Lee Seo Won has enlisted in the military.
On November 22, his agency Blossom Entertainment stated, “Lee Seo Won received a notice of enlistment on November 12, and his trial date [for the fourth hearing] was originally scheduled for November 22. In order to enlist after his trial, [Lee Seo Won] had submitted questions to the Military Manpower Administration, but we received a final notice that according to current laws, attendance at trials does not fall under reasons for postponing one’s military enlistment. Due to this, he enlisted on November 20.”
The agency continued, “[Lee Seo Won] plans to sincerely attend his trial through the military court with the status of a soldier.”
Lee Seo Won had originally been slated to appear at his fourth hearing at the Seoul Eastern District Court on November 22 after pleading guilty to charges of sexual harassment and criminal threats made against him. However, due to the reasons above, he did not appear at the hearing.
The court stated, “We’re told that Lee Seo Won enlisted on November 20. He must receive his military assignment so [his case] can be transferred to the military courts.” The courts have postponed his fourth hearing to be held on January of 2019.
In May, Lee Seo Won was previously charged with sexually harassing a female celebrity and threatening her with a weapon when she rejected his advances.