Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 21 2008] Attack on TV Star Renews Old Fears

A violent attack on popular TV entertainer No Hong-chul just two months after actress Lee Seung-shin was assaulted by a stalker has again struck fear in Korea's entertainment industry.

Police said that a man identified only by his surname Kim waited for No in front of No's apartment in Apgujeong, Seoul on Tuesday night and beat him when the entertainer returned home.

No suffered a cut to his left ear and a bruise on his face. He is now receiving treatment at a hospital in Seoul.


Attacks on entertainers are not uncommon in Korea. Entertainers can be easily targeted due to the nature of their job and they can hardly protect their privacy from determined individuals.

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