June 05, 2013 12:03
Around 1,000 women including members of rights groups and the United Progressive Party filed charges against former presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung at the Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday.
Yoon stands accused of molesting an embassy intern during President Park Geun-hye's U.S. visit to Washington last month.
They argue that Yoon not only abused his power when he molested the intern but that he defamed the woman and tarnished Korea's image in a self-justificatory press conference in Seoul after he was fired during the presidential trip, which made the scandal worse.
Defamation is not an offense subject to complaint, so individuals other than the victim can file charges. That means prosecutors here will probably have to probe the molestation charges.
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