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Park Yoochuns Accuser Deemed Not Guilty Of False Accusation
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Park Yoochuns Accuser Deemed Not Guilty Of False Accusation

Early July 2017, Ms. Song, one of the women who accused JYJ’s Park Yoochun of sexual assault in 2016, was found not guilty of false accusation and defamation by a unanimous jury vote. Prosecution appealed the not-guilty ruling, and the first trial of the appeal was held early September, at which time prosecution made their case about why the initial ruling should be overturned.

During the final trial, held September 21, the judge panel ruled to uphold the initial ruling of not guilty, saying that Ms. Song’s sexual assault lawsuit was not completely groundless, considering Ms. Songs claims as well as witness testimonies, and that there is not enough evidence to prove that her accusations were false: “False accusation is acknowledged when the accusation directly goes against an objective fact, but it’s difficult to say that the intercourse was consensual based on Park Yoochun’s claims alone.”

Seoul court issues arrest warrant for MBC president Kim Jang Kyeom
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Seoul court issues arrest warrant for MBC president Kim Jang Kyeom

On September 1, West Seoul's Supreme Prosecutors' Office issued an arrest warrant for president Kim Jang Kyeom of MBC, upon request by the National Media Labor Union.

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The president was summoned by the labor union three times to participate in questioning dealing with alleged unfair practices within MBC, but refused to attend all three times. While prosecution has revealed little information about the arrest warrant and case, the National Media Labor Union has announced that they will adjust plans to continue their strike against MBC management.

Prosecution Appeals Not Guilty Ruling Of Park Yoochun’s Accuser, Claims “Rape Cannot Happen In A Small Bathroom”
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Prosecution Appeals Not Guilty Ruling Of Park Yoochun’s Accuser, Claims “Rape Cannot Happen In A Small Bathroom”

Early July 2017, Ms. Song, the woman who had accused JYJ’s Park Yoochun of sexual assault in 2016, was found not guilty of false accusation and defamation by a unanimous jury vote.

The following week, the ruling was appealed by the prosecution.

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The first trial of the appeal was held on the morning of September 5, where the prosecution revealed their reason for the appeal: “Although the initial trial resulted in a unanimous jury vote of ‘not guilty,’ it’s not possible for rape to occur in a small bathroom; what happened was that [Park Yoochun] did not give [Ms. Song] his number after having consensual intercourse, so she falsely accused him of rape.”

Park Yoochuns Wedding To Reportedly Be Pushed Back
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Park Yoochuns Wedding To Reportedly Be Pushed Back

It has been revealed that Park Yoochuns wedding date has been delayed.

Originally, he and his fiancée Hwang Ha Na were planning on getting married on September 10. However, it was reported on September 7 that the date has been pushed back.

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Wedding invitations are not being printed, and the couple will be holding a small, private wedding with just close family and friends.

It was confirmed in April that Park Yoochun will be marrying Hwang Ha Na, granddaughter of the founder of food company Namyang Dairy Products.

Park Yoochuns Wedding Confirmed To Be Postponed Once Again
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Park Yoochuns Wedding Confirmed To Be Postponed Once Again

Park Yoochuns wedding has been pushed back a second time.

Originally, he and his fiancée Hwang Ha Na had planned on getting married on September 10. However, it was then pushed back to September 20.

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On September 12, industry representatives reported that the wedding has been delayed a second time. In response, a source from Park Yoochuns agency C-JeS Entertainment commented, It is true that his wedding has been postponed, and a new wedding date has not been decided yet.