It was belatedly known that the bereaved family of former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon filed a lawsuit against the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, which had admitted to sexual harassment of former mayor Park, to cancel the decision.
For more details, reporter Ahn Hee-jae reports.
In January, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced that the words and actions of former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon constituted sexual harassment.
He explained that the victim's claim that former Mayor Park sent inappropriate messages and photos late at night and touched nail-arted nails in the office can be accepted as the truth, which makes them feel sexually humiliated or disgusted.
The family of former mayor Park protested against this decision of the Human Rights Commission.
It was later revealed that his wife Kang Nan-hee, who said, "Park Won-soon is not that kind of person," filed an administrative lawsuit in April to cancel the decision of the Human Rights Commission.
A representative of the bereaved family said, "There is no fact that former Mayor Park committed sexual assault, but it is an act that only raises the question of whether or not sexual harassment is involved."
He also announced that he would sue a daily newspaper reporter who reported that former Mayor Park committed sexual assault on charges of defamation of a lion.
The victim's representative said that he did not think that it was a secondary offense just by filing a lawsuit, but emphasized that he would have to take responsibility for the facts claimed by the bereaved family.
[Kim Jae-ryun / Victim's representative: I can't say anything about exercising my rights. (However) Even if we don’t talk about the pressure, anger, and frustration that these actions give to victims… We think (the court) will come to a proper conclusion.] With the
first hearing scheduled for September, the Human Rights Commission said that there was no problem with the investigation and that it would proceed with the lawsuit according to the procedure.
The women's group, which became controversial for leaking the facts of former Mayor Park, apologized again to the victim today (29th).
(Video coverage: Yang Doo-won, video editing: Lee Seung-hee)