Today, the Seoul Western District Court rejected the local religious group Christian Gospel Mission, better known as Jesus Morning Star’s (JSM) request for an injunction to hinder the release of new Netflix documentary series featuring their controversial chief.
The court rejected the religious group’s injunction against MBC and Netflix to stop the release of the eight-part documentary series “In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal” featuring Jeong Myeong-Seok, the head of JMS, who claims to be a prophet. Jeong, now 78 years old, is awaiting trial on charges of sexual assault of several female followers.
JMS filed for the injunction claiming that featuring the case currently handled by the court in a documentary series breaches the “principle of presumption of innocence” and compromises religious freedom.
The Seoul Western District Court stated MBC and Netflix appeared to have made this program based on a considerable amount of objective and subjective materials supporting their claim and declared it was hard to rule that a major part of the program involving JMS wasn’t true simply based on the materials submitted by the group.
Source: The Korea Times