Woman alleges she had an affair with lawmaker
She had originally planned to hold a news conference at the Assembly building to renew her allegations.
The lawmaker won the party’s ticket to run in the April 11 parliamentary elections.
She claimed that she had an affair with the legislator in 2004 when the latter worked as a local administrative chief. She said at that time, she was a member of a parents’ group.
As a result, she said, her marriage broke up.
The woman, wearing black and in sunglasses, failed to hold the news conference as officials of the Assembly secretariat turned off electricity for microphone.
She said that aides to the lawmaker tried to placate her. “They promised to take care of me, if I came to them,” she said.
She insisted that the lawmaker gave her 1.5 million won in return for having “inappropriate relations” with him.
The woman said the legislator unilaterally severed relations with her. “Whenever I called him, he didn’t answer the phone,” she said.
The lawmaker has dismissed the allegations, saying that they were fabricated by someone competing against him to win the party’s ticket to run in the elections.