JYJ’s Park Yu-chun faces charges over 2nd alleged sexual assault

June 16, 2016


SEOUL, (Yonhap) — Park Yu-chun, the scandal-ridden member of popular K-pop boy band JYJ, is facing another investigation after a second woman filed a complaint that he sexually assaulted her in 2015, police said Thursday, less than a week after similar charges were filed against the singer.

The complainant, whose identity was withheld, filed the case with the Gangnam Police Station, claiming Park raped her in the bathroom of a bar in southern Seoul in December.

Just this Wednesday a woman in her 20s dropped a similar complaint against Park. She originally said Park raped her in a bathroom located within a barroom where she works earlier this month, but later changed her statement that there was no coercion.

The woman who withdrew her complaint said she had pressed charges as she thought Park treated her disrespectfully when they had sex, according to police.

Earlier on Thursday, Park’s agency C-Jes Entertainment released a statement, saying it will take legal action against all those who expand or produce rumors regarding Park.

Police said they will investigate the details of the new incident. On Wednesday, they said they would continue the investigation into the case filed last week as sexual assault cases are subject to punishment regardless of the complainant’s willingness to drop charges.

Meanwhile, a third woman who was misidentified as a victim has asked the authorities to track down the person who spread her photos in connection to the incident on social media.

The woman filed a petition with Dongdaemun Police Station in eastern Seoul, expressing her wish to press charges, authorities said.

“We have not identified the primary source of these rumors, but we are following a lead,” an official said, asking not to be named.

Authorities warned that those who spread malicious rumors may be punished for libel.