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[VIDEO NEWS] Renowned writer and director Lee Youn-taek apologizes for sexual assault and “filthy desires”

Feb 20,2018
1) Monday, Feb. 19, 30 Studio in Jongno District, central Seoul

2) “I give my sincere apologies to those who have been hurt by me.” -Lee Youn-taek, theatre director

3) “I am deeply ashamed and crushed.”

4) “I will accept any punishment, including the legal responsibilities for my offenses.”

5) “This was a horrible misdeed that has been habitually performed over the last 18 years.”

6) “Sometimes I did it without knowing that it was wrong, and sometimes I felt guilty, but I could not hold in my filthy desires.”

7) Protester: “Stop manipulating the media! The victim is the one you must apologize to!”

8) “Yes, I’m sorry.”

9) Reporter: “One woman claimed to have had two abortions while she was in the company because of you, and another said she was diagnosed as unfit for pregnancy due to sexual violence. Do you deny those accusations?”

10) “That is not true.”

11) “I must apologize before I leave.”

12) “I am sorry.”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video provided by JTBC
Produced by Jung Soo-kyung
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Matthew Silberman