While San Diego Padres Kim Ha-sung sued his junior baseball player Lim Hye-dong for blackmail and intimidation, Lim Hye-dong made his own statement. On the 8th, a live video of Lim Hye-dong’s interview was posted on the YouTube channel of the Garosero Research Institute (Gaseyeon). On this day, Kim Se-eui released a photo of Lim Hye-dong, who is believed to have been assaulted by Kim Ha-sung. “The photo shows Lim Hye-dong being assaulted when he was Kim Ha-sung’s driver and manager,” he explained.
Kim Sei-ui also revealed her direct interview with Im Hye-dong. “Kim Ha-sung’s side, some media outlets, have been insulting and attacking the victim, Im Hye-dong,” Kim said. “When I saw Kim Ha-sung’s statement just now, I said, ‘If you’re unfair, file a complaint for assault. Then I’ll sue you for innocence.’ What is your position on this?” 안전 토토사이트
Lim Hye-dong said, “I already agreed once, as everyone knows, so I admit that Kim Ha-sung took some moral responsibility whether he felt sorry for me or not,” adding, “I didn’t want to do that because I acknowledged it, but now that I’m coming out like that, I’m reviewing everything about criminal matters.”
“I was beaten unilaterally (by Kim Ha-sung),” Lim Hye-dong said of a brawl he had with Kim Ha-sung in the past. “I think I can prove it by going to the police station with data from the day if it doesn’t fit,” Lim said. “I contacted the people who were there that day. They all said the same thing. There was no such thing as a quarrel between Kim Ha-sung and me in the drinking party.”
“I made a video call with Kim Ha-sung at Gocheok Dome (at the time). I have everything as evidence that (the other person) saw his face,” Kim added. Kim Se-ui asked, “Some media outlets reported that the photos of the assault (Im Hye-dong) were photos of him being assaulted by his father in the past, but there were reports that he was falsely manipulated with photos of him being assaulted by Kim Ha-sung.”
Lim Hye-dong said, “The word ‘false manipulation’ itself is wrong. While collecting evidence of things that have been hit and things like this, I think the photo (assault at home) was incorrectly included in the package,” adding, “When I delivered it to the lawyer as it was, there was no additional explanation, so it was misrepresented by the lawyer in delivering it to reporters. I just asked for a correction, and I made a mistake in that part.”
Lim Hye-dong also said, “I didn’t understand why Kim Ha-sung was lying when he first reported (about blackmail and intimidation) in the first place. I kept sharing 200 million won, and that’s what’s written in the agreement,” adding, “I just got paid as Kim Ha-sung’s lawyer wrote in the agreement. I haven’t been in contact for two years since then, and when I tried to send a proof of the confidentiality violation two years later, the agreement stipulates that the Central District Court should resolve it if it becomes a problem. I don’t know where he’s talking about blackmail.”
Lim Hye-dong said, “I want to be investigated by the police as soon as possible. I don’t want Kim Ha-sung to go wrong, but I think he should clearly prove that I didn’t make threats of blackmail. If I say that I have to make clear mistakes, I think I have to go through criminal proceedings,” adding, “I hope Kim Ha-sung will also present clear evidence. If I do something wrong, I will be punished. But I don’t care at all whether Kim Ha-sung files a criminal complaint or an innocent complaint.”
On the same day, Kim Ha-sung’s legal representative also expressed a new position on Lim Hye-dong. “As reported in various media, Kim Ha-sung recently sued his junior, a former professional baseball player, on charges of racketeering and attempted racketeering, and completed a police investigation,” the legal representative said. “In 2021, the opponent threatened Kim Ha-sung by taking advantage of his military status and demanded money in the name of settlement, and Kim Ha-sung paid him on the condition that the opponent did not directly or indirectly contact Kim Ha-sung or do any unfavorable acts.”
“Nevertheless, the opposing player repeatedly violated the agreement, such as contacting Kim Ha-sung again,” he said. “In response, Kim Ha-sung filed a criminal complaint to prevent further damage, and separately, he carried out a civil lawsuit and seizure requesting penalties for violating the agreement.”
He also stressed, “I would like to reiterate that it is not true that Kim Ha-sung unilaterally and habitually assaulted his opponent.” In addition, he said, “We plan to file additional charges against the opponent for defaming Kim Ha-sung by reporting false facts and manipulated photos of evidence to the media, and if the offense against the player continues in the future, we will not condone it and hold him responsible for civil or criminal matters.”
Earlier, Kim Ha-sung sued Lim Hye-dong on charges of racketeering and attempted racketeering on the 27th of last month, and attended the police on the 6th to complete the investigation of the complainant. Lim Hye-dong reportedly joined the management where Kim Ha-sung belonged after retiring as a baseball player and served as a road manager.
They got into a physical fight in 2021 after a dispute while drinking, and Lim Hye-dong reportedly demanded a settlement from Kim Ha-sung.