SEOUL, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- South Korean police have handed over a case, involving the wife of a South Korea's Gyeonggi Province governor and her alleged defamatory and false tweets, to the public prosecution on Monday.
The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency forwarded the case to a public prosecutor's office after it concluded that the governor's wife is the owner of a Twitter account that repeatedly spread false information and defamatory remarks in some 40,000 tweets for the past seven months.
Kim Hye-gyeong, who police viewed to be the owner of the most talked-about Twitter account in South Korea "Haegyeonggung Ms. Kim," has been accused of spreading false information and defamation and slander against political rivals of her husband, Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung.
In April, Kim tweeted that Jeon Hae-cheol, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, who announced a run for a Gyeonggi governor race, joined hands with a ruling opposition party. Jeon reported false tweets to the national election committee.
Jeon withdrew his complaint last month, but some 3,000 citizens and a lawyer made another official complaint to the police for an investigation.
Lee hit back at the police accusations on Monday.
"Evidence suggests that the Twitter account is not my wife's," he said to reporters at the Office of Gyeonggi Province.
"I hope authorities don't bring my wife and my family into this fight," he said.
Lee has denied that his wife owned any Twitter account and never made defamatory tweets.