Actor Choi Yong Min is the latest to admit to charges of sexual harassment after he was accused anonymously online. Initially, the victim let things go after he admitted to his wrongdoing, but because she heard he was doing it to others, she decided to step forward.
The woman anonymously posted on an online community, saying that actor Choi Yong Min, who had also worked as a professor at Myongji College, sexually harassed her in a taxi. The actor sent her a long text the next day to apologize for what he did, so the woman decided to let it go. Even after the incident, however, she continued to hear from others that they got harassed by Choi Yong Min, so the woman ultimately decided to share her testimony.
Choi Yong Min then released an apology and resigned as a professor.
In response to this post, Choi Yong Min issued an official statement, saying, “I bow my head in apology to those who have been harmed by my improper actions. I will not make an excuse. It is all my fault.” He continued, “I apologize again to all the victims. If there is a specific way that the victims would like for me to apologize, I am more than willing to do so. I’m sorry.” “I will resign from my position as a professor, and I will halt my activities as an actor. I apologize once again,” he added.
Given the importance of education in Korea and the power that grants professors, it’s gross as hell that most of the guys admitting to wrongdoing held those positions and used them for their own desires. Nobody has implicated a university yet, but given how many of these cases were apparently open secrets, my only problem with what’s transpired so far is that nobody has seemingly shown much interest in going after the schools.