Read Koreaboo‘s synopsis of We Want To Know The Truth‘s episode in the ‘Feces Professor’ documentary.
Earlier we made two synopsis of points from Lee Jung Hee‘s doumentary by We Want To Know The Truth.
The program has been notoriously known for revealing truths of poor victims and looking into stories that interest the public.
First episode: Synopsis of Lee Jung Hee’s first episode
Second episode: Synopsis of Lee Jung Hee’s second episode
This week, the program We Want To Know The Truth looked into the ‘Feces Professor’ who has been charged with torture and other various assaults including battery and even forcing his worker to eat human feces and urine. Three other workers were also revealed to have taken part in these actions against the victim identified as Kang. The professor was originally identified as Jang with three other workers not having been identified. But because of professor Jang’s notorious reputation and his influence in the fashion design industry, the netizens discovered the true identity of all four suspects.
The professor Jang Ho Hyun is a design professor who has received various awards from the industry and the president of Korea. He is also the president of Korea’s Digital Design Association which has over 3,000 members.
The story has hit main stream media after reports emerged that the professor Jang and three other suspects forcefully fed urine and feces to victim Jang. The three other suspects are revealed to be chief Kim Kwang Min, chief Esther Jung and manager Jang Tae Jin.
– Jang Ho Hyun, a professor with 15 years of teaching experience and holds the president position of Korea’s Digital Design Association, also had a small business in an apartment room
– Professor Jang Ho Hyun hired 3 males and 1 female to work at the office
– The 3 male workers including victim Kang lived at the office and worked there
– Professor Jang watched victim Kang through the live stream webcam on his computer
– Professor Jang instructed his workers Kim Kwang Min, Esther Jung and Jang Tae Jin to assault victim Kang when he wasn’t there
– Victim Kang visited the hostpial multiple times with severe injuries to his leg and ear having to almost amputate
– For almost 3 years, the 4 suspects assaulted and tortured victim Kang
– Kang decided to collect some evidence after deciding to plan a escape
– After escaping, the four tried to look for him by searching in places that he might be
– The 4 suspects are currently awaiting trial with 3 suspects are held in a detention facility while Esther Jung is free
– Suspects Esther Jung and Jang Ho Hyun are also charged with embezzlement of money
– Netizens seek greater justice especially towards Esther Jung and Jang Ho Hyun
‘Feces Professor Jang Ho Hyun (Esther Jung in the back)
Suspect 1: Professor Jang Ho Hyun
Suspect 2: Chief Kim Kwang Min
Suspect 3: Chief Esther Jung
Suspect 4: Manager Jang Tae Jin
Here is the summary of victim Kang’s story being assaulted by ‘feces professor’ Jang Ho Hyun and his three workers.
Victim Kang visited the hospital multiple times to treat his wounds. He almost had to amputate his legs after the doctors claimed that the infection was almost untreatable.
After receiving countless assault to his ear, the doctors also worried that victim Kang would not be able to hear anymore.
In this building, the professor Jang Ho Hyun operated his business with 3 male workers including victim Kang and a female worker.
Everyday, professor Jang Ho Hyun would verbally abuse him when he wasn’t at the office.
Professor Jang: “You mother f**ker, do you want to die again today?”
Professor Jang: “You’re pissing me off, let’s start the day with a bowl full of beating”
Professor Jang: “Manager Jang and Chief Kim, watch the webcam and hit him with 5 back slaps and 3 face slaps whenever it looks like he wants to sleep”
Professor Jang: “If you don’t want to eat gas again today, you better be disciplined”
The three suspects Kim Kwang Min, Esther Jung and Jang Tae Jin, who also worked with victim Kang, initially carried on instructions given by professor Jang. But as time progressed, they started to carry on these assaults and torture by themselves.
Victim Kang: “I couldn’t handle anymore. What if I died there”
Victim Kang: “I think I could have truthfully died there”
Professor Jang Ho Hyun has a high reputation in Korea’s design world. He has 15 years of experience teaching and holds a great power in the industry.
