Defamation case regarding Park Su-hong passed to Prosecutors' Office

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Defamation case regarding Park Su-hong passed to Prosecutors' Office

Entertainer Park Su-hong  [MBC]

Entertainer Park Su-hong [MBC]

The police investigating entertainer Park Su-hong’s defamation allegations against YouTuber Kim Yong-ho, who first alleged that Park participated in dating violence, decided to pass the case to the Prosecutors' Office after concluding that the claims made by the YouTuber are not true.
Park’s legal representative Noh Jong-eon from law firm S said Wednesday that the “Seoul Songpa Police Station judges all charges [against Kim Yong-ho] including defamation, the spreading of false information, attempted coercion, obstruction of business and insults are all recognizable, and therefore decided to transfer the case to the Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors’ Office on June 27.”
Kim, an ex-journalist on the entertainment industry, uploaded a video last August claiming that Park used violence in his former relationships when he got drunk, citing reports he received from Park’s ex-girlfriends.
Park denied the allegations, vowing to “leave the broadcasting industry forever if they are revealed to be true.” Park sued Kim last August, a month after he got married, for spreading false rumors and said he has submitted all “physical evidence” to prove that the defendant’s claims are false.
Park is currently also in the midst of a lawsuit against his older brother on claims of embezzlement. Park claims that some 30 years worth of his income went to his brother, who used to operate an agency representing him. Park’s brother then disclosed the existence of Park’s then-girlfriend, now Park’s wife, to the media, saying that the trouble arose between the two not because Park of the financial issues but because Park’s family did not approve of the girlfriend, who is 23 years younger than him.

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