Actor Jo Min-ki Kills Himself Over Sexual Harassment Allegations


Actor Jo Min-ki, 53, was found dead in an apparent suicide in the underground garage of his apartment complex in Seoul on Friday afternoon, as reported by the police.

His wife found him around 4 p.m., unconscious and with a rope around his neck. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but pronounced dead an hour later.

Jo has been accused of sexually molesting more than a dozen students, mostly at Cheongju University in North Cheongchung Province where he taught.

As the allegations became public and more new victims came forward almost every day, he resigned his teaching post and was supposed to face questioning next week.

The veteran actor made his movie debut in 1991 and has appeared in numerous films and TV dramas since then.