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#MeToo-hit ex-governor cancels press conference amid rumors of fresh accusations

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An Hee-jung, former governor of South Chungcheong Province, on Thursday abruptly canceled a press conference he offered to hold to explain mounting sexual allegations against him.

Shin Hyung-cheol, an aide to An, sent a message to reporters that the former governor decided to answer to the prosecution's questioning first before he makes a formal apology to the public.

"(An) decided to cancel the press conference since he came to the conclusion that it is a priority to undergo questioning by the prosecution at the earliest date, before he bows to the public and apologizes," he said.

An is embroiled in a sex scandal sparked by a revelation by his secretary Monday. She claimed she was forced to have sex with him multiple times over the past eight months. The press conference was slated for 3 p.m. (Yonhap)

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