Gu Ha-ra, a former member of girl band Kara, has been accused of assaulting her boyfriend.
Police said that a 27-year-old hairdresser filed a report claiming that Gu assaulted him at her home in Nonhyun-dong, Seoul, just after midnight on Thursday following an argument.
A police officer said, "We need to conduct an investigation, but when officers arrived at the scene, Gu also claimed to have been assaulted by her boyfriend." Police plan to question both of them soon.
Gu's management agency said it is trying to clarify the situation but has been unable to reach her.
There were rumors earlier this month that Gu had been hospitalized after overdosing on drugs in an apparent suicide attempt. But the agency said at the time of the incident that she was hospitalized briefly after taking medication to treat a sleep disorder from which she has suffered for some time.
K-pop girl group Kara have officially dissolved. Three of the four members decided to leave as their contracts with DSP Media ended in 2016.
"Gu Ha-ra, Park Gyu-ri and Han Seung-yeon decided to expand their sphere of activities to other fields after nine years of being with us," DSP Media said in a press release. "Heo Young-ji will stay and we will continue to do our best to support her activities."
Kara debuted as a four-member group in 2007, and became a five-member group in 2008. After Nicole and Kang Ji-young left in 2014, Heo joined in 2015 and Kara regrouped itself with four members.