Jo Min-ki

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Jo Min-ki
Jo Min-gi from acrofan cropped.jpg
Born(1965-11-05)November 5, 1965
Taebaek, South Korea
DiedMarch 9, 2018(2018-03-09) (aged 52)
Seoul, South Korea
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
Other namesCho Min-ki
EducationCheongju University - B.A. Theater and Film
Chung-Ang University Graduate School - Master's degree in Performing Arts
OccupationActor
Years active1990–2017
AgentWill Entertainment
Spouse(s)
Kim Sun-jin (m. 1991)
Children2
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJo Min-gi
McCune–ReischauerCho Min-gi

Jo Min-ki (November 5, 1965 – March 9, 2018) was a South Korean actor, photographer and professor. He was best known for his roles in the television series Love and Ambition,[1] East of Eden,[2][3] Queen Seondeok,[4] and Flames of Desire. From 2010 until his resignation in February 2018, he was an assistant professor at Cheongju University.[5][6]

On February 22, 2018, Jo was accused of sexually harassing his students, which he initially denied.[7] He resigned from his teaching position at Cheongju University.[8] A week later, Jo confirmed the accusations were true and was soon arrested.[9]

Jo was found dead at an underground parking lot in Seoul in an apparent suicide by hanging on March 9, 2018 at the age of 52.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jo, Chung-un (8 March 2007). "HERALD INTERVIEW: Jo Min-ki back to stage with more color". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  2. "Park Hae-jin Goes to Africa for Goodwill Work". KBS World. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  3. Kim, Lynn (28 December 2009). "Korean actor Cho Min-ki featured in Mainichi Shimbun". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  4. "Cho Min Ki: 'I Wanted to Be Actor Since Junior High'". KBS Global. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  5. Ahn, So-young (February 21, 2018). ""피해자 없이 떠도는 소문"이라던 조민기, 잇따른 폭로에 태세전환". News Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  6. "Police book actor Jo Min-ki over string of sexual abuse allegations". Yonhap News. February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  7. "Actor denies allegations of sexual assault". Yonhap News. February 20, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  8. "Jo Min-ki denies abuse allegations". Korean JoongAng Daily. February 21, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  9. "Actor Jo Min-ki drops out of new drama amid sexual abuse allegations". Yonhap News. February 21, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  10. "[BREAKING] #MeToo-hit actor Jo Min-ki found dead in apparent suicide". The Korea Times. Retrieved March 9, 2018.