Suicide attempt at Philharmonicmain
Staff members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra are being interviewed by police tomorrow alongside the former chief executive Hyun-jung Park, who is accusing them of defamation and misuse of documents. The staff accused her in public of bullying and sexual harrassment.
Police have raided the homes of orchestra staff members since Park filed her claims. One person, unsettled by the rids and interrogations, tried to commit suicide earlier this week with an overdose of sleeping pills.
The individual is now recovering in hospital.
The atmosphere in the Philharmonic remains tense and mistrustful. Myung Whun Chung, the music director, has suggested in recent interviews that he may resign. A new chief executive is expected to be announced in the next few days.