Comedian Park Soo Hong has been admitted to the hospital after being assaulted by his father.
On October 4, Park Soo Hong’s legal representative and lawyer Noh Jong Eon said, “Park Soo Hong was assaulted and threatened by his father while undergoing a cross-examination by the prosecution and has been taken to the emergency room.”
Park Soo Hong was scheduled to face cross-examination on October 4 at 10 a.m. KST with his brother who has only been identified by his surname Park. Park Soo Hong’s brother was arrested in early September on charges of embezzling an estimated 11.6 billion won (approximately $8.1 million) from Park Soo Hong. Mr. Park’s case was forwarded to the prosecution later in the month, and he has been under investigation since. Park Soo Hong’s father, also identified only by his surname Park, and his sister-in-law Ms. Lee were present together at cross-examination as witnesses.
According to Noh Jong Eon, Park Soo Hong’s father attacked his son multiple times, which included kicking him and delivering verbal threats.
Park Soo Hong was transferred to the emergency room of a nearby hospital after fainting due to severe stress and shock. However, the degrees of his injuries were reported to not be serious.