The 57-year-old was the first high-profile politician accused of sexual misconduct when the MeToo movement gained force in Korea in 2018.
The party refused to get into the details Thursday, such as who the victim was or what type of sexual misconduct she suffered, but said an internal team investigated the situation and concluded Park was guilty.
The ruling and opposition parties are showing mixed reactions to a series of phone calls between Kim Keon-hee, wife of People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol, and a reporter, which were made public Sunday.
Relatives of the woman who accused former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon of sexual harassment are demanding an apology from a number of women whose communications may have tipped Park off about her complaint — and led to his suicide. “The three women...
The lawyer representing a former secretary to the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon told the JoongAng Ilbo she was raped by a colleague in whom she had confided about Park’s alleged sexual advances.
Prosecutors have indicted a Seoul government official on charges of raping a coworker in April, the same victim who claimed three months later she was sexually harassed by the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon.
A former secretary of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, whom in July rocked the nation with claims she was sexually harassed by Park for years, has come forward with a new allegation that she was raped by another city employee in April.
Police said Tuesday that a former secretary of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon who accused him of sexual harassment will soon be summoned alongside her former colleagues at the Seoul city government for a cross-examination of their testimonies.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government vowed Monday to launch two committees to look into the city office’s work environment for women and devise a master plan for eradicating gender inequality and sexual harassment.
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced Thursday it would “comprehensively” investigate allegations that Park Won-soon sexually harassed his secretary for more than four years, three weeks after the Seoul mayor’s suicide.