Kim Ki-duk gained international fame with the 2001 film The Isle, which won awards at Berlin, Venice and Cannes film festivals.
Korean director Kim Ki-duk's rationale behind the animal slaughter in his films: "Hope they can be more sensitive to what is acceptable in different countries."
The fresh allegations against Kim Ki-duk come after his presence at this year's Berlin Film Festival caused controversy following a fine for physically assaulting a different actress.
Berlin Film Festival 2018 slammed for inviting South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, accused of sexual misconduct
A group of more than 100 South Korean civic groups condemned the Berlin film festival for 'indulging' director Kim Ki-duk, who assaulted an actress, despite its support for the #MeToo campaign against abuse of women.