A SOUTH Korean actor accused of sexual misconduct has been found dead after a suspected suicide, it has been reported.
Jo Min-ki, 52, was famous in his home country for his TV roles and as a university drama teacher.
Cops were investigating multiple claims that Jo sexually abused his students when he was a professor at Cheongju University in central South Korea.
Yonhap News agency said the death is being treated as a suicide, but police would not confirm that. His wife found his body hanging in a car park basement, Variety reported.
Jo had initially insisted on his innocence but reportedly later apologised. He resigned from teaching following the allegations.
Police were to question him next week but the case will be dropped because of his death.
He is among dozens of men in positions of power who have recently been accused of sexual misdeeds by women.
The #MeToo movement has spread widely in South Korea since January, when a female prosecutor publicly spoke out about alleged workplace mistreatment after she reported being groped by a senior male prosecutor at a funeral in 2010.
A flurry of other allegations followed across arts, entertainment, cinema and politics.
South Korea’s suicide rate is among the highest in the world.