Plastic Surgery Clinic Faces Lawsuit for Unlawful Use of Jang Dong Gun, Song Hye Kyo and Other Top Stars' Images

A plastic surgery clinic in Gangnam faces a lawsuit for the unauthorized use of images of top stars like Jang Dong Gun, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Nam Gil, BoA, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica and Tiffany.

According to news reports in local news agencies, the plastic surgery clinic finds itself in legal battle after violating the right of publicity of the mentioned domestic top stars.

Further reports said Jang Dong Gun and the six other celebrities named are to be paid 120 million won (around 1.2 million USD) as damages, stated in the claim filed with the Seoul Central District Court.

“The plastic surgery clinic was found to be operating a blog and circulating these artists’ images on the Internet to promote the hospital without their consent or permission, thus is an infringement of these celebrities’ rights,” reports quoted from the statement.

Similar cases were reported to have been filed in December, infringing upon the rights of Lee Byung Hun, the Wonder Girls and Girls’ Generation.

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