Comedian Park Soo Hong, who is in a legal battle with his older brother, was admitted to the hospital on October 4 after being assaulted by his father while meeting with prosecutors.
The comedian was scheduled to meet with prosecutors at 10 am on October 4 in regards to the case of his brother’s alleged embezzlement. It is said that his father was also in attendance as a witness.
According to Park Soo Hong’s lawyer, during the proceedings, Park Soo Hong’s father assaulted the comedian several times and threatened to “Stab him with a weapon.” The police and paramedics were called to the prosecutor’s office, where the incident took place, and Park Soo Hong was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, police are investigating Park Soo Hong’s brother, who was entrusted with the comedian’s finances as his manager, for embezzlement. The comedian’s brother is alleged to have stolen ₩2.10 billion KRW (about $1.47 million USD) over the years.
The wife of Park Soo Hong’s brother is also being investigated for being an accessory to the crime. According to prosecutors, the wife of Park Soo Hong’s brother is alleged to have misused over ₩100 million KRW (about $69,800 USD) on fitness centers, beauty salons, and her children’s school lessons.