Kim Hyun Joong Sues His Ex for Blackmail, Defamation, and More + Request to Prohibit Overseas Travel
Singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong, who is currently serving in the army, has officially counter-sued his ex-girlfriend, Ms. Choi. In response, Ms. Choi’s side is also preparing to take more legal action.
According to insiders on July 23, Kim Hyun Joong’s legal reps have filed a petition against Ms. Choi on charges of false accusations, blackmail, defamation, and fraud lawsuit. Furthermore, they have put in a request to prohibit overseas travel to prevent Ms. Choi from leaving the country.
Kim Hyun Joong’s attorney, Lee Jae Man, explained to Star News, “In the midst of the current 1.6 billion KRW (approx. $1,426,000 USD) lawsuit, it has been revealed that the ob-gyn, where Ms. Choi claimed in her petition that she received her pregnancy confirmation and treatment for miscarriage, has never confirmed that diagnosis.”
“Also, we saw a problem with the fact that Ms. Choi went to Hospital A and Hospital B on the same day, stating ‘injury at a gym’ at Hospital A, and ‘physical assault’ at Hospital B for the assault charges of a six-week treatment diagnosis. We have decided to file the lawsuit because these claims appear to be lies.”
On the other hand, Ms. Choi’s attorney has responded, “Not only the defendant (Kim Hyun Joong)’s attorney, but also external sources are saying that Ms. Choi blackmailed him for 600 million KRW (approx. 517,400 USD), but that is clearly defamation. We have never demanded any amount of money. In response to this, we will be countersuing. We will immediately file the petition on July 23.”