Reports on SHINee member Onew having sexually harassed were now getting all the attention. SM Entertainment has just released a statement stating that Onew is cleared of the alleged sexual harassment charges.
The agency also apologized to all of SHINee’s supporters regarding the incident. It stated, “We would like to express our position on the incident the media has been reporting on about Onew. Onew is a public figure and things about him aren’t being reported well. We are deeply reflecting on what has been a cause of concern for many people.”
They also explained that such misunderstanding was caused by the idol’s being under the influence of alcohol. “Onew went to a club on the morning of August 12 with his friends to celebrate his debut as a DJ. While he was drunk and dancing, he inadvertently made contact with the people around him, causing a misunderstanding and was then investigated by police”, they clarified.
The alleged victim also understood the nature of the situation, and agreed to drop all mentioned charges against Onew “However the other party also recognized that this situation could arise due to being drunk, so they said that it was all a misunderstanding, stated they wished for no punishments, and submitted a request to drop all of the charges”, SM Entertainment continued.
The agency lastly stated that Onew will sincerely participate in any necessary investigations regarding the matter.
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