SEOUL – Former B.A.P member Himchan, who was sentenced to 10 months in jail for sexual assault, reportedly tried to take his life at residence on Sunday (June 13).
In line with South Korean leisure information portal Star Information, a fearful acquaintance had alerted his mom, who managed to cease the suicide try. He’s stated to be resting at residence.
The incident occurred on the identical day Himchan, 31, had posted a public apology on social media.
“There are a whole lot of the reason why I am talking up so belatedly, however I’ve been staying quiet as a result of there are completely different tales than the reality,” he wrote.
“I apologise. And I’m sorry once more. I hope everybody stays protected and pleased. Goodbye. Thanks.”
A spokesman from his administration company stated: “I am sorry that Himchan disenchanted his followers with this, after already failing to satisfy their expectations earlier than.”
In 2018, Himchan was accused of molesting a lady in her 20s throughout a retreat at a visitor home.
His lawyer stated at his July 2019 trial: “It is clear that there have been emotions of curiosity between them. We acknowledge the reality of the kissing and the touching of (her) chest, however there was no different bodily contact past that.”
All through the trial, Himchan maintained that there was no sexual assault and that he and the lady had an excellent relationship.
He was sentenced to 10 months in jail and 40 hours in a remedy programme for intercourse offenders in February, however was not arrested instantly in order to present him time to apologise to the sufferer. In March, he filed an enchantment.