South Korean actor Jo Min-ki found dead after admitting sexual assault

Jo Min-ki
Jo Min-ki. Photo credit: Getty

A well-known South Korean actor accused of sexual assault has been found dead.

Jo Min-ki had been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and rape at a university where he had been teaching.

Jo's initial denials were followed by an apology to his victims in January.

The 53-year-old is the biggest name to be linked to the #metoo movement in South Korea.

His death is being treated as a suicide.

South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.

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