Creators of ‘Beef’ Break Their Silence on David Choe’s Alleged Attack

The executive producers of the Beef series have responded to the ongoing controversy surrounding actor David Choe.

The series executive producers, Lee Sung Jin, Ali Wong, and Steven Yeun, have made a statement after an old video of series co-star Choe relating a story about committing sexual assault resurfaced and went popular online over a week ago.

“The story David Choe fabricated nine years ago is undeniably hurtful and extremely disturbing. We do not condone this story in any way, and we understand why this has been so upsetting and triggering. We’re aware David has apologized in the past for making up this horrific story, and we’ve seen him put in the work to get the mental health support he needed over the next decade to better himself and learn from his mistakes.”

This response follows the actor’s foundation’s copyright claims requesting the removal of podcast episode excerpts from social platforms.

Choe, who starred in the 2014 film Beef, can be seen relating a disturbing story about forcing a masseuse to perform oral s** on him in a video that resurfaced online about a week ago.

The disgraced actor variably referred to himself as a “successful rapist” and “rapey behavior,” while denying that he was a rapist.

Shortly after the story went viral, Choe, who was then primarily known as a successful street artist, claimed that he invented it “as a complete extension of my art.”

In a promotional presser for the new Netflix series last Wednesday, journalist Aura Bogado posted the old clip, igniting an online debate in which many called on Lee, Wong, and Yeun, Netflix, and production company A24 — to explain whether they were aware of Choe’s heinous history and why they chose to work with him.