South Korean politician steps down after rape accusations

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Ahn Hee-jung resigned after his secretary Kim Ji-eun spoke out on national television

A rising star in South Korean politics and one-time presidential hopeful has resigned after his secretary publicly accused him of repeatedly raping her.

Ahn Hee-jung’s departure as governor of South Chungcheong province on Tuesday came against the backdrop of a growing #MeToo movement in the male-dominated country, where sexual misconduct is rarely discussed.

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