Parasite' director slams police, S. Korean media over star's death

12 January 2024
2024-01-12 16:33

Oscar-winning "Parasite" filmmaker Bong Joon-ho and other South Korean stars called for an investigation into police and media conduct in the days leading to actor Lee Sun-kyun's death. Lee, best known globally for his starring role in Bong's 2019 film "Parasite", was found dead in a car in Seoul last month, after a two-month police investigation over suspected drug use. 

Actor Kim Eui-sung said Lee's death was due to a "character assassination." Lee's reputation suffered a significant blow when news of the police drugs probe became public in October. He was quickly dropped from television, film and commercial projects, incurring damages media reports estimated at 7.8 million USD.

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