Once these [South Korean] women were there, they couldn't get out easily. They were raped continuously - raped by the manager. Anything the bar owner deemed necessary for a woman to attract [American] GIs to sell sex - make-up, clothing, some decoration in their hut rooms - was rented out to the women. If the women were ill or if they needed assistance to pay for a funeral for a family member, they would borrow from the bar owner. All of these expenses became part of their debt and unless you paid off this debt you couldn't leave.
November 27, 2014, ,