Ambassador's wife accused of slapping a store assistant in South Korea has claimed diplomatic immunity
- Xiang Xueqiu, the wife of Belgian Ambassador Peter Lescouhier, is accused of slapping a store employee in
- She's claiming diplomatic immunity to avoid charges in the case.
- Lescouhier apologized for his wife in a video shared on Instagram.
The wife of
Xiang Xueqiu, the wife of Ambassador Peter Lescouhier, was apparently seen on security footage shared online slapping an employee at a clothing store in April, CNN reported. Staff had accused Xiang of stealing a jacket, sparking the altercation.
Lescouhier apologized for his wife's actions in a video shared on Instagram, and said she was "cooperating actively with the police."
Seoul Metropolitan Police, however, told CNN that Xiang had exercised diplomatic immunity, which she's entitled to under the Vienna Convention.
Police said prosecution in the case would be dropped because of her immunity.
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