong would mean little, it doesn’t actually appear the “he was in China” alibi is valid at all.
The third alleged victim said that the alleged sexual assault happened on June 12, 2014. The rebuttal from fans and Sports World said he couldn’t have because he was in Chengdu at the time preparing for a concert. The problem with that is the media captured him in Korea at Incheon Airport leaving for Guangzhou on June 13, meaning he was definitely not yet in China.
Furthermore, the report claiming he has an alibi cites that he was in Chengdu for the ‘The Return Of The King‘ concert, but that was actually held on September 6, 2014, and he was actually in Guangzhou for a fanmeeting on June 14, 2014. The last event he had previous to heading to the airport in Korea was a similar fanmeeting in Seoul on June 4, 2014.
All of that supports a report by TV Report that Yoochun was in Korea on June 12, 2014.
TV Report reported his alibi was not sound as the JYJ member was in Korea on June 12, 2014.
Given the amount of freely available evidence, and the amount of incorrect facts in these alibis, one would have to be willfully trying to mislead people to come to the conclusion that he had an alibi for the third alleged victim.
The fourth alleged victim said that the alleged sexual assault took place on February 21, 2015. The rebuttal from fans and Sports World says that he was in China at the time for a fanmeeting tour. The problem is that the fanmeetings in question took place on February 7, 2015 in Beijing and February 14, 2015 in Chengdu, and fans took pictures of him arriving back in Korea at Incheon Airport on February 16, 2015.
Of course, maybe he went back to China for, uh, reasons between February 16 and February 21, right? The problem with even that narrative is a reporter posted a picture with Yoochun on Instagram from February 21, 2015, as she conducted an interview with him for his movie, ‘Haemoo‘.
Furthermore, he attended an award ceremony in Korea in Incheon on February 26, 2015. When he actually went back to China for a fanmeeting in Shanghai, it was on March 1, 2015.
Based on all this, Yoochun’s alibi for the fourth alleged victim was either based on mistaken info or was purposefully vague, because aside from believing he has the ability to teleport or something, Yoochun was in all likelihood in Korea on February 21 (and even from February 16 through February 26) before leaving for China at the start of March.
As such, unless there are things I’ve yet to be made aware of involving Yoochun’s alibis, the reality of the situation appears to be that the Sports World report on him having an alibi due to being in China was woefully incorrect, and so were the fans trying to provide him with an alibi using similar excuses. Ironically, the information needed to expose the alibis as bunk was easily accessible due to the fandom’s own dedicated documenting of Yoochun’s movements.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Yoochun did sexually assault the third and fourth alleged victims, nor does it mean he doesn’t have a different alibi. Rather, it means that the alibi of Yoochun being in China at the time of the third and fourth alleged sexual assaults is demonstrably false as far as we know, and that everybody should therefore stop trying to spread the narrative that Yoochun is definitely innocent and that the alleged victims are clearly liars since it’s based on inaccurate information.