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Kim Ki-duk sued for assault, coercion on 2013 movie set

By Rumy Doo

Published : Aug. 3, 2017 - 10:25

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An actress is suing director Kim Ki-duk for assault and coercion, reports said Thursday.

The actress says Kim slapped her and forced her to shoot a sex scene that was not in the script while working on Kim’s 2013 film “Moebius.”

She eventually quit, and Lee Eun-woo replaced her in the female lead role.

Kim Ki-duk (Yonhap) Kim Ki-duk (Yonhap)

Kim’s representative said that while it is true that the director struck the actress across the face, it had been part of coaching a scene. “We never forced a sex scene that wasn’t in the scenario,” the representative added.

“Moebius” was screened at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

The Supreme Prosecutors’ Office is investigating the case.