The cycle of accusation to conclusion was shockingly fast for the latest K-star accused of sexual misbehavior, and in this case it was the outcome his fans was hoping for. Actor Lee Jin Wook has been officially cleared by the investigating Gangnam police department of rape accusations stemming from a sexual encounter with complaining victim A. Both sides admitted to sexual intercourse and it was a matter of whether the liaison was consensual or forced, with Lee Jin Wook claiming it was consensual and A saying she was forced. In the end, police cleared Lee Jin Wook after A admitted that she lobbed a false accusation of sexual assault against Lee Jin Wook, and now the police are likely going to charge her for filing a false claim.
In sexual assault cases there is always the possibility of false accusations, but the typical reaction has been to question the accuser when the case involves a famous or powerful person. In this case the accuser A has herself recanted and admitted she filed a false claim so there is at least certainty, and good news to Lee Jin Wook despite the fact that his reputation has clearly taken a hit for revealing that he slept with some random girl which K-netizens never want to think about their stars having casual adult interactions. I’m glad this case is over and good luck to Lee Jin Wook in getting his career back on track.