Technical support issues
Volleyball star Kim Yo-han (39) was cleared of illegal sports gambling charges.
On June 14 last year, the Busan District Court's Eastern Branch (Judge Mi-seon Lee) sentenced Mr. Hong, who was indicted on charges of blackmail and threats, to six months in prison, two years of probation, and 160 hours of community service. Mr. Hong was sentenced to 6 months in prison, 2 years of probation, and 120 hours of community service for violating the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection (defamation) in a trial held at the same court (Judge Kim Joo-young) on January 11 this year. was sentenced to
Both cases were trials based on Kim Yo-han's complaint. In December 2022, Mr. Hong posted a message on the bulletin board of an entertainment program in which Kim Yo-han was appearing, stating that Kim Yo-han had committed various illegal acts, including illegal Toto. An Internet media reported that Kim Yo-han participated in illegal Toto. Soon, an article was published with the main content that Kim Yo-han used his position as a commentator to confirm information and then instructed Mr. Hong to place a bet.
Although he was anonymous, most volleyball officials could recognize him as Kim Yo-han. In the end, Kim Yo-han had to withdraw from both commentary and entertainment. Kim Yo-han complained of his injustice and sued Mr. Hong, and eventually won.
Mr. Hong is a person that Kim Yo-han developed a close relationship with after getting to know him as a staff member of the club where he worked as a player. After Kim Yo-han retired in 2019, he continued the relationship by hiring him as his personal manager, and they were close enough to live in the same house. Why did he, who was practically a 'best friend', push Kim Yo-han to the edge?
Sunday, January 21, 2024