KEY POINTS

  • Kim plays the main lead in the series drama "River Where the Moon Rises"
  • He was accused of being a juvenile delinquent
  • ​​The on-going drama temporarily canceled its filming schedules

Actor Kim Ji-Soo has finally broken his silence on the school violence allegations against him and apologized publicly.

Kim, who admitted to the offenses he committed in the past, expressed his remorse in a lengthy handwritten letter that was posted on his Instagram account Wednesday.

The actor made headlines after an anonymous netizen posted on social media that Kim was a perpetrator of school violence and a juvenile delinquent. Soon after, other alleged victims also come forward and accused the actor of being a bully during his school days.

A day after the allegations went viral, Kim addressed the controversy and admitted to the accusations. He wrote a lengthy letter asking for forgiveness from the victims of his offenses and everyone else who was deeply hurt by his actions.

According to Allkpop, the actor's apology (which was written in Korean) read:

"I would like to sincerely apologize to those who were hurt by me. I have absolutely no room for excuses for my actions in the past. They were unforgivable.

As I began acting, I was able to come this far due to the fact that I covered up my past, and as a result received undeserving love and attention from the public.

But deep inside, I always held a sense of guilt in one part of my heart, and an irreversible regret haunted me anxiously. I was always pressed down by my dark past.

I now beg forgiveness to those who were undoubtedly deeply hurt for a long time, seeing me acting, and I will reflect on the unforgivable actions of my past and repent.

I feel miserable and guilty for inflicting so much damage on all of my fellow drama cast and crew members, the broadcasting station, and all those affiliated with the production, solely due to my own personal mistakes. I sincerely pray that the drama will not suffer any more damages.

Once again, I beg for forgiveness on my knees to all those who were hurt by me."

Kim is currently starring in the popular on-going series "River Where The Moon Rises." However, following the personal letter posted by him admitting to the allegations, the filming schedule of the series for Thursday was canceled as the officials from KBS2 are in discussions regarding the actor’s continued appearance in it.

South Korean actor Kim Ji-Soo South Korean actor Kim Ji-Soo aka Jisoo attends the photocall for "Golden Goose Deluxe Brand" Venice Foundations Pop-Up Store Opening on August 3, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage