A Really Weird Scandal Is Going On In The South Korean Presidency
It's not often a scandal involves a cult leader's daughter having major influence over a president — but this one does.By Ethan Weston | October 29, 2016
South Korea's presidency is facing a scandal that might put it in danger of collapsing — and it sounds more like a political TV drama and less like real life.
At the the heart of the scandal is South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who reportedly relied on an old friend — Choi Soon-sil — for political counsel.
That doesn't sound so bad, but Choi is the daughter of an alleged cult leader, Choi Tae-min. Leaked cables from WikiLeaks show concern that he had "complete control over Park's body and soul during her formative years."