Director Ahn Gil-ho of the Netflix series “The Glory” apologized for assault and bullying allegations.
On March 12, Jipyong Legal, the legal representative of Director Ahn Gil-ho, made the following statement via Newsen: “Director Ahn Gil-ho had a girlfriend with whom he started dating when he was studying in the Philippines in 1996,” and “When he heard that his girlfriend was teased at school, his emotions instantly became intense and he caused an indelible wound to others.” He continued, “I am very sorry for the people who were hurt by this incident.”
He continued, “I sincerely ask for forgiveness from the bottom of my heart to those who were hurt through this. If given the opportunity, I would like to express my apology either in person or over the phone. I am sorry for the controversy caused by what happened,” he added.
Recently, a Korean community website in the U.S. published an exposé by Mr. A, who claimed that he was assaulted by Director Ahn Gil-ho at a school in the Philippines in the past.
Mr. A claimed that he and another friend were assaulted for two hours by 15 people, including director Ahn Gil-ho, while studying in the Philippines in 1996.
“The Glory” directed by Ahn Gil-ho tells the story of a woman whose heart was broken by bullying and violence during her school days, and the people who fall into the vortex of the terrible revenge that she meticulously prepared for her whole life.
[Full text of the official comment by Jipyung, Legal Inc.]
I am Kim Moon-hee, an attorney at law of Jipyong Law Firm, the legal representative of Director Ahn Gil-ho.
Please accept my apologies for the slight delay between the initial news report and the statement of my position.
Director Ahn Gil-ho had a girlfriend with whom he started a relationship when he studied in the Philippines in 1996, but when he heard that his girlfriend was teased at school, his emotions instantly became intense and he caused a wound to others that cannot be erased. I sincerely ask forgiveness for those who were hurt by this. If given the opportunity, I would like to express my apology either in person or through a phone call.
I am sorry for the controversy that I have caused.