Actor Lee Tae Gon was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries after receiving a beating from 2 men at a local pub.
On January 7th, actor Lee Tae Gon was taken into police custody along with 2 other males for having been involved in a fight.
The initial report by Korean media stated that the fight broke out after 2 men approached Lee Tae Gon for a handshake and were refused.
Lee Tae Gon was questioned for an hour until 2:00 AM and headed to the Bundang Seoul University Hospital for treatment while the other 2 returned home.
The police officer who conducted the questioning revealed, “The two men claimed to have been assaulted by Lee Tae Gon but a witness stated that Lee Tae Gon took a beating from the two men without retaliation. We will be looking at CCTV footage to discern what really happened.”
Lee Tae Gon’s agency Choice Good Entertainment later stated, “Lee Tae Gon is a victim of assault who suffered from a one-sided act of violence. He was summoned to the police station as a victim and he was treated at the hospital after receiving injuries to his face.”
It was also reported that he received repeated kicks and punches to his face and nose broke as a result of the assault.
Having debuted in 2005, Lee Tae Gon is famous for his role in Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror as well as his role in Golden Fish.