SHINHWA's Minwoo's sexual harassment case moved to prosecution
Jun Ko, July 17, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
On July 17th, SHINHWA's Minwoo's sexual harassment case was moved forward to prosecution after police found CCTV evidence of the incident. He was accused of forcibly kissing and groping two women without consent at a bar back on June 29th KST. Minwoo's label revealed that Minwoo had confused the victim for another person while he was drunk. During police questioning, Minwoo told police that, "It was show of playfulness and a joke gone too far. I had no other intentions."
Despite the victims withdrawing their complaints, the police continued to investigate as per the protocol for the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Sexual Crimes. After reviewing the CCTV footage, the police determined that his case will be moved to prosecution as sexual harassment did occur, no matter what the intention.