[Anchor Lead]Prosecutors have summoned those who were put on a cultural blacklist of artists created by the former Lee Myung-bak administration. The victims include many famous celebrities. Meanwhile, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has sued former President Lee Myung-bak for defamation and abuse of power.[Pkg]TV personality Kim Mi-hwa appeared at the prosecutors' office for questioning. She is one of the victims of the National Security Service's blacklist of artists that was created under the former Lee Myung-bak administration.[Soundbite] Kim Mi-hwa(TV Personality) : "If a country's president turns his people into enemies and inspects them illegally, who will trust the president and the government?"The prosecutors questioned Kim about her abrupt decision in 2011 to quit a current affairs radio show that she had hosted for eight years. Earlier, the National Intelligence Service taskforce investigating past irregularities announced that its probe had revealed that the host of an MBC radio show was expelled at former NIS chief Won Sei-hoon's order. Kim says she will press civil and criminal charges against former President Lee Myung-bak. Actress Kim Yeo-jin was also summoned for questioning as a victim of the blacklist. The prosecutors asked her about whether she had sustained any damages because of an obscene photo of her that the NIS fabricated and posted on the Internet. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, for his part, has sued former President Lee Myung-bak for illegal politicking.[Soundbite] Park Won-soon(Seoul Mayor) : "I have decided to file a suit against former President Lee Myung-bak and other involved officials to hold them accountable."Lee Myung-bak denied all the allegations against him by saying that he has nothing to do with them.
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