BUSAN, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye has fired her spokesman, Yoon Chang-jung, for involvement in an unspecified ‘unsavory’ act, her office announced Thursday, as Washington, D.C., police investigated allegations that Yoon sexually assaulted a young woman earlier this week.
The director of the Office of Communications at the Metropolitan Police Department said they are investigating the report of a Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse, and cannot comment further, at this time.
The report said the suspect ‘grabbed her buttocks without her permission’ at a Washington hotel. The event happened between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, it added.
Earlier in the day, South Korea’s senior presidential press secretary, Lee Nam-ki, announced Yoon’s sacking, saying he was ‘personally involved in an unsavory incident’ that ‘hurt the national dignity.’
Yoon returned to Seoul from Washington on Wednesday without accompanying Park to Los Angeles, the third and final stop of her five-day visit to the U.S.
Source: Busan eFM News
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