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Koo Hara reaches out to Japanese fans, says meeting will go ahead as planned

  • Published : Nov 13, 2018 - 11:35
  • Updated : Nov 13, 2018 - 11:35

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Koo Hara reached out to her fans in a letter written in Japanese on her official Japanese website, inviting them to join her at a fan meeting in Japan and explaining why she had decided to go ahead with it despite an ongoing legal dispute with her ex-boyfriend.

On Monday, the singer-turned-actress posted the letter saying she hoped to meet her fans in Japan at the event, slated for Dec. 24.

“I am sorry for having worried you with my personal issues. It took me a long time to greet you as I got hesitant with various reports and couldn’t regroup myself,” she wrote.

“Despite the circumstances, I gained confidence thanks to your encouraging messages, and I sincerely appreciate them. I promised you guys during the fan meeting last year that I would hold one again this year and I’ve been preparing for it a lot. I hesitated several times as there still are unresolved issues, but I decided to hold the event anyways.”


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Koo has been embroiled in a monthslong legal battle with her ex-boyfriend, surnamed Choi, since he accused her of assault Sept. 13.

The scuffle has since snowballed into a full-fledged controversy, with Koo recently accusing Choi of blackmailing her with revenge porn. He has strongly denied doing so.

“I want to express my gratitude to each one of you at the event. I hope to reflect on myself and take steps forward to become a person who can share health and happiness through various activities,” she added.

Last week, police announced that they would refer both cases to the prosecution with a recommendation that both parties be indicted -- Koo for bodily harm and Choi for bodily injury, blackmail and sexual assault.

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