Group Le Seraphim member Kim Ga-ram will temporarily suspend activities to heal the wounds caused by the controversy over school violence. The agency claimed that Kim Ga-ram was angry and protested at the damage caused by her friend’s illegal photo shoot and distribution, but was referred to the School Violence Committee (School Violence) and punished.
In an official statement on the 20th, Le Seraphim’s agency, Source Music, said in an official statement regarding Kim Ga-ram’s alleged sexual assault, “If you reveal the facts confirmed through the member himself and a number of third-party statements, it will not only protect his peers who are entangled in the incident, but also his friends who are claiming damage. We have refrained from giving detailed explanations so far because we are concerned that the identities and sensitive personal information of minors will be disclosed. However, as distorted claims are continuously raised as if Garam Kim was a one-sided perpetrator of school violence accompanied by physical violence over a long period of time, centered on social networking services and some communities, and only one side’s position was conveyed, the suspicions raised so far We want to correct it.”
Source Music said, “A, who claimed Kim Ga-ram’s school violence, took a picture of a friend wearing only underwear at school without permission and posted it publicly on a social networking service in the name of another friend.” explained. He continued, “My friends, including Kim Ga-ram, were outraged by this behavior and complained to Mr. A, and there was no physical or physical violence in the process. Mr. A admitted his mistake, but did not receive any punishment for his actions. Rather, he pointed out the friends who protested against him as the perpetrators and referred them to school violence, and he transferred to another school. As a result, Garam Kim and one of her friends were subjected to school robbery.”
He continued, “In this case, the perpetrator who first made a big mistake in his relationship with his friends asked for a sexual assault, and Kim Ga-ram, who took his place on behalf of his friend who was harmed, was pointed out as the perpetrator. , the fact that, apart from the classification of the victimized students, there are many classmates who recognized the problem of Mr. A’s behavior, who demanded violence and claimed harm even though he had made a big mistake, and there are third parties who can testify to this. I will tell you,” he said.
Source Music also said, “Kim Ga-ram was also a victim of school violence. While in middle school, he suffered from malicious false rumors such as ‘I hit my friend with a flowerpot’ and ‘I was forced to transfer’. In addition, some classmates forcibly invited Ga-ram Kim and her friends to a messenger group room, making fun of them or swearing.”
Source Music said that Kim Ga-ram has been suffering from all kinds of rumors since her debut, and about the six rumors raised by some, “The statement that ‘Kim Ga-ram went to school’ is not true”, ” Rumors such as ‘I hit my classmate with a brick’ and ‘I broke my classmate’s head with a brick’ are not true”, “It is also not true that ‘I went to school in a police car and had a fight or assaulted other students’”, “‘Drinking Rumors that he had smoked with him are also not true”, “I also said that ‘I wentssip about other artists’ is also not true” and “‘Contracts with trainees from other agencies and expelled from the debut group’ are groundless.”
He continued, “Gim Garam became a victim of school violence such as cyberbullying after being disposed of in the first year of middle school, but since then has been steadily working towards her dream and future. Then, during her debut, she was attacked with all kinds of rumors, and as a result, she suffered psychologically. Accordingly, after discussing with Garam Kim, we decided to temporarily suspend our activities and focus on healing the wounded heart. Until Kim Garam recovers and returns, Le Seraphim plans to work as a five-member group for the time being.”
“It happened in a complicated background when I was in the first year of middle school, but Garam Kim is looking back on her immature behavior and is deeply reflecting. We ask for your generous understanding.” “We apologize for the fact that we had no choice but to reveal the exact situation and details related to Kim Ga-ram, and for the inconvenience caused to our artists. In particular, to the fans who support Le Seraphim. I sincerely apologize for causing concern,” he bowed his head.
Le Seraphim is the first girl group in collaboration with BTS’ agency Hive and its label Source Music.
However, member Kim Ga-ram was caught up in allegations of school violence and was at the center of the controversy. Source Music, the agency, denied the allegations of sexual assault by Kim Garam, saying it was ‘malicious sexual assault’, but on the 19th, victim A, Kim Garam and the middle school where the victim attended, based on the notification of the results of the School Violence Countermeasures Autonomy Committee, sparking controversy once again. stuck
hello. This is Hive/Source Music.
We would like to inform you of the facts and our position on the additional allegations regarding LE SSERAFIM member Kim Ga-ram.
