JYJ Park Yoo-chun apologized to fans through a handwritten letter
On November 1st, Park Yoo-chun’s younger brother Park Yu-hwan released on his personal SNS account a photo with the caption, “Notice from Park Yoo-chun”. The photo is a handwritten letter in English.
Park Yoo-chun started the letter by greeting, “Hello, this is Yuchun”, adding “Firstly, I would like to sincerely apologize for the delay in reaching out to all of you, and for causing you any unnecessary concern.”
He explained, “I do not neglect the ongoing claims. However, I have been investigating them and am planning to take legal actions. So, for now, I cannot share details”.
Before ending the letter, he said, “Once again, please kindly accept my apologies. I sincerely apologize for everyone having to encounter and be impacted by these rumors”, adding “Finally, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for supporting me patiently. I am doing my utmost to solve the problems and present the truth to everyone.”
Park Yoo-chun has been embroiled in a criminal case amid various rumors and engaged in a legal dispute with his agency.
Accused of sexual assault by four people in 2017, Park Yoo-chun was cleared of charges after going through investigations by the police and prosecutors. However, he was arrested for taking drugs with his former fiancé in 2019 and sentenced to 10 months in prison with two years of probation. At that time, the male singer-actor even held a press conference to deny drug charges, saying “I will retire from the entertainment industry if the allegations are true”. However, the charges were later confirmed, drawing great disappointment from fans.
In 2020, Park Yoo-chun opened an official SNS account and resumed activities. His comeback film “On the Edge” was released through VOD in November last year.
In 2021, Park Yoo-chun sued his former agency, which had accompanied him for a long time even after the drug scandal, for embezzlement. Recently, netizens noticed that posts about Park Yoo-chun have also been deleted from the account of his current agency, Logbook Entertainment. Despite the unusual situation, Park Yoo-chun remained silent for a long time until he released his recent handwritten apology.