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Acquittal of Former Governor Ahn Hee-jung Sparks Controversy

Acquittal of Former Governor Ahn Hee-jung Sparks Controversy

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Yesterday’s acquittal of former South Chungcheong Province Gov. Ahn Hee-jung, who was charged with raping a former aide, has sparked controversy, with many activists calling for a new law that would make non-consensual sexual acts a crime in regards to the “no means no” rule, a campaign slogan that [...]

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-Gov. An Over Sexual Violence

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-Gov. An Over Sexual Violence

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecutors on Friday sought a court warrant to arrest former South Chungcheong Gov. An Hee-jung for sex offenses. The Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office said it requested the warrant on charges of sexual intercourse and sexual harassment by abuse of occupational authority, citing the risk of him destroying evidence as he has denied the charges. If convicted, he could face up to five [...]

Men Too Say #MeToo

Men Too Say #MeToo

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Ever since female prosecutor Seo Ji-hyeon appeared on TV and accused a former senior official in the prosecution service of having touched her inappropriately, the floodgates have opened, unleashing a seemingly endless stream of sexual harassment allegations. With the vast majority of the alleged victims of sexual harassment being [...]

#MeToo Movement Spreads to Religious Circles

#MeToo Movement Spreads to Religious Circles

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The #MeToo movement calling out sexual harassment is spreading like wildfire through the religious world in South Korea, prompting leaders to take countermeasures. According to reputable sources on Sunday, the scandal surrounding several attempted rapes by a Catholic priest who was only identified as Han has inspired followers of other [...]

#MeToo Movement Sweeping Across Health Medical Industry

#MeToo Movement Sweeping Across Health Medical Industry

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The growing #MeToo movement in South Korea is sweeping through hospitals and pharmaceutical companies as workers come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment. A female worker at Janssen Korea has shared her experience of sexual violence, prompting the international pharmaceutical company to launch sexual harassment investigations. In a [...]