Infinite's L is coming clean. A representative for the idol star today has admitted that he dated model Kim Do Yeon, last year, despite vehemently denying the claims at the time.
L, 21, had already been dating Kim for four months when the rumours started in September.
Says a spokesman at Woollim Entertainment: "At the time, L wanted to admit to the relationship. However, as an agency who wants to protect its artist, we weren't able to truthfully admit to it. We sincerely apologise."
Despite coming clean about the relationship, it turns out the pair stopped dating after their secret dates were exposed and Infinite began work on their world tour. "They haven't met since," adds the rep.
Since 19-year-old Kim was thrust into the spotlight, the model has received a barrage of threats via social media. Now she is L's ex, she's finally taken to Twitter to respond to the hateful comments.
"After the dating rumors, I did not explain the situation due to Woollim's request," she wrote last night, November 25. "However, it has come to a point where I can no longer keep silent with the amount of physical and mental damage I have received. I will be filing lawsuits against hate comments.
"After the incident, [Infinite] fans would throw rocks at me on my way home from work and vandalize my car. Despite their acts of violence, I didn't press charges... I waited for things to become quiet, but they became more violent and [people] threw trash in front of my office. The level of their actions became worse when they disrupted the sales at our [my family's] shopping mall by buying in bulk and then returning everything. In the end, my ailing parents fell ill, and they were admitted into the hospital. They told me it upset them to see their daughter, who they raised and sent overseas for study, hurt because of this."
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Kim says she was compelled to reveal the truth after witnessing her mother's break down from the stress. After expressing the absurdity of the death threats and her personal information being leaked, she confessed that she is no longer dating L.