K-Pop star Goo Hara was found dead in her apartment in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday. She was only 28. Goo appeared in many television shows and most importantly she was a member of K-Pop group Kara. 

This year was very challenging for Goo as she was in the middle of a legal fight where she claimed her ex-boyfriend Choi Jong Bum assaulted her and took inappropriate pictures without her consent. A court found Choi guilty of assault, blackmail, intimidation and destruction of property. Choi was sentenced 18 months and 3 years probation which led to discussions in South Korea about sexism in the country. Some have suggested that the discussions in South Korea are similar to the “Me Too” movement in other countries such as the United States. Goo became the target of online attacks on social media and tabloids. 


In May, Goo was found unconscious in a reported suicide attempt. On Saturday, Goo posted a picture Instagram while on her bed with the caption “good night.” The police refuse to provide more details on Goo’s death. 

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