First of all, we would like to apologize for causing concern to the fans in relation to this allegation. We are concerned that the identity and sensitive personal information of minors, such as peers who are entangled in the case, as well as the party claiming damage, will be disclosed if the facts confirmed through the members themselves and multiple third-party statements are disclosed in detail. Until now, I have refrained from giving detailed explanations. However, as distorted claims are continuously raised as if Garam Kim was a one-sided perpetrator of school violence accompanied by physical violence over a long period of time, mainly through social networking services and some communities, and only one side’s position was conveyed, the suspicions raised so far We want to correct it.
Before giving a detailed explanation, the most important points of the allegations related to the School Violence Committee (hereinafter referred to as “School Violence Committee”) are as follows:
Yoo Eun-seo (pseudonym), a client of Daeryun Law Firm (hereafter “Daeryun”), took a picture of a friend wearing only underwear at school without permission and posted it publicly on a social networking service in the name of another friend. This is a fact clearly stated in the case summary in the above-mentioned report on the outcome of the assault). Outraged by this behavior, her friends, including Kim Ga-ram, protested against Yoo Eun-seo, and there was no physical or physical violence in the process. Although Eun-seo Yoo admitted her own fault, she did not receive any punishment for her own actions. Rather, she referred her friends who protested to her as her perpetrators and accused her of bullying, and she herself transferred to another school. As a result, Garam Kim and one of her friends were subjected to school robbery.
We provide detailed explanations on the matters related to the member as follows.
We will explain the contents related to the School Violence Committee.
Kim Ga-ram was summoned to the school violence committee while attending the first year of middle school in 2018 and was subject to disposition. In this case, Kim Ga-ram, who first committed a major mistake in a relationship with friends, asked for bullying, and took a stand on behalf of the victim.
Kim Ga-ram and Yoo Eun-seo were friends for about two months from March to April 2018, the first year of middle school. However, at a retreat in the first year of middle school, when Eun-seo Yoo learned that Kim Ga-ram and her other friends were gossiping, they quarreled for about three hours, which ended after they apologized to each other. However, as Yoo Eun-seo relayed the incident to her close male student, she and her close male students were threatened outside the school by trying to physically assault Kim Ga-ram. As a result of this incident, Kim Ga-ram and Yoo Eun-seo no longer hang out.
Afterwards, Yoo Eun-seo took a picture of D, who was a close friend of Kim Ga-ram, wearing only underwear while she was undressing at school, and then publicly uploaded this picture to A’s social networking service, another friend, without permission. At that time, D was very shocked mentally, and a total of 5 friends, including D’s friend Kim Ga-ram, questioned Yoo Eun-seo’s wrongdoing on D’s behalf. Ga-ram Kim and her friends, who were angry at Friend D’s illegal photo shoot, met with Yoo Eun-seo separately and sweared in the process of protesting loudly. Eunseo Yoo has admitted to her own wrongdoings, but for this behavior she has not received any punishment from school, including bullying.
In the process, Yoo Eun-seo demanded the convening of a school violence gang, saying that Kim Ga-ram and many of her friends had bullied her, who was a minority. was held.
However, Yoo Eun-seo voluntarily transferred school at the request of D, who was a victim of the photo incident, before the school violence convened at her request was even over, while the forced transfer of Yoo Eun-seo was discussed. And, the disposition of the school robbery committee was given to a total of two people named Kim Ga-ram and A, who were designated by Yoo Eun-seo during the transfer.
After one or two months after transferring to a rural area, Yoo Eun-seo transferred back to the school next to Kim Ga-ram.
At that time, there were many classmates who understood the core content related to the violence.
Regarding the school violence incident that was held in June 2018, in addition to the direct target, many people involved and many classmates at the school also know the essentials. Aside from the classification of students who are superficially abusive and victimized, there are many classmates who recognized the problem of Yoo Eun-seo’s behavior, who demanded violence and claimed harm even though there was a big mistake, and there are many classmates who can testify to this. Note that there are also third parties.
Kim Ga-ram was also a victim of school violence.
After Kim Ga-ram was swept up in the unfortunate incident of a school robbery, absurd rumors about Kim Ga-ram spread throughout the school. While attending middle school, Garam Kim suffered from malicious false rumors such as “I hit a friend with a flowerpot, I was forced to transfer,” and later received an apology from a classmate who spread false rumors through the intervention of a school teacher.
