May 15, 2013 12:19
The director of the Korean Cultural Center in Washington on Monday denied trying to sweep ex-presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung's molestation under the carpet.
Choi Byung-goo said when he was told of the allegation, and went to the victim's room to talk with her for about 10 minutes.
During their conversation, the victim said she found Yoon waiting for her naked after calling her to his hotel room. Choi says he immediately reported the incident to Cheong Wa Dae and then went her room again with a staffer from the presidential office.
But she refused to let them in.
An administrative staffer with the center, who shared a room with the victim and had initially reported the incident, then said she was calling the police.
The woman has since quit amid allegations that the center, which is run by the Korean Embassy, tried to hush up the scandal.
Meanwhile, another post on Monday on the website Missy USA, an online community of Korean women in the U.S. which initially divulged the scandal, claims that the staffer reported the incident immediately to the Cultural Center, but her boss advised her not to make "a big fuss about it."
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