An acquaintance who tried to visit Hara in her Cheongdam home reportedly found her body and called the Seoul Gangnam Police, who are now investigating the case.
Hara’s Japanese management label, Production Ogi, released a statement through South Korean agency 8D Creative asking news outlets to refrain from making speculations about her passing.
“Currently, the family members of the deceased, as well as her friends and acquaintances, are going through a tough time from psychological impact and instability. Therefore, we earnestly ask that media outlets and their related personnel, as well as the fans’ condolence calls, refrain from spreading rumors or speculative reports,” Production Ogi said, according to Allkpop.
The label added that it considers holding Hara’s funeral privately, though consultations have yet to be made with her family.
Kpop stans, let’s help bring Goo Hara’s sexual abuser to jail. Their case is still ongoing and the pig is still roaming free. We might be too late to save Hara, but we can at least help bring justice for her & all the abused women out there. Use the hashtag: #최종범_처벌pic.twitter.com/fsQgeksjzp
this man (choi jungbom) is goo hara’s ex boyfriend who abused her physically and mentally to the point where she had vaginal tear and worse. he beat her up and threatened to release her sextape.
he’s still walking free.
“Sulli, I’m sorry that I can’t go because I’m in Japan. I’m so sorry that this is the only way for me to greet you. Go there and be well as you do what you really want to do. I’m going to do my best and try to live your share too, I’ll work hard. Everyone, I’m okay. Sulli and I were really close, we were like real sisters, and that’s why I wanted to speak to her like this so I turned on the live broadcast. I apologize. I’m sorry. Don’t worry, everyone. Sulli, goodbye,” she said in an Instagram Live video, according to Soompi.