Woman drops suit against JYJ’s Park Yu-chun over sexual assault

June 15, 2016

SEOUL, (Yonhap) — A woman dropped a complaint against Park Yu-chun, a member of popular K-pop boy band JYJ, on Wednesday, on charges of sexual assault, police said.

The 20-something woman, whose identity was withheld, filed the case with the Gangnam Police Station on Friday, claiming the singer raped her at a bar in southern Seoul early in the morning on June 4.

She had claimed the incident took place in a bathroom located within a room where they had been drinking together, according to police. Park and the woman, who is an employee at the bar, did not know each other previously.

The woman, however, changed her statement and dropped the suit at about midnight Wednesday, according to police. She said there was no coercion.

The complainant had submitted her underwear as evidence but Park’s agency C-Jes Entertainment has been denying the allegations.

“I did not feel good as Park’s party acted as if they were thinking little of me after the sex,” she was quoted by the police as saying. “When I came back home, I thought Park treated me lightly as well when we had sex, so I filed the case.”

Police said they will review whether to continue their investigation.

Park is currently serving his military duty as a public agent at a local district office in Seoul.