KBS, SBS, and MBC will be waiting for the verdict in Park Si Hoo's sexual assault case before determining whether he will be banned from the broadcasting stations or not.
Yesterday, Go Young Wook was sentenced to 5 years of jail and 10 years of wearing an electronic anklet for engaging in sexual acts with minors and sexual assault. However, even before his official sentence, all three KBS, SBS, and MBC had banned him from entering broadcast stations since May 2012.
However, the broadcast stations seem to be looking at Park Si Hoo's case in a slightly different light as there are no minors involved, so no bans have been placed on the actor yet. Media outlet Osen called the three broadcast stations, who all gave similar responses stating that they'll be waiting until the verdict has been reached in the courts.
MBC explained, "When a celebrity has caused a disturbance, we decide on whether to ban that person or not after there is a legal judgement. However, in the case of Go Young Wook, since the issue itself was on sexually assaulting minors, we had decided to ban him from appearing last year."
KBS gave a similar answer, saying, "Since there is no decision, he is currently not a subject under broadcast regulations." SBS revealed that they will also wait for the verdict and added, "People who have received sentences that are problematic to the society cannot appear on broadcast. We decide depending on common sense."
As mentioned previously, police investigations have been wrapped up for Park Si Hoo's case, which has been forwarded to the prosecution for review, and a battle in the courts will most likely take place in the following months.
Posted by Wednesday, April 10, 2013
KBS, SBS, and MBC to wait for court verdict before determining whether to ban Park Si Hoo from broadcast appearances
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