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Agency cuts ties with embattled Jo Min-ki

Feb 27,2018
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Will Entertainment is severing ties with actor Jo Min-ki after he was accused of sexually harassing students at Cheongju University, where he had taught theater.

The agency released a statement Monday apologizing for initially denying the accusations when they first surfaced last week.

“We have gradually recognized the seriousness [of the accusations] and deeply considered a proper measure to deal with the situation,” the statement read.

Will Entertainment said it has canceled its contract with Jo after a long discussion.

The accusations against Jo started coming on Feb. 20, when a member of an online forum anonymously posted claims that the actor made unwanted advances on female students.

His agency initially called the claims “rumors” but soon changed its stance after multiple victims started coming forward.

By Jin Min-ji