About a week ago, singer Eddy Kim‘s indictment for his alleged involvement in a molka chat was suspended, and like with Roy Kim, his agency is saying that while he shared a screenshot in an unrelated chat, he was not involved in the molka chat.
“We would like to notify you of the results of Eddy Kim’s investigation. In late March of last year, Eddy Kim was investigated by the police on charges of spreading pornographic material, and his case was then forwarded to the prosecution and he has now received a suspension of indictment. Eddy Kim did not personally film illegal material or spread such content, but he was investigated for taking a screenshot online and sharing the image. In the process of the investigation, it was confirmed that the group chatroom that Eddy Kim was a part of was not the group chatroom that became an issue for sharing illegally filmed material, but a separate group chatroom based around a shared hobby. Regardless, Eddy Kim is regretting the error of his ways and reflecting on his actions. We sincerely apologize to all those who are disappointed by his actions. From now on, Eddy Kim will work hard to act prudently with a strong sense of responsibility. Once again, we apologize for causing concern.”
Okay, so Eddy is essentially going with the same argument that Roy made in claiming that he was in a group chat but not the one that involved molka sharing. The difference here being that Eddy is not even saying that what he did was technically illegal, unlike Roy who admitted to sharing a picture illegally.
Also like with Roy, it certainly seems to come down to what you believe. Roy’s case was a bit more believable since it was a third party (a journalist) defending him instead of his agency, plus the fact that it came before Eddy then used the same excuse. That said, even if you do believe all this about their participation in the molka chats, one still has to decide whether you buy that while they were besties with all these dudes who are going to prison they somehow had no idea what they were up to.