Actor Jo Min Ki has been accused of sexual harassment.
Early morning on February 20, a user on an online community posted that Jo Min Ki sexually harassed a female student for a few years while he was working as a professor at Cheongju University. After undergoing investigation, the actor was reportedly found guilty and was stripped of his professorship.
The post has since been deleted, but a source from Cheongju University stated that the actor underwent investigation late November last year for alleged sexual harassment. “We don’t really know details of the sexual harassment allegations, but we’re refraining from giving specific information in order to protect the privacy of our students.”
“However, it is true that a penalty was imposed on Jo Min Ki by the Ministry of Gender Equality and the board of directors. The dismissal procedures will be carried out either today or tomorrow,” they added.
In response to these reports, a source from Jo Min Ki’s agency Will Entertainment stated that they are currently checking with the actor to see if the reports are true.
Meanwhile, Jo Min Ki previously acted in the drama “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” and was recently cast in OCN’s upcoming drama “Children of the Small God” (tentative title).