In addition, some classmates forcibly invited Ga-ram Kim and her friends to a messenger group room, making fun of them or swearing at them. She was harassed because if Garam Kim left the group chat room she would invite her back, or read her messages and say nothing if she didn’t read them. At that time, not only classmates, but also several students who had no acquaintance with Kim Ga-ram, who was attending another school, came into the chat room and even verbally abused Kim and her friend. Unable to bear the bullying, Kim and her friend even turned to their school teachers for help.
Kim Ga-ram suffered from false information until recently.
Kim Garam has been suffering from all kinds of rumors since her debut, and I want to make it clear that the following statements raised by some are not all true.
1. The statement that “Kim Ga-ram went to a forced transfer” is not true.
Kim Garam spent in Seoul from kindergarten through the second grade of elementary school, and followed her father’s job and spent the rest of the four years of elementary school in Gwangju. And when he entered middle school, he returned to Seoul and entered the middle school where he lived, and is currently attending high school. There was absolutely nothing related to forced transfers in this process.
2. Rumors such as “I hit my friend’s head with a flowerpot” and “I broke my classmate’s head with a brick” are not true.
All of these rumors are false, and Kim Ga-ram suffered damage from the rumors even when she was in middle school. She even received a direct apology from a classmate who admitted that she had spread false rumors at a gathering of several friends with the intervention of her schoolteacher.
3. It is also not true that “I went to school in a police car and had a fight or assaulted other students”.
Garam Kim never assaulted or quarreled with other students, nor did she ever go to school in a police car. These are all malicious falsehoods.
4. Rumors of “drinking and smoking” are also not true.
Kim Ga-ram has never smoked or drank alcohol before. Rather, when I was in my first year of middle school, some of my classmates submitted a false investigation as a joke saying that Kim Garam was smoking and suffered pain. After an interview with her homeroom teacher, Garam Kim took a nicotine test with her parents and submitted it to the teacher to relieve her chagrin, and even explained false rumors about smoking directly to her friends.
5. The statement “I wentssip about other artists” is also not true.
Rumors that Kim Ga-ram used rude and vulgar expressions about other artists are also maliciously false. Garam Kim never said she was a fan of any particular male artist, and she never had any negative feelings or ratings of her fellow group members or other girl group members.
6. “Contracting a trainee with another agency and expelling from the debut group” are groundless.
Before Source Music, Garam Kim had never been a trainee for another agency. In addition, malicious rumors that he was a debut member of another agency, but had his contract terminated due to behavior and personality problems in the past are groundless.
We have previously stated that we will take legal action without any agreement or leniency against those who spread malicious allegations or false facts that attempt to harm artists who are about to debut. Among the above false facts, the company has already started taking legal action, such as a complaint, for the cases for which evidence has been secured.
We apologize to all of you and ask for your understanding.
Since a large number of minors are involved in the current controversial issue with Kim Garam, we tried to resolve the issue without disclosing the details of the facts to the public. However, at the time of his debut, unfounded false information about Kim Ga-ram spread widely, and the content related to the school violence was also made public through a law firm, so we had no choice but to respond. I’m sorry about that.
Also, we would like to apologize for Kim Ga-ram’s wrong words and actions in the past. It was a quarrel that took place on behalf of a friend who had suffered damage, but he admits his mistake and is deeply reflecting on his swearing and acting in a way that makes the other person feel threatened.
Garam Kim became a victim of school violence such as cyberbullying after the school bullying disposition in her first year of middle school, but since then she has been working hard for her dream and future.
However, during this debut process, I was attacked by all kinds of rumors, and I have suffered psychologically because of this. Accordingly, we decided to stop activities for a while in discussion with Garam Kim and focus on healing the injured heart. Until Kim Garam recovers and returns, Le Seraphim plans to work as a five-member group for the time being.
It happened in a complicated background when I was in the first year of middle school, but Ga-ram Kim herself is looking back on her immature behavior and is deeply reflecting.
We ask for your kind understanding.
Finally, we apologize for the fact that we had no choice but to reveal the exact situation and details related to Garam Kim, and for the inconvenience caused to our artists. In particular, we would like to sincerely apologize for causing concern to the fans who support Le Seraphim.
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