Park Yoo-chun countersues rape accuser
Park’s attorney, from the law firm Shin&Kim, submitted a complaint against the woman to the Gangnam Police Precinct on Monday on the grounds of false accusation and blackmail.
Park was accused of forcing the woman, who was working at a bar, to engage in sexual acts with him on June 10. She dropped the charge a few days later, but the case grew when three other women filed charges against the celebrity for the same reason on June 10, 16 and 17.
The police have extended their investigation into whether or not Park should also be charged with false imprisonment, considering that all the alleged crimes took place in bathrooms.
The 30-year-old celebrity is reportedly preparing to file countersuits against the three other women.
Meanwhile, the police have increased the number of investigators on the task force looking into Park’s case, considering the seriousness of the incident. Twelve investigators are now working the case, up from six.
The police are planning to summon Park this week for an interview.
By Jin Min-ji