South Korea

South Korean Press Secretary Fired Amid Groping Charges in DC

Allegedly felt up a woman in a hotel while in Washington for a summit


The press spokesman for South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been fired amid an investigation that he groped a woman in a Washington hotel during the leader's summit visit to the White House this week, according to a government statement reported by several U.S. and foreign news agencies.

The statement says the spokesman, Yoon Chang-jung, demonstrated "inappropriate conduct as a high-ranking official and damaged the dignity of the country by being personally involved in an unsavory incident." It also stated that the incident damaged the country's "national prestige."