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Actor Jo Jae Jyun Hit With Another Allegation Of Sexual Assault Against Minor



Another woman has come forward saying she was sexually assaulted by actor Jo Jae Hyun when she was a minor. The woman (hereafter referred to as “A”) has already filed a lawsuit against the actor.

According to sources on October 8, A filed a lawsuit for damages in the amount of 300 million won (approximately $264,000) against Jo Jae Hyun this past July, claiming she was sexually assaulted in 2004 when she was 17 years old.

She said, “When I was 17 (international age), someone I knew who was a manager of celebrities said that he was close to Jo Jae Hyun and that he could let us meet. Wanting to meet a celebrity, my high school friends and I went without any suspicions. We went to a karaoke and drinking establishment, and one of the people who came with Jo Jae Hyun suddenly ordered alcohol.

“At the time, Jo Jae Hyun gave me so much alcohol that I got very drunk and was physically unsteady. He said to me that I should go upstairs to get some sleep and sober up. I was so drunk I didn’t have a full grasp on the situation, nor did I suspect anything. And then I was sexually assaulted in a hotel room.”

The woman added that though she protested when Jo Jae Hyun started to remove her clothes, he didn’t stop: “I was drunk, but I vividly remember the pain of that day.”

Jo Jae Hyun’s legal representatives responded, saying, “If you just see what it says [in the legal complaint], it could be serious, but it’s not the truth. This matter has already been resolved with a recommendation for reconciliation after being forwarded to a mediation committee. The judge told [A] to drop the lawsuit, but [the plaintiff] is not listening and continuing to object.”

Jo Jae Hyun was first accused of sexual assault by actress Choi Yul earlier this year in February. Shortly afterward, the actor released an apology, resigned from professorship at Kyungsung University, and withdrew from the drama “Cross.”

The actor was hit with two further sexual assault allegations, one from a former actress who gave an interview with SBS. Jo Jae Hyun staunchly denied both actresses’ claims and protested coverage of the situation by the investigative journalism program “PD Notebook,” which he stated was problematic and biased.

Source: @soompi, TVreport via soompi
b1gay4 the fact that this is "another" case.....8th-Oct-2018 09:06 pm (UTC)
and then the response " “If you just see what it says [in the legal complaint], it could be serious, but it’s not the truth. This matter has already been resolved with a recommendation for reconciliation after being forwarded to a mediation committee. The judge told [A] to drop the lawsuit, but [the plaintiff] is not listening and continuing to object.” " ........ Are they confirming he's not innocent?

This is so disgusting.

lynethia 8th-Oct-2018 09:06 pm (UTC)
I hope in my misandrist heart Miss A continues to not listen to the judge and precedes forward
lydzi 8th-Oct-2018 09:16 pm (UTC)
Horrible. There needs to be justice now.

goshipgurl 8th-Oct-2018 09:31 pm (UTC)
though she protested when Jo Jae Hyun started to remove her clothes, he didn’t stop

men really don't know what "no" means.
fuck him. hope he rots in jail.
nekokonneko 8th-Oct-2018 11:52 pm (UTC)
it's fucking wild to me that this guy simply resigned from his job for sexual harassment but the guy who helped yonghwa cheat his way into uni ended up in jail.
lizanka23 9th-Oct-2018 03:59 am (UTC)
seriously! what are their priorities?? another example of misogyny in the justice system
love_keiko 9th-Oct-2018 11:39 pm (UTC)
RIGHT???

but you kno this just goes to show how normalized sexual harassment is that it's not even punishable by law.
krissasaur 10th-Oct-2018 06:42 am (UTC)
what the fuck.
lizanka23 9th-Oct-2018 04:00 am (UTC)
this is terrible. another example of how society keeps protecting abusers
juhli 9th-Oct-2018 07:55 am (UTC)
So 4 separate allegations and he's still saying he's misunderstood and innocent?!!!!
daynr 9th-Oct-2018 09:59 pm (UTC)
What the hell did reconciliation mean? That sounds like a 19th century recommendations to divorcing couples.
krissasaur 10th-Oct-2018 06:39 am (UTC)
is 17 considered a minor?
relisabeth 12th-Oct-2018 12:47 am (UTC)
Up until 20 in Korea -you're a minor until you're an adult. There's no gradation.
krissasaur 12th-Oct-2018 05:14 am (UTC)
Oh okay, thanks. Does Korea actually care about a minor having sex with an adult? Like, in America, sex with a minor seems to be the only rape allegations that actually seem to be taken seriously by the mainstream and get people in trouble.... but Korea seems to not really care? At least from the news articles I get exposed to.
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