The video featuring the audio has been removed from YouTube under the terms of "shocking and disgusting content." However, you can listen to it here. (Thanks, ohprecioustime!)
The audio depicts actor Takashima Masanobu hitting his estranged model wife, Miwon. The audio had a highly intoxicated Takashima insulting his wife to the point that finally escalated into violence. Amongst the insults include, “STUPID WOMAN! YOU DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE! DIE ALREADY!”
It finally got to the point where Miwon hit her husband, but Takashima hit her right back. She replied with, “Are you a man that hits a woman?”
The argument centered around the financial troubles. Miwon said in the audio tape that she had to dip into her savings in order to support the couple. It has gotten to the point where she didn’t want to live with him anymore.
This was used as a evidence during their divorce trial. The source of the audio is still unclear. But Miwon has expressed to the media that she would like to get back together with her troubled husband.
Personally, violence is never the answer. There are way too many stories about Asian celebs hitting women lately. Also, even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ll probably recognize him since he’s in a lot of jdramas.
I'm not one who thinks violence should be solved with violence, but I'm not lying when I say I would love to take a baseball bat to this man's head.