Shim Eun-woo, who is suspected of school violence, requested that the accuser be reinvestigated.
Shim Eun-woo, who is suspected of school violence, requested that the accuser be reinvestigated.
When the case in which actor Shim Eun-woo sued Mr. A, who exposed school violence against him, was ended with no charges, he again denied the allegations of school violence and announced that he would request a reinvestigation.

Shim Eun-woo's side said on the 23rd, "Regarding the school violence issue raised by Mr. A, a former middle school classmate, Mr. Eun-woo Shim has never committed school violence as claimed by Mr. A. The recent decision by the police to not forward Mr. A is due to Mr. A's “This only means that it is difficult to punish Mr. A because there is insufficient evidence to determine whether the statement is false, but this does not mean that Mr. A’s statement is acknowledged as fact.”

He continued, "Reporting as if Eun-Woo Shim was the perpetrator of school violence through this decision is not true. Eun-Woo Shim took courage from the support of many people who helped her uncover the truth and filed objections, appeals, and finances with the help of legal experts. “We will make every effort to uncover the injustice through applications and other methods, including requesting a reinvestigation.” He also said, "I hope that through this, Shim Eun-woo's unfairness will be fully explained and misunderstandings will be resolved."

Shim Eun-woo's side emphasized, "I repeat this, there is no fact that Shim Eun-woo committed school violence while attending middle school." He continued, "Mr. Eun-woo Shim faithfully responded to a lie detector test conducted by the investigative agency to actively clarify the related suspicions, and the results of the lie-detector test did not show that Eun-woo Shim had harassed Mr. A or committed school violence." In addition, "At the time, there were numerous testimonies, including Shim Eun-woo's homeroom teacher and actual classmates, that Shim Eun-woo was not the perpetrator of school violence, but this was not reflected at all in the police investigation, and Mr. A's one-sided statement and some unidentified people on the Internet were used. “The decision was made solely based on comments from ,” he claimed.

Shim Eun-woo's side said, "Mr. Shim Eun-woo was participating in a work in which a significant portion of filming had been completed at the time this issue was first raised, and upon the advice of the production team that the school violence should be resolved quickly so that damage would not be passed on to the work and the people involved in it, “Even though there were no facts, we wrote an apology and apologized after discussing and confirming it with Mr. A,” he explained. He continued, "However, even though it was a content that had been discussed, it became more public as Mr. A once again questioned its authenticity, and Mr. Eun-Woo Shim had no choice but to make efforts to restore his damaged reputation, hoping that the truth would be revealed through the complaint." He said.

He said, “Once again, I hope that the reputation of actor Shim Eun-woo will no longer be damaged by reporting the meaning of the decision not to send Mr. “I am sincerely grateful to everyone,” he added.

Shim Eun-woo was caught up in the 'school violence controversy' in March 2021. This is after a post was posted by Mr. A, who claimed that he was ostracized by Shim Eun-woo during his school days. Mr. A claimed that Shim Eun-woo bullied and ostracized him during his school days. At the time, Shim Eun-woo said, "I realized that the words and actions I made without thinking when I was young could leave long-lasting scars on the other person," and made a statement acknowledging that he had committed school violence.

Afterwards, Shim Eun-woo suddenly reversed his position in July of last year and sued Mr. A. Mr. A also made additional revelations, reigniting the controversy.

The case in which Shim Eun-woo sued Mr. A ended in non-delivery last March. It is reported that the police judged that Mr. A's claim was difficult to regard as false based on the statements of witnesses.

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter translated by google