HYBE Responds to Kim Garam's Latest Bombshell Statement Following Her Exit From LE SSERAFIM

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HYBE formally responded to an alleged post by Kim Garam after she was removed from LE SSERAFIM.

Kim Garam lost her chance to become an idol for a long time after HYBE terminated its contract with her following the school bullying controversy. She officially left the group last month, and she has not commented on it until recently.

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Kim Garam Reportedly Responds to Accusations + HYBE Comments on Her Reaction

On August 10, SBS News shared a screenshot of an alleged letter penned by Kim Garam herself. The former idol reportedly asked a friend to post it for her.

The letter also contains a document written by the school violence committee.

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According to Kim Garam, she became more afraid of the criticisms she faced in the past weeks. But as she broke her silence for the first time, she insisted that she never hit someone nor was forced to transfer from one school to another.

She also defended herself by saying she never drank alcohol or smoked cigarettes. Far from the accusations, she reportedly never bullied anyone and remained an ordinary student.

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She added:
“The school violence committee incident occurred between March and May of middle school when Yoo (Kim Garam's former classmate who first brought up her school bullying controversy online) uploaded photos of my friend in underwear and talking behind her back.
While I was arguing with Yoo, helping my friend who was a victim, I started to curse.
At the time, I was not aware of the impact of the size difference of the groups, so I did not deeply thing that arguing with Yoo was wrong.”

In the end, she thanked everyone who supported her and read the letter.

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HYBE Responds To Kim Garam’s Reported Letter

After the letter went viral, the agency shared a press release saying it would not comment on her statement as she is no longer part of the company and LE SSERAFIM.

Xportsnews shared a copy of the statement that the company uploaded.

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“As we have already terminated our exclusive contract with Kim Garam. We have nothing else to say because any additional comments are not appropriate [given the contractual situation],” HYBE wrote.

Kim Garam’s contract was officially terminated on July 20.

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