Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kang Min-seok issues a statement, in this file photo. (Yonhap)
The office of President Moon Jae-in broke its silence Thursday about the politically sensitive issue related to the allegations that late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon sexually harassed a former secretary, conveying a message of comfort to the victim.
"We offer words of comfort to the victim," Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kang Min-seok said at a press briefing when asked about the presidential office's position on the matter.
Park was found dead earlier this month after his former secretary filed a sexual harassment complaint with police against him.
In his suicide note, Park wrote he feels sorry to "everyone" but did not mention the accusations.
Cheong Wa Dae's statement came a day after the accuser, who remains anonymous, openly demanded through her lawyer that relevant authorities conduct a thorough probe into her suffering "in accordance with a legitimate and reasonable procedure."
Kang said Cheong Wa Dae maintains a "firm stance" against any sexual misconduct by senior civil servants and the position that protecting victims should be a top priority.
He added that Cheong Wa Dae would wait for the results of the ongoing investigation to detail its position on the case. (Yonhap)