Public Pressure Grows Over Probe into Actress' Suicide

      March 08, 2011 11:25

      Less than two years since the actress Jang Ja-yeon's suicide sparked a massive scandal due to her suicide note claiming that she was forced to perform sexual favors for influential figures, the police investigation of the events that led to her death is looking increasingly flawed.

      The case has reemerged after SBS disclosed 51 letters by Jang on Sunday implicating 31 people.

      The TV network claimed it obtained the letters from an acquaintance of Jang's and said police knew of their existence at the time but did apparently ignored them.

      Justice Minister Lee Gui-nam has now promised to review the letters and report his views to the National Assembly. He made the pledge at the National Assembly's Legislation and Judiciary Committee on Monday when Democratic Party floor leader Park Jie-won asked if prosecutors will reopen the case.

      Police say they are trying to find out the truth and have asked SBS for copies of the letters.

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