In a statement, former TV Chosun President Bang Jung-oh insisted he was free of wrongdoing in the Jang Ja-yeon case. The statement follows a KBS News at 9 Report on March 21st that claims he had help from police to delete an incriminating phone call made between him and Jang Ja-yeon.
The TV Chosun channel has said that the report is slander. They are threatening to pursue ethical action through various journalism boards as well as considering legal action.
It is a matter of acknowledged fact that Bang Jung-oh had a drink with Jang Ja-yeon lasting for an hour back in 2009. Bang Jung-oh has stated they had no contact after that point, but doubts have lingered to his truthfulness on this count.
Bang Jung-oh resigned from his position as president of TV Chosun late last year after a recording of his ten-year-old daughter abusing the family chaffeur went viral. His shadow nonetheless maintains a powerful presence in the South Korean media industry.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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