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Former sex slaves file suit against band

March 4, 2013 at 5:33 PM

SEOUL, March 4 (UPI) -- Eight South Korean women forced by Japanese soldiers into sexual slavery during World War II filed a lawsuit against a rock band for calling them prostitutes.

The lawsuit was filed Monday with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, Yonhap news agency reported.

The right-wing band, whose name was not reported, allegedly made an extremely anti-South Korean music video for a song about the former sex slaves. In the song, the band called the women prostitutes and called for their death.

A CD containing the song and a South Korean translation of its lyrics were delivered to a shelter for former sex slaves in Gwangju Thursday.

The women who filed the lawsuit are seeking to have the band punished for defamation, blackmail and other charges.

"[Japanese soldiers] forced me into sexual slavery when I was 14 or 15 years old. I am angry at them for claiming that they have not committed such [a crime]," Park Ok-sun, one of the victims, said before submitting the complaint.

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