A witness of the sexual abuse case involving the late actress Jang Ja-yeon has gone public with her testimony through media interviews.
The actress, identified only by her surname Yoon, was interviewed by local news networks JTBC and KBS on Thursday. As a close colleague of the deceased actress, Yoon claimed that she witnessed Jang being sexually harassed.
Jang took her own life in 2009. She left behind handwritten notes, which allegedly revealed that she had been forced by the head of her agency to provide sexual favors to high-profile figures. The investigation into the matter prompted criticism from the public, as the prosecution did not charge prominent figures whose names appeared in the notes, citing a lack of credibility.
In the interviews, Yoon said that she saw Jang being sexually harassed by a politician surnamed Cho.