Actor Cha Seung Won has said he accepts the blame for the rape charges being brough against his 24-year-old son Cha No Ah. The father of a 19-year-old girl accusing actor Cha Seung Won's 24-year-old son Cha No Ah of raping her, claims his daughter is too scared to seek treatment, according to the website allkpop.
"She is too scared to even go to the hospital," he said in an interview this week with the television program "One Night of TV Entertainment."
"[My daughter's] condition is very serious...people keep asking about the incident. I told Cha Seung Won's side to get on their knees and apologize to my daughter."
Considering the actor and former fashion model's willingness to accept the blame so far, the victim's father could get his wish.
Cha Seung Won took to the website me2day on Saturday to accept the blame for allegations that his 24-year-old son Cha No Ah raped a 19-year-old girl.
"First, I would like to apologize to everyone for being a father who has failed to raise his children properly." Cha wrote, according to the Korea Star Daily.
"Regardless of the facts of the matter, I bear a huge responsibility as the father of a son who had been mired in this. I can't hide my sadness and hurt that I have right now, but I would like to express my deepest apologies to everyone once again."
On Friday, Seoul Central Police locked up Cha No Ah on charges of not only raping the teen, who is reportedly still in high school, but also imprisoning her in his grandfather's villa since April.
"Mr. Cha [No Ah] locked her into a vacation house that his grandfather owned since April until now and sexually assaulted and threatened her multiple times," said the prosecuting attorney.
The girl is reportedly traumatized, and is currently receiving psychological treatment.
Cha Seung Won rose to fame as an actor for his role as an arsonist in the 2000 film "Libera Me."
Other film and television roles followed, including his popular portrayal of egomaniacal star Dokko Jin on the romantic comedy series "The Greatest Love."
Back in June, his son Cha No Ah was reportedly kicked out of an online gaming team he was involved in after being charged with using marijuana.
KPopstarz reader Jackie A. is skeptical of the charges being brought against No Ah.
"Did anyone ever think that she ran away to be with him and he let her stay at his grandfather's house until they figured out what to do next?" she asked.
"Did he have her tied up? Was he feeding her? When whoever found her, did she look like she was not fed or dirty looking? Did she smell?" the reader continued.
"Was she allowed to wash or use the bathroom? Those are the things I would be wondering about. If she was allowed to move around, why didn't she break a window [or] jump out and scream for help? Like I said, something don't sound right."