He also received many awards including the president’s award regarding his role in the industry. He is also the president of Korea’s Digital Design Association which has over 3,000 members.
Professor Jang Ho Hyun installed an app on his cellphone that could see through victim Kang’s webcam 24/7. Whenever he wasn’t by his desk, he would message him and give him warning at all times. Through this video, other coworkers are seen constantly beating victim Kang. But for the sake of victim Kang, many of the video footages were used as evidence to prove his case.
Professor Jang: “I’m going to kill you. Are you messing up the business again.”
Professor Jang: “You’re trying to piss me off huh”
Professor Jang: “You’re constantly wasting time and not doing anything”
Professor Jang: “(instructs his employees) 5 slaps to the face. Right in front of the camera”
Victim Kang explained that he ate urine over 30 times over the course of 3 years and ate feces about 10 to 15 times.
Over many messages, professor Jang threatened victim Kang of ‘eating gas.’ This is known as horseradish or wasabia japonica, used in a spray similar to pepper spray.
He explained that they tied him down first so he couldn’t move.
Translation: “Because I was freaking out and was in pain, they tied my hands and feet together”
Translation: “They also put something in my mouth because I would scream”
After they put a bag over his head, they would spray the gas inside the bag for him to suffer.
Here is an interview with the CEO of the company that makes the spray.
CEO Park: “Our spray is 8 times stronger than capsaicin.”
CEO Park: “(To do something like that) is basically like murder. It can only be explained that those actions were done to kill someone.”
The producers of We Want To Know The Truth looked for other victims who may have seen or experienced these sides of professor Jang Ho Hyun. Although many have called, they did not want to meet in person for an interview. After days of searching, the producers got a sit-down interview with a former employee of professor Jang Ho Hyun.
Former employee Kim: “This incident happened when I was trying to quit the design office”
“He held up an ashtray that was made in glass”
“He said he knew I was going to quit soon and hit me once lightly and slammed my head (with the ashtray)”
“After hitting, he continued to talk… even when blood was gushing out”
Other former employees also stood up to state that he had past violent behaviors but did not expect to the extent of what happened to victim Kang.
After collecting enough evidence, victim Kang planned his escape.
After running, he found refuge at his friend’s house in order to prepare a lawsuit against professor Jang and three of his coworkers. The day that he ran, all four of suspects were out looking for him out in the streets even searching his home and places that he goes often.
In order to hide his trail because he was scared that victim Kang would call the police, professor Jang Ho Hyun and three other suspects destroyed their cellphones. Professor Jang Ho Hyun also made a phone call to victim Kang’s mother to say that he was worried that victim Kang disappeared and was looking for him despite his business was put to a halt.
Professor Jang Ho Hyun:“You know my primary goal is to do what is best for Kang. I’m a father of kids too and all I want is the best for him”
The psychologists explained how this situation became so extreme with victim Kang being forced to eat gas, urine and feces.
Psychologist: “Through watching other people go through physical and mental pain despite how extreme his instructions were,”
“it is a high possibility that (professor Jang) felt a great satisfaction.”
Another psychologist also explained why victim Kang went through all this despite the extremity.
“His employees start getting brain-washed”
“Professor Jang Ho Hyun is seen as someone who can help someone become successful and give a promising future to”
“It basically means that professor Jang had the power and weapon against these unexperienced student workers (to tell them whatever to do)”
Professor Jang Ho Hyun and employee Esther Jung are charged with more than torture and assault. The two have been reported to have stolen money from the company and a organization professor Jang is operating. And although many people who knew of professor Jang’s power have called in to inform the producers of We Want To Know The Truth, they have refused to have a sit down interview. They explained that although professor Jang Ho Hyun is detained in the detention center and is awaiting trial, he has enough influence and money to get out of his charges. They explained that they were afraid of what would happen if professor Jang Ho Hyun was to be free again.
The episode ended with the host explaining that justice needs to be served again these four suspects for their cruelty and inhumane acts.