It was belatedly known that Kim Yong-ho, a former reporter at the Garosero Research Institute on YouTube, who spread rumors of a male top star living together with singer Kim Gun-mo's ex-wife, claimed in court that "the informant of the cohabitation rumor was the wife of a celebrity."
In front of 500 spectators at the Garosero Research Institute fan meeting in January 2020, Kim Yong-ho said, "I heard that (Kim Gun-mo's ex-wife) dated a famous actor in the past and lived together. There have been times," but was indicted last year on charges of violating the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection (Defamation).
In the investigation agency, Kim Yong-ho said, "There are rumors that they lived together", "I never identified Mr. A."
Kim Yong-ho, who claimed that there was a person who reported that Mr. A and a top star were living together at the trial, was unable to establish this informant as a witness for the trial for nearly 10 months.
Kim Yong-ho also said that the informant of the cohabitation rumor was the wife of a celebrity.
In December 2019, the YouTube horizontal vertical research institute raised suspicions of sexual assault by Kim Gun-mo, who was a month into her marriage, but Kim Gun-mo was not prosecuted after more than two years.
The two were introduced through an old acquaintance of Kim Gun-mo, the wife of singer Lee Hyun-woo, who was a close acquaintance of Mr. A, and the wife of lawyer Kang Yong-seok. is known to have been hit.
In addition to the case involving Kim Gun-mo's ex-wife, Kim Yong-ho, Kim Yong-ho is on trial because a case in which he was accused of claiming that the former Minister Cho Kuk had pushed the actress was merged.
Regarding the case of former Minister Cho, it is reported that he played a recording with poor sound quality, saying, "I have fully covered the actress who was pushed by former Minister Cho. I recorded it to leave evidence."
(SBS Entertainment News reporter Kang Kyung-yoon)