Cho Kook: “Director Cha Bum-geun has no connection with my family.”
Director Cha Bum-geun’s wife, Oh Eun-mi, promoted Jeong Kyung-shim’s book in the past.
Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk and former Korean national soccer team coach Cha Bum-geun.
Regarding his relationship with former Korean national soccer team coach Cha Bum-geun, who submitted a petition demanding leniency for himself and his wife, Jeong Kyung-sim, former Justice Minister Cho Kuk said, “I have never had a cup of tea or a meal with former coach Cha.” revealed.
Former Minister Cho appeared on a live broadcast of the YouTube channel ‘Saenal’ on the 31st of last month and said, “I have no personal relationship with me or my family, but I am very grateful to hear that you wrote a petition.”
It was reported that former director Cha was included in the list of ‘petitions from all walks of life’ submitted by former Minister Cho’s lawyer to the court on the 22nd of last month on the 29th of last month. Although former coach Cha had no personal relationship with former Minister Cho, it is said that he wrote the petition because of the experience of being criticized by his family, including his children, when his performance was poor at the 1998 World Cup in France.
Former Minister Cho said of former coach Cha, “He is a very great person and the best soccer player and coach in our country. “From what I heard, he is a person with a devout Christian faith,” he said, emphasizing that “he has no personal ties to me or my family.”
A photo of Oh Eun-mi, wife of former Korean national soccer team coach Cha Bum-geun, purchasing and authenticating a book by Chung Kyung-sim.
Regarding the reason why the submission of the petition became known, former Minister Cho said, “I think there are only two cases. A court employee would have given it to the reporter, or someone from the prosecution who could copy the contents of the petition and give it to the reporter.”
At the same time, he added, “I can only assume that some time after it was submitted, someone who received this information somewhere passed it on to the reporter.”
Former Minister Cho also sent a video letter to Director Cha, saying, “Respected Director Cha Bum-geun, I am deeply grateful to you for writing a petition for me and my family even though you have no personal relationship with me.”
Former director Cha’s wife, Oh Eun-mi, previously shared a photo on her Facebook account showing the third volume of ‘I Will Grieve Alone‘, a collection of Jeong’s prison memoirs, placed on a table. Mr. Oh posted this photo and wrote, “Teacher, let’s do our best!” However, this post has now been deleted.
In relation to this, the host of the day mentioned, ‘Director Cha Bum-geun’s wife also promoted Chung Kyung-shim’s book on social media,’ and former Minister Cho said, “I heard that, too,” but added, “I have never met the wife.” 19가이드03