On Tuesday, it was revealed by the prosecution that late Korean actress Jang Ja-yeon’s controversial sexual assault case was being reinvestigated. After failing to punish any of alleged suspects, the case’s initial investigation closed 9-years-ago.
A special independent panel at the Ministry of Justice took the drastic step to make sure that one of the suspects, a journalist who is now a politician’s statute of limitation runs out on 4th August.
Chief Prosecutor Hong Jong-Lee is leading the investigation, and according to him, all the records of the case are being transferred to Seoul.
In 2009, Ja-yeon who is best known for her role in drama series Boys Over Flowers committed suicide and left behind seven pages of notes. The notes revealed that she was forced by the agency’s head to get sexually indulged with some high-profile media executives.
Names listed in the note includes nine well-known figures, and she even mentioned the place where she met these men, and the intercourse took place.
While Jang’s manager and the agency’s chief were charged without detention, the names mentioned in the note did not face any punishment.