On September 15, actor Kim Hyun Joong released a formal apology to his former girlfriend of two years. The apology comes after her charges of assault several weeks ago.

On his official homepage, Kim Hyun Joong said the following:

"Hello, this is Kim Hyun Joong. I′m really sorry for giving the person I believed and loved for two years a lot of mental and physical pain. I′m embarrassed at myself for doing something that a man should never do. Since this incident occurred entirely because of my mistakes, there is no reason for her to be blamed. I want to also say sorry to her family and friends. More than anything, I hope she will accept my apology and forgive me. As a result of this incident, I'll work harder to become a better and healthier person."

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While initial reports claimed that Kim Hyun Joong's ex-girlfriend had agreed to drop the charges in exchange for an apology, her legal representatives clarified that this is not the case. Her lawyer explained, "It's not true we have decided to drop the case. We are still of the position that if [Kim Hyun Joong] apologizes sincerely, then we will drop it. As of right now, we are trying to assess if he is sincere."

In the meantime, Kim Hyun Joong's representatives said that he will continue on his tour schedule as originally planned.