I don’t know what to say to the restraints of anti-ministry.
Actress Ban Min-jung expressed her feelings after hearing the news of Cho Duk-je’s sentence.
On the 15th, Ban Min-jung said in a telephone conversation with Expots News that she was being contacted by reporters after hearing the news while eating, “I don’t know what to say.” Ban Min-jung, who continued to speak in a slightly nervous but calm voice, said, “I don’t think I can talk well in words, so I’m in a situation where I put my feelings into my position.”
After the news of Cho Duk-je’s arrest was announced on the day, Ban Min-jung expressed her feelings in a statement.
“I suffered too much for about six years,” Ban said. Although the defendants’ personal interviews, press conferences, Internet cafes, Facebook and YouTube posts and videos they posted after the convictions of sex crimes were all false, they were imprinted on the public as innocent girls, threatened women, and they lost everything.”
“What I was able to choose in that state was a legal response, and although it took time, I dragged out my guilt today. In the process of legal action, several self-inflicted and extreme choice attempts were made, physically and mentally collapsed, and all lives were shaken. Nevertheless, what I endured to the end was that I wanted to be a hope that the truth would be revealed someday if I lived with other victims of sex crimes, going further from being recognized as false by law.”
He added, “I wanted to let you know that my case and its resolution process were not a provocative gossip, but a serious social problem, and I hope that today’s ruling will remain a meaningful precedent.”
Earlier in the day, Judge Park Chang-woo of the Uijeongbu District Court sentenced Cho Duk-je, a defendant accused of violating the Special Act on the Promotion of Information and Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection.
Cho Deok-je was put on trial in April 2015 on charges of indecent assault, including touching the body of the opponent’s anti-minjeong without prior agreement, and was sentenced by the Supreme Court in 2018 to one year in prison with two years of probation and 40 hours of sexual violence treatment.