A ruling has been made in the false accusation and blackmail case against the woman who sued Park Yoochun for sexual assault back in 2016.
January 17, Judge Choi Jong Jin ruled in Park Yoochun’s favor during the first trial of the case, sentencing the woman, hereafter referred to as “A,” to two years in prison. Mr. Hwang, the gang member who was involved in the blackmailing, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison, while A’s boyfriend was sentenced to one year and six months.
Judge Choi Jong Jin said, “The bathroom of the adult entertainment facility in which [A] claimed she was sexually assaulted has a lock on the inside. Considering that fact, it is difficult to understand why [A] did not leave the bathroom or yell for help.”
He continued, “Even after [A] left the bathroom, she stayed with Park Yoochun’s friends to hang out, and after Park Yoochun’s party left, she was seen laughing and happily talking to a waiter. These facts confirm suspicions that [A’s] claims of sexual assault were false.”
“Because of this incident, through which Park Yoochun was painted as a sexual offender, he, in addition to economic damages, received irreparable damage to his public image, and now his future as a celebrity is uncertain. Considering the fact that the defendants made no efforts to right their wrongs and consistently offered the same, ridiculous excuses, they are deserving of severe punishment.”
Previously, in June 2016, A’s boyfriend and Mr. Hwang, upon hearing from A that she was sexually assaulted by Park Yoochun, demanded money from C-JeS Entertainment. A couple days later, the two threatened to take the alleged sexual assault public. However, when their plan failed even after they filed a lawsuit, they went back on their word and said later that there was no sexual assault, and that the sexual relations were consensual.