Updated September 9 KST:
TS Entertainment has shared an official statement regarding previous reports of a B.A.P member being booked for indecent assault and revealed that the member being investigated is Himchan.
The statement begins, “As reported, a misunderstanding took place when B.A.P’s Himchan was with an acquaintance and friends after being invited by the acquaintance, and he has received a police investigation. There was a report that the police forwarded the case to the prosecution, but the claims of the two sides are very conflicting, so more investigations have to take place.”
TS Entertainment continues, “He will diligently take part in the investigation to provide evidence for the facts, and we will release statements again as the incident gets settled. As the investigation is still taking place, we ask for speculative reports to not be released.”
“We express our apologies for causing worry to many people,” the statement concludes.
A member of B.A.P has been booked for indecent assault.
On September 9, the Namyangju Police Station revealed that one B.A.P member (hereafter referred to as “A”) is being investigated. He has been charged for an indecent assault incident against a woman in her 20s at a vacation home in Namyangju in early August.
According to the woman, there were three men and three women, including “A” and herself, hanging out at the vacation home when she was assaulted.
There were no other B.A.P members present at the vacation home.
“A” is denying the charge. A source of the police commented, “As the two sides are making conflicting claims and the incident is under investigation, the specific charge cannot be revealed.”
On the reports, B.A.P’s agency TS Entertainment responded, “We are currently checking.”