Former Youth Justice Party leader Kang Min-jin, who revealed that he was sexually assaulted by a member of the party while working as a young politician at the Justice Party, criticized the Justice Party’s related press conference today as “the party’s position itself is a second offense.”
Kang said on his Facebook page on the same day, “It is surprising that the party has expressed sexual violence as ‘unnecessary physical contact’ through its official position. I wrote it while sending an apology letter.”
Then he asked, “Does it mean that it is not sexual assault just because I did not use the word ‘sexual violence’ on the spot? If it was judged that it was not sexual assault at the time, why was the Gender Human Rights Committee assigned the role of receiving an apology letter from the perpetrator and delivering it?”
“It is said that a party spokesperson said at a back briefing with reporters, ‘The fact that Chairman Mo’s case is a sexual assault case is completely different.” I did.
Prior to this, the Justice Party said in a statement on the morning of the same day, “The incident was an incident where ‘unnecessary physical contact’ occurred when Mr. A, the chairman of the Metropolitan City Provincial Party, pushed Kang away while sitting next to the party after a party event.” .
He also said, “Ex-CEO Kang has conveyed his position that ‘this is not a matter of regard as sexual violence, but a strict warning and apology are necessary for showing a disrespectful attitude toward a young party member’.” I made a statement to the effect that it was not true.