An acclaimed film director was accused of sexual harrassment, by a colleague who used the hashtag #MeToo. The accused apologized and came out publicly as a lesbian, raising eyebrows at the Kevin Spacey-esque move.
Did #MeToo just start in South Korea? Well, yes and no. There hasn’t been the sort of huge, widespread hashtag…
A recent study of dating violence in Seoul revealed that 39.1 percent of women had suffered from physical violence, 54.7 percent had been victims of sexual violence, and several other shocking figures.
As the #MeToo movement gathers momentum worldwide, South Korea is adopting the hashtag campaign -- but it's an oversimplification to say it "just started."