Himchan Ex-BAP Reportedly Harassed Two Women When Appealing Previous Cases
Former BAP Group Member Himchan Is Currently Facing Charges Of Sexually Harassing Two Women. However, The Lawyer Denied And Provided Evidence To Declare The Idol’s Innocence.
The case of alleged sexual assault that dragged Himchan ex – BAP is currently under appeal. Based on reports circulating, the 32-year-old former idol is currently facing a new lawsuit regarding sexual harassment.
The original owner, Kim Him Chan, is now facing a new lawsuit for sexual harassment. In fact, he is still in the process of appealing to his sexual assault suit starting in 2019.
A recent legal report stated that two women filed a lawsuit against Himchan this April of 2022. The victim claimed that Himchan sexually harassed them on the outside stairs at an establishment in Yongsan-gu, Hannam-dong. One of the two women involved is a foreigner.
According to the two women, Himchan took one of the women’s cell phones while waiting for their food to arrive. The two women then confront Himchan on the outside stairs when Himchan touches one of the women and asks them to go upstairs together. Another woman also claimed that Himchan was trying to touch her chest. Both claimed that Himchan was very drunk during the incident.
Soon after, the women complained to the owner of the place, and a manager appeared and sent Himchan home in a taxi. Two women who later learned that Himchan was a celebrity currently involved in a sexual assault lawsuit visited the Yongsan police station that same night to file charges against him.
However, according to a statement given by Himchan’s legal representative, the physical contact was accidental. “Based on the CCTV footage from the scene, the contact between Himchan and the two women occurred due to unavoidable circumstances, but there was no sexual intent,” said Himchan’s lawyer.
“Contact occurred when other customers attempted to perform up and down stairs due to the narrowness. If the women were offended by the contact that resulted from this unavoidable circumstance, the defendant apologized. Again, the defendant did not try to touch the woman’s chest, nor did he have any sexual intentions,” Himchan’s lawyer confirmed.
Meanwhile, Himchan was previously charged with sexually assaulting a woman in September 2019. In February 2021, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty during his first trial. Himchan then appealed the court’s initial decision and is scheduled to attend the second appeals court hearing this June.