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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Thursday, March 8, 2018

Actress Kang Eun Bi takes part in #MeToo movement, reveals she was sexually harassed by a director

It's been revealed that actress Kang Eun Bi, who recently caused fans worry over her troubled SNS post, actually spoke up and took part in the #MeToo movement through an afreecaTV broadcast. 

Back on March 7, the actress shared a clip of herself talking about her past experience with sexual harassment on YouTube. She referred to MBC's 'PD Note', which previously called out film director Kim Ki Duk and actor Jo Jae Hyun for their numerous accounts of sexual assault. 

Kang Eun Bi began, "When I was in high school, I went to an audition in my high school uniform. I was a minor, and the first thing that the director there asked me was, 'Have you slept with someone'. And this is me toning down the wording. And when I answered him that I have not, he asked, 'Then would you sleep with me?'. He said, 'You have to sleep with a lot of men to be able to act out love."

The actress continued, "I was 17-18 years old. I prepared an audition, but I wasn't able to do my piece and simply answered those kinds of questions for 30 minutes. I was incredibly shocked and came out of there crying. Of course, I didn't make the audition. I wasn't able to speak up about it because I thought people would view me as dirty if I talked about such things. I was worried I wouldn't be able to continue acting. My label even told me to just let it go." 

Kang Eun Bi also shared an instance of sexual harassment suffered by a fellow actress. Kang Eun Bi's sunbae was supposedly asked by a male co-star about her age, her label, and more. The male co-star then commented, "You're definitely getting sponsored. How would you get a role like this without a sponsor? I feel nauseous that you're in front of me. Just come inside when the camera is rolling, and stand outside when it's not." 

In light of her worrisome SNS post as well as her #MeToo story, Kang Eun Bi assured fans that she was okay

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