Father of Ex-Spokesman's Victim Speaks Out

      May 20, 2013 12:06

      The father of an intern at the Korean Embassy in Washington who was allegedly molested by ex-presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung says the offence was much worse than Yoon claims.

      In an interview with the Segye Ilbo on Wednesday, the victim's father said, "Do you think my daughter would have called the police simply because somebody 'tapped her on the waist'?" -- as a profusely sweating Yoon swore to reporters he did.

      The father said Yoon molested his daughter twice. This was reportedly once in a hotel bar at night and then when he waited for her naked after calling her to his room the next morning.

      The father hinted that Korean press reports were largely accurate reconstructions of the chain of events. "It appears that the press reports are taking shape as time progresses,” he said.

      "We've told the police everything that happened, so we believe the whole truth will come to light," he said. "They are investigating the matter very thoroughly. We will comment on anything that needs to be addressed after the results come out."

      He said he was "disappointed" by Yoon’s emotional press conference shortly after he was fired and returned abruptly to Seoul.

      Yoon claimed the incident was a cross-cultural misunderstanding and lamented the "incompetence" of his alleged victim.

      The woman's father said those comments demonstrate that Yoon "is not fit" to serve as presidential spokesman. "As I watched the press conference, I felt we didn't have to worry about anything because he proved that he's not a normal person."

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