Kim Hyun Joong and Ms. Choi's Battle Continues to Rage On

bearly-moving, Aug. 7, 2015, 11:12 a.m.

Kim Hyun Joong and Ms. Choi’s legal battle does not seem to be resolved anytime soon. Ms. Choi has sued Kim Hyun Joong and his lawyer, Lee Jae Man, for libel and defamation.

In addition, Choi’s legal representative said, “Through the suspects' biased assertions which were revealed through the media, the general public's sentiment recognizes my client (Ms. Choi) as a 'gold-digger' and 'blackmailer,' and [Kim Hyun Joong] even finished filing criminal charges against my client for suspicions of blackmail, fraud, and the like on July 23 of last year. On top of this, [Kim Hyun Joong's side] has continuously lied about concerns that my client will flee overseas and how she is hiding something, killing her reputation, doing as they please, and provoking the temporary interest of the public and raising distrust in the lawsuit."

He goes on to say, "The suspects have continuously imparted great emotional shock and stress to my client, which may cause her to experience a difficult delivery [of childbirth]. My client has resided at Songpa's Bangi-dong for near thirty years and there is no concern whatsoever that she will flee the country. She has only conducted a single interview thus far to explain her side of the story. There weren't any protection of influence, [manipulation] from behind the scenes, and no exchanging of money."

Choi’s representative says that Kim Hyun Joong is enlisted in the army, and this may be used to the advantage of Kim. He adds by saying, “we need to know whether Kim Hyun Joong relayed the truth to his lawyer Lee Jae Man, whether they gained the rights to a criminal and civil suits through an indiscriminate interview, and investigate whether the suspects conspired the criminal acts of libel defamation, which led us to sue them."

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