Nam Joo Hyuk‘s alleged classmate, who accused the actor of bullying him, has changed his story.
Money Today reported the change of heart after interviewing the journalist who first wrote the story for the media outlet The Days News.
The media outlet has changed its article since Nam Joo Hyuk’s label, Management Soop, released a statement emphatically denying the accusations and vowing legal repercussions.
The media outlet first claimed that Nam Joo Hyuk bullied the accusser for six years. The revised article states now that the accuser alleged two years.
Also, in the revised article, the original accuser has changed entirely. The revised article claims it wasn’t the original accuser who had gone through the abuse but his friend.
The writer of the original article told Money Today that the accuser had changed his story.
The accuser has changed his words. He originally stated he was bullied for six years. However, the accuser later said he wasn’t able to differentiate the abuse he received from the actor from his friends.
— Original author
As for the reason why in the article, the original accuser has been revised to “friend of the accuser,” the author stated that it was because the accuser had originally asked that the author hide the fact it was the accuser’s friend who had gone through the abuse.
Previously, the media outlet The Days News released a story alleging Nam Joo Hyuk had bullied a classmate. Management Soop has since rebuked all charges and has stated they would be taking legal actions.
Even before the label’s denial, netizens felt there were inconsistencies in the original allegations as the accuser alleged he was bullied for six years, although the actor had attended his school for only three.
Also, fans were questioning why the accuser would release the story through The Days News, as it is very little known, and the website’s other articles suggest it isn’t very reliable.
Nam Joo Hyuk is one of K-Drama’s most recognizable leading men. The actor has garnered many fans due to his good looks and kind demeanor. Nam Joo Hyuk is known for his roles as Twenty-Five Twenty-One and Start-Up.