Mar 16, 2017
The nearly year-long battle between JYJ's Park Yoo-chun
and those involved in falsely accusing the singer/actor of sexual assault, as well as blackmail, has come to an end.
Yoochun has been acquitted of all 4 of his sexual assault cases early on, while all involved in false accusations and blackmail in regard to the sexual assault charges have been sentenced to penal servitude.
With the cases officially drawing to a close this past March 13, C-Jes Entertainment has issued a statement, which is as follows:
"On March 13, 2017, all 4 cases dealing with Park Yoochun's rape accusations have drawn to a close, with acquittal as the final verdict.
In addition, the 2nd case dealing with soliciting prostitution also resulted in Yoochun's acquittal by the Gangnam Police Department, while the report's filer was detained and charged with false accusations. Those arrested for blackmail in the 1st case were sentenced to penal servitude of approximately 2 years by the Seoul District Central Court this past January 17, 2017. In the 3rd and 4th cases that followed, the report filers were missing in action, and as a result, the cases were never investigated for accounts of false charges.
As of now, all of Park Yoochun's cases which began last June of 2016 have come to a close, with Yoochun freed of all charges.
We would like to bow our heads in apology for failing to pay attention to the social responsibilities of one loved by the public, and for the controversial issues Yoochun's incidents caused socially, regardless of the reasons.
We would further like to thank fans, both in Korea and overseas, for watching over the results of the investigations until the end. Yoochun will take this time and this incident to reflect on his life and duties as a public figure."