Man Speaks Out About Arrest At Club Owned By BIGBANG’s Seungri + Reveals CCTV Footage
On January 28, MBC’s “News Desk” revealed a CCTV footage of the assault at Burning Sun, a club owned by BIGBANG’s Seungri. The assault took place last year in Gangnam.
Mr. Kim, who claims to be the victim, was allegedly attacked by the security guards at the club but was arrested as the perpetrator.
Previously, Mr. Kim posted on online community Bobaedream about the incident. He wrote, “On November 24 at Burning Sun, a woman who was being sexual harrassed grabbed my shoulder and hid behind me. I asked a security guard for help, but I ended up getting beat up by the security guards and people who seemed like their friends.” He claimed that he was put in handcuffs and taken to the police station, where he was further assaulted by the police. To support his claims, he put up a photo of his bleeding face and another photo of him receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
In the newly revealed CCTV footage, several security guards drag Mr. Kim out of the club and make him fall on the ground. The club’s CEO Mr. Jang grabs the man by his hair, hits him in the face, drags him out into the road, and continues to beat him. The security guards grab onto the man and help Mr. Jang assault him.
At an interview with “News Desk,” Mr. Kim stated, “The security guards helped out, and one person took the lead in beating me. It was extremely shameful. I remember everyone was watching me.” When Mr. Jang and the security guards returned to the club, Mr. Kim called the police and reported the incident.
When the police arrived at the scene after 10 minutes, they spoke with a representative from the club and put handcuffs on Mr. Kim. According to Mr. Kim, the police did not attempt to search for Mr. Jang, look inside the club, or check the CCTV footage.
In a document explaining the reasons for Mr. Kim’s arrest, Mr. Kim was written as the perpetrator and Mr. Jang was written as the victim. When “News Desk” reached out to the club and police to hear their thoughts, a source from the club stated that Mr. Kim was charged for sexual harrassment, while the police stated that Mr. Kim was arrested for obstruction of business. In addition, the police said that they are investigating both assaults, including the allegations of Mr. Kim’s sexual harrassment inside the club.
Later, Mr. Kim shared through social media, “The police has summoned me due to Mr. Jang’s accusation against me for defamation. Don’t make me come and go, you come to the court. I’m going to report you to the prosecution so let’s make clear who got defamed.”