Petitioners Rise In Support For Goo Hara Following Reports Of Ex-Boyfriend’s Blackmail
Goo Hara filed a complaint on September 27, suing “C” for blackmail and sexual violence. Goo Hara’s legal representative briefly stated, “We hope for the prompt but thorough investigation of Mr. Choi’s (C) charges.”
Previously, the debate was over whether the assault was done by both parties or one. However, the case developed from an assault case into a blackmail and sexual violence case.
The Korea Cyber Sexual Violence Response Center also showed support for Goo Hara and asked for the proper punishment of “C.” The center stated that the case is not a simple blackmail case but a case of sexual violence as well. They pointed out that “C” was confident that he could ruin Goo Hara’s life, and that confidence results from the strong gender hierarchy in society.
The public became furious due to the fact that “C” had continuously stated that he was the victim. Social awareness regarding the danger of revenge porn rose, and people started signing up for a national petition on the Blue House website. The number of people who signed up for the petition asking for the proper punishment of criminals like “C” exceeded 120,000 by October 5, 11 a.m KST.
However, the legal representative of “C” claimed on October 4 that his client had no intent to blackmail Goo Hara with the video.
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