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Korean Actor Jo Min-ki Found Dead After Sexual Assault Accusations

Jo Min-ki, a South Korean actor recently accused of a series of sexual misdeeds, was found dead on Friday. The police say suicide is suspected.

Jo was best known as a TV actor and as a university drama teacher. His most prominent recent film role was in 2013 hit “The Attorney.”

He was accused of molesting eight students at Cheongju University. The 52-year-old actor was adamant about his innocence after the first accusation emerged. But as the number of accusers increased, he was forced to change his position.

That caused him to lose his professorship and the TV series role he was then filming. Jo was supposed to present himself to prosecutors for questioning Monday. He was found by his wife hanged in a basement parking lot beneath his home in Seoul.

The #MeToo movement has gained momentum in male-dominated Korea. Other high-profile figures accused of abuse include director Kim Ki-duk and actor Cho Jae-hyun.

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