Gold Medalist released a statement regarding Seo Ye Ji’s alleged involvement in Kim Jung Hyun’s “rude behavior” incident. The company stated the Seo Ye Ji is not the cause of Kim Jung Hyun’s behavior towards SNSD’s Seohyun during the filming of “Time,” and, although the message exchanges between them about avoiding physical contact are true, the agency stated that were taken out of context. They also added that the school violence rumors are not true.
FULL STATEMENT BELOW:
“Hello, this is GOLDMEDALIST Co.,Ltd.
This is an official statement regarding the recent reports about our agency’s actor Seo Ye Ji.
First of all, we apologize that it took a long time for an official statement to be released.
After checking with Kim Jung Hyun’s side, we received clear confirmation that the controversy regarding the drama did not occur because of Seo Ye Ji, and he expressed his intent to release his own statement regarding this. However, he expressed that it will take some time for the statement to be released because various issues are involved. As the controversy continues to heighten, we were told that it is alright for us to release our statement first, so we are releasing our statement now. We once again apologize for the delay in releasing a statement.
In addition, we sincerely bow our head in apology for the absence today from the press conference for the film “Recalled,” causing harm to staff and the other actors of the film as well as reporters.
We are revealing our statement separate from Kim Jung Hyun’s. It is logically difficult to accept the controversial report that a drama’s leading actor would act exactly as told by someone else without his own free will. It is realistically impossible that an actor can act and participate in filming without one’s own will.
It is not shown in the conversations that were revealed, but Kim Jung Hyun also made requests to Seo Ye Ji, who was filming a different drama, to not film kiss scenes. So Seo Ye Ji also told him, “Then you shouldn’t do it either,” among conversations of lovers showing jealousy about each other’s physical contact with others. This can be seen as a common fight between actors who are dating. However, all actors carry out filming normally, putting their quarrels with their partners aside. Kim Jung Hyun must have had an unavoidable personal matter. Moreover, the report contains private conversations between individuals that should not have been made public, and great misunderstandings seem to have been caused when that was not taken into consideration. Ultimately, we are deeply reflecting on having caused concern to many due to immature feelings regarding love.
We are also receiving many questions about Seo Ye Ji’s education, so we would like to use this opportunity to share the facts. Seo Ye Ji had been admitted to Complutense University of Madrid in Madrid, but after starting her activities in Korea, she was not able to normally attend university.
Moreover, regarding the suspicions of school violence that were additionally raised, we inform you that they are completely false.
We once again apologize for the trouble caused,” as translated by Soompi.