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Seoul mayor's death a suicide after #MeToo allegations

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Seoul mayor's death a suicide after #MeToo allegationsSeoul: The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent suicide a day after being accused of sexual harassment. The death of Park Won-soon, whose body was recovered early Friday on a mountain in the capital, is by far the most dramatic end to a #MeToo case in South Korea, a highly patriarchal society where the women's movement has brought down scores of prominent men in multiple fields. If Park does prove to have killed himself he would be the highest-profile South Korean politician to do so since former president Roh Moo-hyun, who jumped off a cliff in 2009 after being questioned over corruption allegations involving...
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News video: Seoul Mayor's Suicide Leaves South Koreans Reeling

Seoul Mayor's Suicide Leaves South Koreans Reeling 00:46

When Korea's mayor of its capital city, Seoul, took his life last week, the country was left divided. According to CNN, Park Won-soon certainly had an impressive resume. The 64-year-old former human rights lawyer won the mayoral election by a landslide. However, Park had recently been accused of...

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Mayor Park Won-soon had been reported missing by his daughter after she found a note "like a will" on his desk.

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The mayor of Seoul, South Korea has been reported missing. According to CNN, local police have launched a massive search for 64- year-old Park Won-soon. Park was reported missing by his daughter on Thursday, at around 5 p.m. local time. Park was elected ​mayor of Seoul in 2011 after his predecessor stepped down. Park was re-elected in 2014 and again in 2018.

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