Onew is charged for touching a specific part of a woman’s body three times while drunk at a club. The woman (hereafter referred to as A) was dancing on a platform 30 centimeters from the ground, while Onew was sitting on a chair next to the platform.
Onew was arrested and investigated for five hours before being released. During the investigation he claimed that he does not remember as he was intoxicated.
A witness' account: he seemed too intoxicated to stand properly and appeared to be grabbing her leg as support. The site of the incident wasn't captured by the CCTV. However, the police judged that the main witness account has credibility due to accurate descriptions of the surrounding movements which were captured on CCTV.
In their statement SM Entertainment claimed that A dropped the case because she acknowledged that the incident was something that could happen because of intoxication.
A police source commented: “The victim has received additional damage as her personal information has been revealed because of press coverage. She signed the form to drop charges due to SM’s request, but she testified that there is no change in the fact that the sexual harassment occurred.”
The case will be forwarded to the prosecution as a recommendation for indictment without detention.
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