Shortly following the recent reports regarding Kim Hyun Joong and his now-impending fatherhood, news outlet Dispatch released a timeline of events, providing an at-a-glance progression of events, from the meeting of Kim Hyun Joong and his girlfriend, the instances of violence and the ensuing lawsuit, the make-up, all the way to the pregnancy.
Read Dispatch’s summary below:
April 2012: Kim Hyun Joong and “A” are introduced via a mutual acquaintance.
January 2014: Kim Hyun Joong stars in drama “Age of Feeling”
May 30 and July 12, 2014: Kim Hyun Joong assaults his girlfriend “A.” The first instance results in a two-week recovery, and the second instance in six weeks, as a result of broken ribs.
August 2, 2014: “A” submits a complaint to the police along with medical records and photos as evidence, claiming habitual violence.
Kim Hyun Joong denies the claim through his agency. He acknowledges the first instance of violence, but says the broken ribs were a result of playing around.
September 2, 2014: Kim Hyun Joong is called to the police station as a suspect. He admits to only one of the four instances claimed by his girlfriend, and denies that the violence is habitual.
September 15, 2014: Kim Hyun Joong releases a letter of apology through his official website.
September 17, 2014: “A” drops the charges. Her legal rep says Kim Hyun Joong personally sought her out and made a sincere apology.
September 29, 2014: Kim Hyun Joong’s admitted case of assault is forwarded to prosecution.
October 2014: Kim Hyun Joong stays in contact with “A” during investigation.
November 2014: Kim Hyun Joong prepares a surprise event for “A” on her birthday
Kim Hyun Joong and “A” get back together.
December 2014: Kim Hyun Joong and “A” go to Jeju Island for a Christmas vacation.
“A” becomes pregnant
December 29, 2014: Kim Hyun Joong and “A” are both summoned for questioning.
January 2015: Kim Hyun Joong and “A” find out about pregnancy.
February 21, 2015: After the end of his Japanese fan meeting on February 21, which followed Japanese promotions for the singer, he returns to Korea via Gimpo Airport.
For the future, the report states that Kim Hyun Joong has his enlistment coming up sometime in the first half of this year, and that the involved families are in discussion about how to care for the coming baby.