A woman, surnamed Lee, who falsely accused JYJ’s Park Yoo-chun of sexual assault, received a two year jail sentence on Tuesday.
The Seoul Central District Court found Lee guilty of false accusations.
“It was found that Lee kept dancing with Park’s party even after she came back from the restroom -- where she argued to be raped -- and she talked and laughed with waiters after the party left the bar,” the court said as the reason to decide her accusation false.
The court also sentenced Lee’s cousin Hwang to two and a half years and Lee’s boyfriend one and a half years in prison for attempted extortion. The two threatened Park and his agency saying that they would sue the singer and spread the case to media unless Park pays them the settlement.
“Based on the circumstances of the threat, the details of the case and the requested amount, the case is very serious,” the court said.
In June 2016, Park was accused of raping Lee inside the restroom of the bar she was working at. Following the case, three other woman accused him for the same charge.
Lee later withdrew the case saying that it was not a forced sexual encounter, flip-flopping her original argument. Park countersued Lee for the charges of false accusation and extortion.