Recently, it was revealed that actress Kim Sae Ron was under investigation for driving under the influence.
Consequently, she has withdrawn from the upcoming SBS K-Drama Trolley and may have to pay back production companies, particularly for Netflix K-Drama Bloodhounds.
Now, Kim Sae Ron has released an apology via Instagram. She included a handwritten letter detailing the incident and updating on the aftermath.
Hello, this is Kim Sae Ron.
I apologize for the delay in writing this message. I wanted to take care of the incident and deal with the physical damages first.
Yesterday, on May 18 around 8AM in Gangnam district, I caused a car accident and damaged public property. At the time of the accident, I was under the influence of alcohol. This is wrong and I made a huge mistake.
The bad decisions I made have caused so much trouble for the retail shop owners and citizens in the area, as well as for the repair personnel. I should have been more responsible and thoughtful of my actions, but I wasn’t. And I sincerely apologize for it. I’m working with my agency to compensate for the damages that I’ve caused. I promise to communicate openly and do all that is in my power to deal with the consequences of my actions until everything is fully resolved.
Additionally, I sincerely apologize to the co-stars and the production staff of the K-Dramas I’ve been/was going to shoot. I’m extremely sorry for the inconvenience this will cause. I’m also sorry for the concerns I’ve raised.
I have no excuses for this disgraceful accident that I’ve caused. I’m deeply disappointed by my actions and so ashamed of myself. I’m going to reflect on my actions again and again and I swear this will never happen again. I’m sorry.
— Kim Sae Ron
The response has been generally positive so far. Most hope for Kim Sae Ron’s well-being and agree that the actress deserves a second chance.
Previously, her agency Gold Medalist issued an apology regarding Kim Sae Ron’s drunk driving incident.
Kim Sae Ron is deeply reflecting on her mistakes. In addition, she has expressed her sincere apologies to the many people who have suffered from damages or inconveniences due to her actions, as well as to those who did their best to restore the damaged property. She will do her best to help aid in the restoration process.
— Gold Medalist
Read the full statement below: