May 13, 2013 14:00
The women who was molested by ex-presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung is staying at her parents' house in Virginia and avoiding the press, it was reported Sunday.
After Yoon held a press conference on Saturday denying the allegations and claiming he had to reproach her several times for "incompetence," the intern hired by the Korean Embassy in Washington to assist him during President Park Geun-hye's visit there last week refrained from comment.
The Korean Embassy says it has not been able to establish contact with her since she reported the incident to it.
Embassy officials are also tight-lipped, having reportedly been told to avoid contact with the press to keep the publicity to a minimum.
The only reaction from the embassy was when it denied a press report that Yoon and the woman went for drinks without their designated driver. "The driver was there when they were having drinks, but he was absent several times and was unable to confirm whether sexual abuse took place or not," an embassy official told the Chosun Ilbo.
The limousine firm that employs the driver refused to comment or give out the driver's contact details.
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