First press reports of Myung Whun Chung’s voluntary appearance at the Prosecutors Office in Seoul are hostile and prejudiced beyond the norms acceptable in western media.
The 63-year-old maestro is suspected of defaming the former CEO Park Hyun-Jung of the city-run orchestra by using his own wife.
Chung’s wife, known only as her last name Koo, allegedly made 10 orchestra employees file a lawsuit with the police against Park in December of 2015, saying “Park sexually and verbally harassed them.”
But in March this year their allegations were found to be false by the police who investigated the case.
Chung’s wife, the 68-year-old Koo, and 10 employees are now under investigation by the prosecution for their false allegations.
So, Maestro Chung is now suspected of trying to drive out CEO Park from the orchestra by using his wife and employees close to him.
More, and worse, here.
It’s hard to believe anyone can receive a fair hearing in Seoul when the Park family control the media.