More sexual harassment claims to air on Korean TV

SEOUL • Further revelations about alleged sexual harassment involving South Korean director Kim Ki Duk and actor Jo Jae Hyeon were to air yesterday on a television show.

According to the producers of the MBC investigative programme PD Notepad, the latest episode would be about the two prominent figures in South Korean cinema.

Kim, 57, was recently accused of assaulting an actress and coercing her to do an unscripted sex scene while filming the 2013 movie Moebius.

Jo, 52, recently dropped out of the tvN drama Cross, after he admitted to sexual harassment allegations involving an actress and staff members.

PD Notepad will feature testimonies related to other acts of sexual harassment by Jo and Kim, officials said.

These include an allegation by an actress who claims the director demanded that she have sex with him and fired her upon her refusal.

Another actress is also said to have been sexually abused by Kim and Jo.

Kim and Jo have shared their sides of the story with the producers of PD Notepad, which were also expected to air yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'More sexual harassment claims to air on Korean TV'. Subscribe