Woman A, who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by actor Cho Jae Hyun, has given up on her appeal. With this, the legal dispute over Cho Jae Hyun’s “Me Too” case has finally been concluded.
Back on the 8th, the 17th Civil Agreement Division of the Seoul Central District Court earlier ruled against A, who filed a 300 million KRW (about 271,143 USD) compensation suit against Cho, saying that she was sexually assaulted by the actor in 2004 when she was a 17-year-old girl. The court stated, “We reject the plaintiff’s demands. The plaintiff will pay for the lawsuit.”
In 2018, Cho was cited as the perpetrator of sexual violence amid the “Me Too” movement. At the time, the actor exited the drama he was starring in and announced the suspension of his activities, saying, “I will put everything down. From now on, I will spend time looking back on my life with a feeling of atonement for the victims.” He is said to have cut off all contacts from his family as well.
In June the same year, Korean-Japanese actress B sued Cho, claiming that he sexually assaulted her inside the restroom of a broadcasting station back in 2002, but the case was eventually dropped by the prosecutor when B failed to respond to the official investigation.
And with his last civil case against A came to an end, the legal battle Cho has been fighting for the past three years has also come to a conclusion.