Hey peoples, there’s even more insanity going on in the Park Shi Hoo rape investigation. At this point, I would be surprised when and if everyone shuts up and the case is diligently investigated and thereafter quietly settled or litigated. Either way, I think muzzles are in order for everyone from A to Z. The text message wars continue as Park Shi Hoo’s side released the complete complete (did I mention complete?) Kakao text messages between A and K for the 3 days surrounding the event (the 14th, the 15th, and the 16th). This is of course the 4th time one of the parties claims to be releasing more text messages. Further to the bedlam nature of the proceedings, the media has revealed that Park Shi Hoo’s mom (I dub her M) and A’s father (he’s going to be F) actually met up in a coffee shop on February 20th to potentially discuss a settlement. Apparently the meeting ended in a jiffy as F stormed out. Too bad reports don’t mention whether there was any water splashed on the face and/or angry slapping. Apparently M went to see A’s attorney after that meeting to discuss a settlement as well but nothing came of it. Park Shi Hoo’s attorney released a new statement today that his client is going to fight this charge to the bitter end since he is innocent and now has nothing left to lose. You mean, nothing left now that the public already thinks of him at best as a sleazy lothario and at worse as a rapist? The funniest latest on-dit comes from yet another “friend” of Park Sho Hoo, who claim that Park Shi Hoo wore a perfume that night that increases the libido and arouses the ladies so A got all worked up despite only a few hours together hence they had consensual sex. Ahahahahaha, OMG, who else is flashing back to Anchorman and “Sex Panther”? I’m crying tears here. This case now has all the makings of a mad-cap screwball comedy, except of course there is nothing funny about a possible rape of a young girl. By the way, if anyone even believes the sex drive perfume story, then have I got some unmarked bills you can go pick up for me. I’m convinced the “truth” will never be determined – this thing is settling one way or another somewhere down the line. A settlement doesn’t in itself imply guilt for Park Shi Hoo, a good lawyer advises the client to weigh the risks and bad publicity against the ideals of seeking vindication or justice. As this case barrels down the highway to crazyville, I’m just waiting for some all-knowing friend of a friend to give an anonymous interview that A actually slept with Park Shi Hoo’s never revealed twin brother that night so the prosecutor has the wrong defendant. Or else insinuate A was abducted and probed by aliens that night.
– February 14th –
A: I think I might be able to skip wearing a parka.
K : It’s okay. you’re pretty no matter what you wear.
A: keke hul ㅜㅜ but it’ll make me look like a penguin ㅜㅜ waddle waddle
K: Awesome (emoticon)
K: Are you practicing?
K: Cute~ practice hard then, I’ll see you later~
A: Let me know where we’re going to meet around 10.
K: Is it okay if we meet around 11?
A: Huk 11…
A: I moved back to my family’s house..
K: Where does your family live?
A: Sangangdong ㅜㅜ
K: Then let’s meet at 10:30.
A: Okay hehe where??
K: I’ll let you know where again
K: You know where L** is located?
A: It’s in Cheongdamdong right?
K: Yup keke
A: Okay I’ll see you there~
K: Instead of L**, come to the food stand behind that place, you know where it is right?
K: Come there instead.
A: How come you’re not picking up.
K: Oh I’m going there right now I ran out of batteries.
A: Ah hehe
K: I’m grabbing a taxi at the moment.
K: Okay come to the food stand hehe.
K: If you get there before me, just tell them Kim** and they’ll lead you in.
K: There is traffic..ㅠ
A: Ah hehe okay I’m almost there hehe.
[Then the text messages I earlier posted about happened]
– February 15th (A filed police report at 8:37 PM) –
K: Call me [8:33 PM]
A: I’m still not feeling all that great (from drinking)… [11:57 PM]
A: Maybe because of that.. I couldn’t be pregnant rightㅜㅜ I’ve been feeling queasy ㅠㅠ
– February 16th –
K: You think you’re pregnant? [2:34 AM]
K: You did it with oppa (Park Shi Hoo)?
A: Well of course we were both naked ㅠㅠ Don’t act like you don’t know ㅜ sigh I still can’t sober up [4:49 AM]
A: I guess there is still some residual alcohol effect ㅜㅜ
K: Your status, did you write it so that I can see?
A: No~ my friend — someone who’s been ignoring me
K: I’m unable to eat because my stomach hurts.
K: Where are you?
A: Home of course ㅜㅜ
What I took away from these texts – A clearly likes K and wanted to hang out with him that night, there is no mention that K was going to bring Park Shi Hoo or introduce him to A, afterwards A mentioned multiple times that she can’t sober up or she doesn’t feel unwell, and K continues to paint himself into the corner as being the sleaziest MoFo around. Oh, there appears to be some confusion as to what A told police – she only fingered Park Shi Hoo for rape. She never said K raped her, but she did later say K molested and groped her the next morning. That also constitutes sexual assault (since it is unwanted sexual touching), which is why K is now also a suspect. Some jurisdictions in the US don’t even have rape as a standalone offense, it’s categorized as “sexual assault” and rape (actual sexual penetration) is the most severe form of sexual assault and would be called sexual assault in the first degree. Groping might fall under sexual assault in the second degree.