Park Jin Young has personally addressed reports of being part of a religious cult.

On May 2, Dispatch posted photos of Park Jin Young and actor Bae Yong Joon at a supposed meeting for the Salvation Sect, a Korean religious cult.

In response, Park Jin Young took to his Instagram to respond to the reports.

His post reads as follows:

“A Salvation Sect meeting?

I paid money to rent a space and teach a bible study myself, and you’re calling it a Salvation Sect meeting?

100 people gathered to hear my lecture, and out of those, a few people from the  ‘Salvation Sect’ came and sat down because they said they wanted to hear my lecture, and you’re saying it’s a Salvation Sect meeting?

I, myself personally, and the JYP Entertainment company do not have any relations with the businesses of the ‘Salvation Sect,’ but you’re saying I’m part of the Salvation Sect?

How do you plan on taking responsibility for the damage you have done to me and our company and report something like this without checking the truth?

Four years ago, my friend and I met twice a week for a bible study, and then the friend’s friend, then that friend’s friend were added, and now our meeting has about 30 people. But you’re calling this a so-called ‘Salvation Sect’ meeting?

Since we’ve come to this point, I will post my faith testimony, and please read it over carefully. If there are any legal or ethical problems in it, your coverage is appropriate, but if there are not, you will be taking legal responsibility for all of the damage done to us.”

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#JYPfaith 구원파 집회라구요? 제가 돈 내고 제가 장소를 빌려 제가 가르친 성경공부 집회가 구원파 집회라구요? 100명이 제 강의를 듣기 위해 모였고 그 중에 속칭 '구원파' 몇 분이 제 강의를 들어보고 싶다고 와서 앉아있었는데 그게 구원파 모임이라구요? 제 개인적으로나 혹은 JYP 엔터테인먼트 회사 차원에서 속칭 '구원파' 모임의 사업들과 어떠한 관계도 없는데 구원파라구요? 도대체 저와 우리 회사에게 입히신 피해를 어떻게 책임지시려고 사실 확인조차 없이 이런 글을 보도하신거죠? 전 4년 전 친구와 둘이 일주일에 두 번 모여 성경공부를 하다가 친구의 친구, 또 그 친구의 친구가 더해져 이제 한 30명 정도 모이는 모임을 하고있습니다. 근데 이게 속칭 '구원파' 모임이라구요? 이왕 이렇게 된 것, 제 간증문을 올릴테니 꼼꼼히 한 번 봐주시죠. 그 내용 중에 법적으로나 윤리적으로 문제가 있다면 당신들의 취재는 합당한 것이겠지만 만약 없다면 저희에게 입히신 모든 피해에 대해 법적 책임을 지시게 될 것입니다.

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