B.A.P‘s Himchan had been accused by a female, identified as “Miss A”, for sexually assault. According to the police, Himchan was suspected of sexually assaulting the woman at a pension on July 24, 2018. The woman claimed that he sexually assaulted her when they were hanging out together with other friends.
“We were a group of 3 guys and 3 girls in their 20’s hanging out at the pension when I was sexually assaulted by Himchan.”
— Miss A
TS Entertainment had denied the claims, claiming it was a misunderstanding. His case was then forwarded to court last month after an extensive investigation into both parties’ stories. Himchan was prosecuted back in June of this month.
However, news reports claimed that Miss A has now been sent over to prosecution after being charged with joint blackmail. The new discovery may have an impact on Himchan’s second trial that is coming up, and Himchan’s lawyer re-emphasized that Himchan did not use force and that it was consensual.
The two had an interest in each other for sure. There was no explicit consent but it was implied. It wasn’t forced sexual assault.
It’s true that Himchan touched Miss A’s upper body and kissed her, but there was no further physical contact.
— Himchan’s Lawyer