The Korean police had ended investigations regarding the rumors of Choi Jin Shil being a money lender days earlier. This led to Choi Jin Shil’s brother, Choi Jin Young feeling incensed and chided the police for covering up the truth. He also requested that the woman, Baek who spread the rumors and caused her sister Choi Jin Shil to eventually commit suicide should make a public apology.
In his entry titled “My Sister Who was Wronged”, Choi Jin Young expressed that he would definitely not forgive Baek for spreading the rumors about his sister on the internet. He also claimed that Baek did not show any remorse nor guilt after her actions. Baek had even sent a text message to the police officers in charge of her case after evading the waiting media outside the police station, “hehe, I have safely escaped”, seemingly mocking the system.
Choi Jin Young accused the police for lying in order to settle this as quickly as possible, “They are doing their best to cover up the truth while Baek is busy trying to distance herself away from being responsible for this whole thing. The Sokcho police, cyber investigation squad and Baek……all of them hope that this will just die down eventually. But, all Korean media are keeping watch.”
Choi added, “Baek said she doesn’t know where she forwarded the rumors from….does she think we are idiots? My sister told me the day before she died, that it was so scary and torturous to hear her (Baek) devil-like voice over the phone. (Baek had called Choi Jin Shil the day before). I just want to know the truth and hope that she makes a public apology.”
Choi Jin Young’s rant immediately became a hotly-discussed topic among netizens. Most of them supported Choi Jin Young and felt that Baek should have a taste of the agony/pain that Choi Jin Shil suffered before her death. But another portion of netizens felt that Baek should be subjected to a fair trial for her punishment and avoid seeing someone committing suicide again.