As March wraps up, supposedly the police of the Western Police Station in Seoul will be concluding their investigation into the Park Shi Hoo rape allegations and transferring the case to the prosecutor’s office who will make the determination whether to file charges. This isn’t an insular process, the prosecutors are likely kept abreast of the progress of the investigation and may already be weighing the collected evidence even before the completed investigation files are handed over, so it may not be a long wait for a decision to come down. Any decision is good for the state of affairs, calming the warring netizens down and giving the media something else to write about. Of course, if Park Shi Hoo is charged, then expect this media circus to ramp up. With the leak last week of the alleged results from Park Shi Hoo’s lie detector test, with an unnamed source from the Western Police Department claiming that Park Shi Hoo failed every question and an indictment is imminent, while the official police spokesperson quickly confirmed the the leak did not come from them, the damage has been done. Park Shi Hoo’s lawyers have sued some media outlets for publishing the initial news reports, and has lodged an official complaint against the Western Police Department for this and other leaks which have seriously damaged Park Shi Hoo’s right to privacy. Park Shi Hoo’s attorney has also submitted their own investigation case files to the police, included in it A’s now-former friend B’s affidavit recanting all her earlier statements against Park Shi Hoo and painting A and other as plotting against Park Shi Hoo. A’s attorney has announced that A and her family will be suing B, for what I don’t know, but I’m assuming it’s not for being a very bad friend. It’s rather karmic that B speaks up and gets sued by Park Shi Hoo, then she does a 180 and and is about to get sued by A. Like I said before, if B has stayed out of the limelight from the get go in a case where she was not involved in any way, she could be sleeping easy today. Park Shi Hoo’s family has opened up in a voice interview discussing how draining and painful this whole ordeal has been, for Park Shi Hoo and for his family members that love and believe in him. While the involved persons are likely all suffering in their own way, the netizens continue being slimy in digging up dirt and the latest on dit comes in the form of a home-made strip tease video being widely circulated that is rumored to star A. Police have just said that the purported porn videos being posted on Korean websites are not of A and in fact most contain a virus. I can’t believe sleazy website purveyors are now making a buck off this case.
While there have been various so-called porn videos of A circulating, some blatantly false and can’t even be opened, the one getting some mainstream coverage is of a pretty young thing dressed in a tight police uniform doing a strip tease in her room. It’s not confirmed that it is A, other than the girl in question is very pretty, wide eyes, swell figure, you get the drift. I don’t know who would watch it to confirm whether it is A or not, because it does not matter in the least if it is A or is not A in that video. Once again, the promiscuity of the alleged rape victim does not matter in rape cases. At all. A prostitute can get raped, a slut can get raped, a whore can get raped, a virgin can get raped, a nun can get raped, a grandma can get raped, a child can get raped, a wife can be raped by her husband – rape is not contingent on the personality, history, or attitude of the alleged victim in question. It involves the facts of what happened. If A lied about the rape, then let the facts tell the tale. If Park Shi Hoo raped A, then her possibly being a sexually active woman with exhibitionist predilections doesn’t matter. I want the police to review the facts and the prosecutor to weigh the relevant evidence and make a decision quickly otherwise everyone involved in this case prolongs the ordeal.