Actor Jo Min-ki Kills Himself Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

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    March 09, 2018 19:28

    Actor Jo Min-ki was found dead in an apparent suicide in the underground garage of his apartment complex in Seoul on Friday afternoon, police said. He was 53.

    His wife found him around 4 p.m., unconscious and with a rope around his neck. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but pronounced dead an hour later.

    Investigators look at the scene where Jo Min-ki's dead body was found in Seoul on Friday. /Yonhap

    Jo has been accused of sexually molesting more than a dozen students, mostly at Cheongju University in North Chungcheong Province where he taught.

    As the allegations became public and a string of new victims came forward almost every day, he resigned his teaching post and was supposed to face questioning next week.

    The veteran actor made his movie debut in 1991 and has appeared in numerous films and TV dramas since then. 

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