Hook Entertainment, the agency representing actress Park Min Young, has issued a statement in response to recent Dispatch reports concerning her ex-boyfriend and financial transactions. Back in September 2022, Dispatch alleged a relationship with wealthy businessman Kang, prompting Hook Entertainment to confirm the breakup and address the allegations.
The latest Dispatch report on January 15 claims Park Min Young received 250 million won in cash while dating Kang, suggesting it was a loan for living expenses. In a detailed statement, Hook Entertainment clarified that actress Park Min Young underwent a witness interview with the prosecution in February 2023. The investigation revealed she was not involved in any illegal activities or received unlawful benefits. The 250 million won was explained as Kang Jong Hyun using her account as a borrowed-name bank account, unrelated to Park Min Young's living expenses.
Hook Entertainment released the following official statement:
Hello. This is Hook Entertainment. We want to convey actress Park Min Young’s stance regarding the Dispatch news that was reported today.
In February 2023, actress Park Min Young participated in a witness interview with the prosecution regarding the use of her account as a borrowed-name bank account, and through this, it was clearly revealed that actress Park Min Young was not involved in any illegal activities nor did she receive any illegal benefits. The 250 million won mentioned in the report was only actress Park Min Young’s account being used by Kang Jong Hyun, and [the money] was not used for Park Min Young’s living expenses.
Actress Park Min Young was greatly misunderstood for over a year due to false information. Despite this, actress Park Min Young accepted the criticism from many people and is greatly regretting and reflecting on the aspect that she did act more cautiously. She also believes that it is an actress’s job to showcase good acting through good projects, so she is focusing more on her main job of acting.
We hope that the defamation of actress Park Min Young by raising groundless suspicions will no longer be repeated going forward.
Acknowledging the year-long misunderstanding, Park Min Young expressed regret and reflection for not being more cautious. Despite criticism, she remains committed to her acting career. Her Instagram post affirmed her belief in honesty prevailing and expressed a determination to protect her fans.
The agency hopes to put an end to groundless suspicions and defamation against Park Min Young. Meanwhile, the actress continues her successful stint in tvN's "Marry My Husband," leading the rankings of buzzworthy dramas and actors. As the truth surfaces, Park Min Young stands resilient, focusing on her craft and the unwavering support of her fans.