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Musical star accused of molestation

Nov 12,2019
Musical actor Kim Ho-young has been accused of sexual assault, according to reports by local media on Monday.

Kim was accused of groping a male victim inside a car on Sept. 24, and a report was filed last month. The accusation was filed at the Seoul Seongdong Police Station, but Kim has been avoiding calls from the police for investigation due to his schedules.

Kim’s agency PLK Entertainment released an official statement on Monday afternoon denying the charges.

“The articles related to Kim are completely false, and we are in the process of finding out the specifics,” said the agency. “Please refrain from spreading speculative reports, and we will actively pursue legal measures for the false reporting of facts.”

Kim debuted in the musical “Rent” and has appeared in a number of musicals, including “Kinky Boots,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Liar,” “Man of La Mancha” and more. He is currently starring in the tvN drama series “Pegasus Market.”

By Lee Jae-lim