Actress Kang Eun Bi says #MeToo, reveals a director sexually harassed her
Jessica Lee, March 9, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
In a recent afreecaTV broadcast, actress Kang Eun Bi shared a story in which a director sexually harassed her. She makes references to MBC's "PD Note", which recently called out director Kim Ki Duk and actor Jo Jae Hyun for their multiple accounts of sexual assault.
She shares, "I was in high school at the time and went to an audition in my uniform. I was a minor and the first the director asked me was, 'Have you slept with someone?' I'm paraphrasing what he actually said. When I answered that I didn't, 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 the emotion of love.'"
"I was 17-18 years old. I prepared an audition and I wasn't even able to do it. I had to ask questions like that for 30 minutes. I was shocked and came out of the audition crying. Of course, I didn't get the part. I wasn't able to speak up about it because I feared people would think of 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 let go of the matter."
In the broadcast, she also shared an instance where her sunbae was harassed. Her sunbae was asked by a male co-star about her age, her label, and other things. In response, the male co-star said, "You must be sponsored. How else would you get a role like this without getting sponsored? I feel nauseous that you're even in front of me. Just come inside when the camera is on and stand outside when it's off."