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Park told to compensate accuser

Sept 18,2019

Park Yu-chun, an actor and former member of K-pop boy band JYJ, must pay compensation to one of four women who claimed to have been raped by him years ago, following a local court’s mandatory mediation, court officials said Tuesday.

The Mediation Center of Seoul Court decided on July 15 on a damage suit filed against the 32-year-old Park by one of the four, identified only as A, the officials said.

The court’s mandatory mediation was delivered to Park on Aug. 27, before taking effect last Wednesday after a two-week grace period, they said, noting that the amount of court-recommended compensation is close to 100 million won ($84,300).

It is not known whether Park will pay the compensation to A.

A’s lawyer told Yonhap News Agency that a considerable amount of compensation has been confirmed but did not disclose the exact sum due to a confidentiality requirement.