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#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 [...]

Content Related to Artists Accused of Sexual Misdeeds to be Removed From School Textbooks

Content Related to Artists Accused of Sexual Misdeeds to be Removed From School Textbooks

SEJONG, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Publishers have decided to remove content related to writers and artists accused of sexual misdeeds from secondary school textbooks, at the request of the Ministry of Education. The ministry said Thursday 10 publishers will delete references to poet Ko Un, theatrical directors Lee Youn-taek and Oh Tae-sok. They are among the most prominent artists accused of having sexually harassed and [...]

Director Kim Ki-duk Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations

Director Kim Ki-duk Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Ki-duk, an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, has demanded actresses have sex with him and raped one of them, according to testimonies from victims. MBC TV’s investigative news show “PD’s Notepad” on Tuesday exposed more dirt on alleged sexual misconduct involving Kim and actor Cho Jae-hyun, who has frequently appeared [...]

#MeToo Movement Pushing for Change in Performing Arts Industry

#MeToo Movement Pushing for Change in Performing Arts Industry

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Allegations of sexual misbehaviors levied against esteemed directors and thespians brought forth from South Korea’s #MeToo movement have caused the performing arts industry to close down shows and modify aspects of productions deemed insensitive in the current climate. In a show of support for #MeToo, theater goers have expressed [...]

Police Book Actor Jo Min-ki Over String of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Police Book Actor Jo Min-ki Over String of Sexual Abuse Allegations

CHEONGJU, South Korea, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Police on Tuesday booked veteran actor Jo Min-ki over a string of sexual abuse allegations that have forced him out of his professorship and left his decades long acting career in tatters. The Chungbuk Provincial Police Agency, headquartered in Cheongju, 140 kilometers south of Seoul, said that it has opened a probe into Jo after eight alleged victims as of Monday, mostly his former students, [...]

S. Korean Military Declares ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Sex Offenders

S. Korean Military Declares ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Sex Offenders

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military law-enforcement authorities announced plans Wednesday for tougher punishment against sex offenders amid the spread of the #MeToo movement in the country. In a report to the National Assembly, the Military Court of Korea said it will introduce the so-called “one strike, you’re out” system against soldiers [...]