According to the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, the four teachers invited the college students to an evening drinking outing on April 6. Later that night, they also suggested them to go to a singing room, which the college students rejected.
Then, the teachers told the college students that they wouldn't get good grades on their on-the-job-training unless they'd join. At the singing room, the teachers sexually harassed the students that included touching their hips and hugging.
Three days after the incident, the students handed in a letter, detailing the incident and asking the male teachers to be punished.
An official with the provincial educational office said, "Most of the allegations proved to be true. The teachers involved will face stern punishment."
As Extra! Korea notes, "hips" is how Koreans mistranslate "butt." And I think "punishment" is another way of saying "might get a talking-to, maybe" considering how common this sort of behavior is. Anecdotal evidence and observations tell me that, and a survey---I know, I know---that found half of women get harassed at these mandatory drinking parties helps the case.
Lee was not the only one having such an unpleasant experience ― according to a survey by a recruitment company Saramin of 729 female employees, 52.3 percent, or 381, said they have experienced sexual harassment at drinking sessions. Some 39 percent said they have been harassed not only at drinking parties but also during work.
When multiple replies were allowed, the surveyed women said they suffered from physical contact such as hugging (74 percent), dirty jokes (41.7 percent), jokes about their body shape or appearance (30.7 percent), pressure to serve drinks to men, and questions about their sexual experience. Twenty-one respondents even said male senior staff or co-workers asked them to have sex with them.
About half of the harassment was from immediate superiors, followed by top managers and co-workers.