52 year-old South Korean actor, Jo Min-ki (조민기), who was found dead on Friday, 9 March, in an apparent suicide, left behind a handwritten letter of apology.
According to local reports, on 26 February, the actor and professor sent a letter to the media outlet Dispatch in relation to the allegations. However, the star’s agency decided against releasing the letter and instead published an official apology.
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The letter, which has now come to light, reads: ‘Everything is my fault, my crime.”
The late actor confesses that he was caught off guard and as time passed by, the situation became difficult for him the bear: “I became a coward who evaded and denied the issue.”
“I am ashamed and sorry,” continues the letter. “I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to the juniors who felt humiliated or ashamed in that situation.”
“I apologize to Cheongju University and the students of the theater department who are still devoting themselves sincerely to their art,” concludes the letter.
Jo Min Ki was scheduled to appear before prosecutors on Monday, 12 March, over allegations he sexually assaulted students at Cheongju University, where he taught acting from 2010 until he was fired earlier this year.