SEOUL, South Korea — Last week, the administration of the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, fired a spokesman after a Korean American intern called the police on him.
During the president’s visit to Washington, DC, the unnamed victim accused the official, Yoon Chang-jung, of grabbing her buttocks and, later that night, answering his hotel door for her wearing only underwear.
The official, Yoon Chang-jung, quickly escaped on a flight to Seoul.
On Friday, the North Korean state news agency, KCNA, published a version of the events using its own acerbic vocabulary.
"Upset by this scandal, the puppet group sent him back to south Korea [sic] next day. It kicked up much fuss replacing the spokesman and making an apology to the people and the 'president' on behalf of the senior secretary for publicity of Chongwadae."
Notice that the government mouthpiece accused the “puppet group” — a reference to the South Korean presidential delegation visiting the United States — of deliberately sending Yoon home after they learned of this allegation.
The Blue House has not said this is the case.