November 19, 2021 12:46
Singer Kim Gun-mo, who was indicted last year on charges of raping a woman in a hostess bar, was cleared of rape on Thursday.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office dismissed the charges against Kim but did not elaborate.
The allegations first surfaced on a popular YouTube channel in late 2019, where panelists claimed that the singer raped a woman in a hostess bar in August 2016. The alleged victim only filed a complaint three days after the video was posted.
Prosecutors recently held a meeting to hear the testimonies of both sides and decided to dismiss the case. They also asked 15 civil jurors selected at random for their views on the allegations.
The singer has denied the charges and filed a defamation complaint against the accuser in January last year, but police handed the case over to prosecutors later that year.
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