Netflix and also Korean public broadcaster MBC on Thursday beat a court application for an order to quit the airing of their docudrama “In The Name of God: A Holy Betrayal.”
The 8-part collection started broadcasting from Friday (March 3). It is a Netflix Original, implying that the banner has worldwide civil liberties, consisting of in Korea.
The program checks out “the cooling real tales of 4 Korean leaders declaring to be prophets [and also] subjects the dark side of unquestioning idea.”
Amongst its topics is Christian Gospel Mission, likewise called Providence, as well as additionally referred to as Jesus Morning Star, or JMS. It shares those initials with its debatable leader Jeong Myeong-seok (also known as Jung Myung-seok) that is presently waiting for test in Korea for sexually attacking several of his women fans.
JMS looked for an order to quit the docuseries from broadcasting, declaring that the program is imaginary, that it breaks the concept of assumption of virtue which it threatens spiritual liberty. Nonetheless, the Seoul Western District Court stated on Thursday that MBC and also Netflix showed up to have actually made the program based upon a “significant quantity” of purpose and also subjective products.
“It is tough to evaluate that a huge part of the program including JMS is not real, just based upon the products sent by the team,” the court stated, in records from the Yonhap information firm.
Jeong formerly offered 10 years behind bars for raping 3 Korean women fans while on abroad journeys in between 2003 as well as 2006. He ran away Korea when the rape fees were submitted, however was deported from China to Korea in 2008. He was imprisoned in Korea that year and also launched in 2018, yet was needed to use a digital ankle joint arm band.
His present costs consist of the “quasi-rape” of a female from Hong Kong as well as an additional from Australia. Korea specifies “quasi-rape” as intercourse that benefits from an individual’s unfamiliarity or failure to withstand. Upon sentence, a jail sentence of at the very least 3 years is compulsory.
The supposed rapes are claimed to have actually taken place in between 2018 and also 2021 at JMS’s Wolmyeongdong Sanctuary in Geumsan.
JMS has actually refuted the fees and also intimidated libel activity versus media which reported unproven truths.
Hong Kong media have actually estimated protestor and also anti-JMS advocate Kim Do-hyeong as stating that the company has actually hired fans in Korea, Japan as well as Taiwan, which various other ladies are preparing sexual offense fits versus Jeong.