8:52 pm - 11/13/2012

Open World Entertainment CEO Jang Suk Woo pleads guilty

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Open World Entertainment CEO Jang Suk Woo, who was charged with counts of sexual assault against female trainees and sentenced to 6 years in prison earlier this year, has confessed to his crimes.

On November 13th, during the appeals hearing, Jang confessed to having sexually assaulted female trainees in his agency. His lawyer stated, “He pleads guilty to all charges. He will work to help the healing process of the victims.

His side also tried to appeal to the court’s favor in order to get his sentence reduced by stating that Jang is a business man who had worked hard to spread Hallyu within China, calling one of his company executives as a witness to prove this point. This seemed to have been brought about after suspicions arose that Jang was part of gang-related activities.

This is a complete change in attitude of Jang and his legal team, as previously, they had denied the charges altogether and then later stated that although sexual relations did occur, they were not forced. However, with the latest appear hearing, Jang has now admitted to all the charges against him.

The next court session will take place on December 11th.

Source : allkpop via naver,herald

I still can't believe he only got 6 years SMFH And how the hell can he help the victims in the 'healing process' WTF.

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honeebs 13th-Nov-2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yes he can help in the healing process.
Because he admits he did wrong, they are no longer being called liars so that is a step fwd for them to start healing.
penny_lane_42 14th-Nov-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Things like this happen all the time everywhere. Trust me, I look at criminal records for a living (in the US) and you'd be shocked at how many people there are out there who get deferrals or something along those lines for things like sexual assault so that if they comply with probation it goes off their record after seven years (immediately if they're in states like CA and KY). If I could I would pass a law that in crimes like rape/murder/child abuse, you're either guilty or innocent, and if you're guilty then you shocked be locked away for a hella long time. Like in this guy's case--forever.

But of course our jails are too full of convicts from the "war on drugs" to actually lock away the people who do actual physical harm to other people.

Sorry. I've been having a lot of feelings about my completely lack of trust in the USAmerican criminal justice system, and seeing the same sort of thing happen here just made them explode.
b1gay4 13th-Nov-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
mte this country has some pretty jacked up ways i can't wait to go home for christmas
nightfrost75 13th-Nov-2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
I wonder if we'll ever know who the idols he made commit rape were.
I have some sympathy for them but that doesn't mean they should go unpunished.
gathyou 13th-Nov-2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Six years is short. And trying to make the sentence shorter by saying "I'm a business man, I spread Hallyu wave in China" is ABSOLUTELY WRONG. It has nothing to do with sexual harassment.
But he admitted he was wrong. This is gonna help the victims and their relatives.
xxhna 13th-Nov-2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
So wait, he did the assaulting or told others to do it? Either way....I feel terrible for the victims and do hope they find some solace in this.
love_keiko 13th-Nov-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
ONLY 6 years?! O___O
miszmba 13th-Nov-2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
Disgusting.
cruel_disorder 13th-Nov-2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
This fucker needs to be kept away from the victims and AWAY FROM SOCIETY. FOR A LONG TIME.
b1gay4 13th-Nov-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
asshole rot in jail
yingmoon26 13th-Nov-2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
WOW 6 years only. unbelievable.

" He will work to help the healing process of the victims"
just stay away from the victims.
t_domination 13th-Nov-2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
"He will work to help the healing process of the victims" no
45s 14th-Nov-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
maybe he'll stand there while they stab the shit out of him (wishful thinking)
noneko 13th-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
6 years is a fucking joke.
lenra 14th-Nov-2012 12:00 am (UTC)
shit :/
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