Korean actor Park Si Hoo, who previously starred in popular dramas like “The Princess’ Man”, spent almost 10 hours with Korean police on Friday, to assist with investigations into claims that he had sexually assaulted a female aspiring entertainer, reported Korean media.
The 22-year-old woman had earlier alleged that Park got her drunk at a bar, then took her to his home and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious on February 15.
The police announced over the weekend that they have received new evidence on the case from Park’s lawyers during their session with Park, in the form of message logs between Park’s accuser and her friend.
In one exchange which took place after the incident, the aspiring entertainer apparently expressed that she would attempt to play the victim when she went to the police, after her friend suggested that she ask Park for a 1 billion won (S$1.1 million) settlement fee.
However, the police pointed out that none of these exchanges have managed to prove that their sexual encounter was consensual as Park had claimed, adding that they would continue to investigate the matter.
Park, who was mobbed by reporters when he left the police station on Friday, did not comment on the investigations, only saying that “the truth will prevail”.
Overseas broadcasters have reportedly put negotiations over the purchase of the broadcasting rights to Park’s latest drama serial, “Cheongdamdong Alice”, on hold, in light of the controversy surrounding Park’s sexual assault case.