Actor and former Music Bank MC Lee Seo Won was absent from his recent trial for sexual assault & intimidation, as he had quietly begun his mandatory military service.
Lee Seo Won had been drinking with Miss A, a noona and fellow celebrity whom he had worked with, when he tried to kiss her and make physical contact. When she refused and tried to call her boyfriend for help, he threatened her for a knife.
He didn’t tell his agency about the incident and continued hosting and filming until the charges were revealed to the media.
As a result of the charges, he was dropped from his MC position at Music Bank as well as his tvN drama About Time.
At his first trial, he plead guilty to the charges of sexual harassment and criminal threats against a female celebrity known as Miss A.
At his second trial, he shared his thoughts about the trial and apologized to the victim.
“I don’t remember very much so I’m just assuming based on the statement. I wish I could remember but I’m learning as I attend my trials. I’ve been trying to contact (the victim). I want to apologize even if it’s through our mutual acquaintances. I’ve said it many times but I don’t know if she’s heard. I’m more sorry that I don’t remember and really want to say that I’m sorry. She was a very close noona of mine.” ㅡ Lee Seo Won
The third trial had the victim testify in court on October 25. Lee Seo Won was supposed to appear at his fourth trial on November 22, however, it was found that he had entered the military on November 20 and was absent from the trial.
As a result, the trial has been postponed to January 10.