BY Adrienne Stanley | Mar 01, 2016 08:10 AM EST
Representatives for Kang Dong Won (A Violent Prosecutor) deny dating rumors involving actress Jung Ryeo Won. His agency, YG Entertainment, threatened legal action against those responsible for decimating the claims.
On March 1, OSEN quoted senior officials at YG PR, who categorically denied his romantic involvement with actress Jung Ryeo Won.
"It's completely untrue," said the spokesperson for YG. "We checked with Kang Dong Won and he has never met with the actress involved,"
The dating allegations surfaced through online portals before the story was picked up by a domestic media outlet, which reported on the alleged relationship, as though it had been substantiated. The journalist responsible for the initial story quoted an older vocalist as the source of information regarding their alleged romantic involvement.
According to the statement obtained from YG Entertainment by OSEN, this vocalist had no knowledge of the article nor did the person provide an on-record quote.
"He [Kang Dong Won] is sorry for the actress because these dating rumors keep surfacing, " said the YG representative. "The middle-aged singer has no idea how he could be [quoted] as introducing people he doesn't know."
While he initially appeared in television dramas including his portrayal of Lee Jae Jin in MBC's "1% of Anything," Kang is best known for his film roles.
He recently appeared in the blockbuster crime noir, "A Violent Prosecutor," opposite Hwang Jung Min.
In 2016, he signed with YG Entertainment, joining Choi Ji Woo, Cha Seung Won, and Nam Joo Hyuk.
Representatives for Jung Ryeo Won also denied the claims.
Kang Dong Won is the latest actor to threaten legal action against malicious dating rumors. In February 2016, "Cheese in the Trap" star, Park Hae Jin pursued the news outlet responsible for spreading relationship claims involving actress Park Shin Hye.
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