Nuests Kang Dong Ho Accused Of Sexual Assault

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NUESTs Kang Dong Ho Accused Of Sexual Assault
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NUESTs Kang Dong Ho Accused Of Sexual Assault

On June 22, an internet community user claimed that she was sexually assaulted by NUESTs Kang Dong Ho when they were in middle school.

She wrote, Eight years ago, in the winter of 2009, I was in my first year of middle school and he was in his second year. We were returning home from a private educational institute, and I was sexually assaulted by Kang Dong Ho on the bus.

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She gave a detailed account of what happened, saying, At first, he sat next to me, saying Its cold, and grabbed my hand. I was suspicious, but he was a close acquaintance, so I smiled and said, Im cold too! Then the bus took off and he put his bag on my lap. I thought he was telling me to hold it for him, but he touched my thigh. I was extremely taken aback and confused, but my younger self couldnt say anything because I was scared that the other students in the bus would think Im strange. I was wearing my school uniform, and he touched my breasts over my uniform, and then he touched the inner part of my thigh. I was unable to say anything out of fear, and all I could do was press my legs together. Then Kang Dong Ho put his own leg on mine to force my legs apart. He started touching my thigh again and touched my genitals over the stockings I was wearing. He moved his hand up to my waist and put it inside my stockings to touch my genitals over my underwear, and then he put his hand inside my underwear and touched my genitals. When it was my turn to get off the bus, he waved his hand at me, smiling, and said Bye. I can still remember that moment clearly.

Pledis Releases Official Statement About Sexual Assault Allegations Against NUESTs Kang Dong Ho
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Pledis Releases Official Statement About Sexual Assault Allegations Against NUESTs Kang Dong Ho

Following sexual assault accusations against NUEST member Kang Dong Ho, his agency has released a second official statement.

Their official statement is translated below:

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Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.

We would like to reveal our official stance on the false statements involving our agency artist Kang Dong Ho.

First, the words that are spreading online are all false. Since these groundless statements are spreading indiscriminately, we will be taking strong legal action against these false statements without any exceptions. In order to prove Kang Dong Hos innocence regarding the completely groundless statements and to make the individual be held responsible for being the source of the rumors, we will sue and file a complaint regarding violating laws of information protection and more.

Kang Daniel, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won apologize for cheating controversy on 'Produce 101'
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Kang Daniel, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won apologize for cheating controversy on 'Produce 101'

Kang Daniel, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Wonapologized for their recent controversies on 'Produce 101' season 2.

On the May 26 airing, the three traineesstepped up to make an apology. Kang Daniel first said, "I apologize for not thinking far enough." Lee Ki Won also stated, "I'll work hard to always show only the good sides" while Kim Dong Bin said, "I'll work hard to always show the bright side of me."

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Kang Daniel, Lee Ki Won, And Kim Dong Bin Apologize For Influencing Concept Selection Unfairly On Produce 101 Season 2
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Kang Daniel, Lee Ki Won, And Kim Dong Bin Apologize For Influencing Concept Selection Unfairly On Produce 101 Season 2

On the May 26 episode of Mnets Produce 101 Season 2, the trainees were put into teams for their next mission. The next mission is a concept challenge where each trainee was assigned an original song with choreography through online votes.

Previously, trainees Kang Daniel, Lee Ki Won, and Kim Dong Bin came under fire for posting messages on their social media that seemed to request a particular song. Soon afterwards Mnet announced that they would be taking steps to prevent any unfair bias in the concept challenge.

Kang Daniel, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won apologize for cheating on Produce 101
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Kang Daniel, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won apologize for cheating on Produce 101

Produce 101s Daniel Kang, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won apologized for attempting to communicate with fans on their social media accounts.

Produce 101 contestants Daniel Kang, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won all recently faced backlash after they tried to communicate with fans via their social media accounts and influence the mission songs that would be allocated to them by popular vote.

Mnet announced they would be taking action against the contestants by banning them from performing the song they tried to promote themselves to be in, and the three contestants made their official apology in a recent episode in addition to their official apologies via their own social media accounts.