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#MeToo claims potential South Korean presidential candidate

Gov. Ahn Hee-jung steps down after secretary reveals sexual assaults

South Korea's Ahn Hee-jung, right, lost a presidential primary election to Moon Jae-in last year.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The #MeToo movement sweeping South Korea has brought down Ahn Hee-jung, the governor of South Chungcheong Province. Ahn resigned on Tuesday after admitting to sexual assault against his secretary, who made the charge during a television interview on Monday.

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