South Korea police defend probe of ‘Parasite’ actor who was found dead

South Korea police defend probe of ‘Parasite’ actor who was found dead
South Korea police defend probe of ‘Parasite’ actor who was found dead

Hello and welcome to the details of South Korea police defend probe of ‘Parasite’ actor who was found dead and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Police officers examine a scene where South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun was found dead at a park in Seoul, South Korea, December 27, 2023. — Yonhap via Reuters pic

SEOUL, Dec 28 — The head of the district police force that investigated South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun over allegations of illegal drug use today defended the tough questioning of him before he was found dead.

Incheon Metropolitan Police chief Kim Hui-jung told a news briefing the entire process was justified and done with Lee’s consent. He expressed “deep regret” over his death and offered his condolences to his family.

Lee, 48, who played the wealthy patriarch in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, died yesterday.

His death brought an outpouring of sympathy from the film industry and the public alike as well as questions over the apparently harsh and public nature of the probe that fuelled media coverage delving into Lee’s private life.

Advertisement

Kim said the questioning over Lee’s three appearances, including a final one that went on all night, was necessary to hear his side and was done in the presence of his lawyer.

“The investigation of the deceased was conducted based on specific reports, testimony and evidence and under legally prescribed procedures,” he said.

Lee had denied he knowingly took illegal drugs and said he was tricked into doing so by a bar hostess who was trying to blackmail him, local news media reported before his death.

Advertisement

He made three highly public appearances before police since October, the last time for 19 hours overnight, leaving the police station on Christmas Eve.

He declined to answer questions from reporters about the charges against him but said he was fully cooperating with the investigation.

He was found dead in a car at a park in Seoul after being reported missing.

Former South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who was a human rights lawyer before entering politics, was among those who criticised police practice and sensational media reporting of the case.

“The practice that does huge damage to someone’s honour and character, such as excessively putting them at a media photoline, and pushes them to take the extreme choice must now end,” Moon said on .

Film industry colleagues visited the memorial set up at Lee’s wake, including “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho and the Netflix hit series “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae.

Incheon police had earlier questioned K-pop star G-Dragon over suspicion of illegal drug use but dropped the case without charging him.

The probe comes as part of a crackdown by the government of conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol, who called it a “war on drugs”.

There has been a string of high-profile arrests, including business conglomerate heirs and celebrities, under the country’s tough drug laws, which punishes those found guilty of abusing drugs as well as drug dealing by up to 14 years in prison. — Reuters

These were the details of the news South Korea police defend probe of ‘Parasite’ actor who was found dead for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Israel war cabinet meets over Hamas hostage talks
NEXT FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]