Han Seo Hee has stated she didn’t want YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk to be punished.
On August 25, Yang Hyun Suk faced his fourth hearing in appeals court to defend aggravated menacing charges.
On this day, Han Seo Hee and another witness took the stand to testify against Yang Hyun Suk. Han Seo Hee recounted how she met Yang Hyun Suk at an adult-entertainment establishment in 2014 and alleged that when she turned in her phone containing evidence she had smoked marijuana with then-IKON member B.I, Yang Hyun Suk had threatened to kill her.
Han Seo Hee then shocked everyone when she stated that she didn’t want Yang Hyun Suk to be punished before crying in court.
I don’t want Yang Hyun Suk to be punished. For the past six years, I have been labeled as a trainee and have stayed in limbo between a celebrity and an ordinary citizen. During this time, the overwhelming attention and criticism I received have been difficult to endure. After four years of these proceedings, I am exhausted. If he had only acknowledged what he did and sincerely apologized, I wouldn’t have come this far. It is unfortunate that it doesn’t seem like he will. I want to end this battle.
— Yang Hyun Suk
In contrast to Han Seo Hee, Yang Hyun Suk reportedly stayed quiet throughout the hearing.
Meanwhile, Yang Hyun Suk was found not guilty in 2022 after a judge ruled that the CEO’s verbal threat alone wasn’t sufficient to persecute him on the charges. Prosecutors have since appealed the ruling.