June 21, 2018 13:15
Another woman has come forward to claim that disgraced actor Cho Jae-hyun sexually assaulted her.
A 42-year-old Korean-Japanese actress told a news website on Wednesday that Cho raped her in the men's toilet of a TV network building 16 years ago. She said she first met Cho while shooting a TV drama in 2001.
She said she was so traumatized by the incident that she became dependent on medication and at one point tried to hang herself but regained consciousness.
She said she wanted to seek help from colleagues, but was young and too scared and embarrassed to speak out at the time. "I want Cho to make a sincere apology however late it is," she said.
In a telephone interview with the Chosun Ilbo, Cho's lawyer insisted the sex was consensual, and the woman and her family have repeatedly blackmailed Cho. He vowed to sue.
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