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Jang Keun Suk Says 2014 Tax Evasion Scandal Was Based On 'False Reports' And 'Distorted Facts'

By Kevin Fox | January 12, 2016 09:51 AM EST

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Actor Jang Keun Suk has finally opened up about his 2014 tax scandal, when he was accused of tax evasion in China.
Although the star had donated millions to natural disaster relief efforts in Japan and the Phillipines, his image was tarnished due to the tax evasion controversy in 2014. 

Because of the uproar, he bowed out of Korean variety show "Three Meals A Day," and was fined nearly $10 million USD as punishment in Jan. 2015. 

On Jan. 7, Keun Suk told Yonhap News in an interview, "I saw false reports and was hurt by the distorted facts, but thanks to the people that believed the truth, and my fans, I was able to get through it." 

"I never broke the law and earned all of my money fair and square," the 29-year-old actor stated.

He also shared the hardships he underwent during the scandal, mentioning that he turned his phone off for three weeks and avoided contact with acquaintances.

However, Keun Suk will start off 2016 by returning to acting with a role in a soap opera, his first role in a South Korean production in three years.

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Now that the scandal has blown over, the actor is planning to expand his charitable foundations and use the money he earns in the future for philanthrophy

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