Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun of K-pop boy group JYJ has been accused of sexual assault by a another woman, the Gangnam Police Precinct announced Thursday.
The claim was filed by the alleged victim on Thursday afternoon, and the police are reported to be collecting related evidence.
Park’s talent agency, C-JeS Entertainment, released an official statement in response to the second accusation: “We truly apologize for Park’s recent cases. The second accusation is also groundless, and anyone who intentionally defames or falsely accuses the celebrity will be forced to face legal action.”
The talent agency added that if Park is convicted of any crimes, he will leave the entertainment industry.
The alleged victim, who works at an illegal bar, claims that she was sexually assaulted by Park in December in the bar’s bathroom. According to her, she could not seek charges against Park for fear of losing her job.
However, she got the courage to pursue the case after reading recent news about Park allegedly sexually assaulting a woman from another bar earlier this month.
The incidents are notable in that both allegedly took place in the bathroom of an illegal bar. In the earlier case, Park was accused of forcing a 24-year-old bar worker to engage in sexual activities, but the woman dropped the charge after four days.
However, police decided to continue the investigation.
Park is currently fulfilling his mandatory military duty as a public service worker at the Gangnam District Office.
By Jin Min-ji