Agency terminates contract with actor Kang Ji-hwan for sexual assualt

By Park Sae-jin Posted : July 16, 2019, 15:36 Updated : July 16, 2019, 15:36

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SEOUL -- Huayi Brothers, a South Korean acting agency, terminated an exclusive management contract with Kang Ji-hwan, an actor who has been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman and abusing another at his home after a drinking party.

"We will terminate an exclusive management contract with Kang Ji-hwan after deciding that our trust has collapsed due to an unexpected scandalous affair," the Seoul-based acting agency said in a statement on Tuesday. Kang, 42, admitted to charges of sexual assault during a police investigation on Monday.

Kang was detained last week after he sexually assaulted a woman and molested another from a subcontractor of his agency at his house in Gwangju, a southeastern satellite city of Seoul, on July 9.

Kang debuted as a musical actor in 2002 and played his first main role in a TV drama in 2005. He played the main role in TV dramas "Capital Scandal (2007)" and "Hong Gil Dong (2008)".
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