For days, news about a 22-year-old Filipina from Angeles City, Pampanga who was allegedly raped by eight Koreans made the rounds on social media, and as expected, Filipinos and Koreans are divided in opinion on whether or not the Filipina is telling the truth.
WHAT HAPPENED ACCORDING TO THE FILIPINA:
She went out with a Korean she had met in an online dating website who goes by the name Lee. They ate and drank at a restaurant in Angeles City. After that, she got on Lee’s car and he blindfolded her. She was brought to a bar where other men were waiting. She was forced to drink soju and was sexually abused. The men also inserted a bottle in her genitals and burned her foot and legs with a lighter. She was able to remove her blindfold and saw seven other men with Lee. Lee then took her to a hotel where he raped her again. When the intoxicated suspect fell asleep, she managed to escape and ask for help.
When news of the gang rape first came out, many Filipinos felt sorry for the Filipina who happens to be a single mom, but as information of ongoing investigation broke on Korean and Filipino news, some have expressed doubts. One of the accused Koreans, Lee, voluntarily went to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Pampanga to clear his name, saying that the rape claim is a set up.
“I came here to clean my name and tell the truth, that there is no gang rape happened. I came to show I am innocent, the complainant allegation is a form of discrimination,”