Kim Hyun Joong’s Ex-Girlfriend To Have Given Birth
kpride, Sept. 10, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
According to a recent report by Dispatch, the ex-girlfriend of Kim Hyun Joong has given birth. Her lawyer Sun Jong Moon told Dispatch over the phone, "Ms. Choi already gave birth at hospital 'B' early this month." It's said both the mother and the baby are in good health and Ms. Choi has already been discharged from the hospital and is recuperating.
When asked why this was belatedly revealed, her lawyer responded, "Due to the public interest, we couldn't say anything while she was in the hospital. We hope for your understanding." Choi's acquaintance also told SBS Fun E, "She gave birth last week. With reporters even coming to the hospital asking for interviews and due to the excessive public interest, we couldn't reveal the news of the birth before."
Ms. Choi is currently said to be preparing a paternity suit against Kim Hyun Joong. "After the mother and the baby have recuperated, we will distinguish the truth of the matter," her lawyer added.
Kim Hyun Joong, is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501. Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 Korean drama Boys Over Flowers, and as Baek Seung-jo in Playful Kiss, for which he received the Popularity Awards at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards for the former and at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 for the latter.
In February 2015, Kim's girlfriend was reported to be pregnant with his child. Kim stated that he would take full responsibility if his girlfriend was found pregnant.His agency later reported that his girlfriend cannot be contacted even before the issue came out, thus, they cannot confirm if the pregnancy was true.On May 3 it was reported that Kim's girlfriend had filed a mass Psychological injury lawsuit against more than 100 netizens for posting malicious comments about them during their scandal.
On the same day, it was reported that Kim was being sued by his former girlfriend as well, for a sum of $1.48 million for the mental damages from her relations with the Kim. On the following day, Kim was reported that he is going to be enlisted on May 12. Kim's lawyer said the case will not influence his attendance in the military as civil suit can go on without the concerned party, with a substitute. When the DNA checks out that he is the real father then he's going to take responsibility. His lawyer also stated that they would not settle with Kim's ex-girlfriend this time. On June 3, 2015, at pre-trial proceedings, Kim's ex-girlfriend did not provide any medical evidence to prove her pregnancy.
On August 21, 2014 reports surfaced that a young woman claiming to be Kim's girlfriend had filed domestic violence charges against him claiming he assaulted her causing a fractured rib. He was then investigated by the police, but the investigation eventually stopped after his girlfriend dropped her charges against him and claimed she did that out of love without any financial settlement. Kim Hyun Joong's lawyer later in 2015 revealed that his ex-girlfriend demanded a settlement of 600 Million Korean Won from Kim in order for her to drop the charges and Kim did pay her.
He was later fined 5 million won by the Seoul Prosecutor's office after Kim claimed that they had a mutual physical fight once, but three of the four charges were dropped as they were unable to be directly linked to Kim. Kim Hyun Joong's lawyer later re-opened the assault case and requested evidence from hospitals, it showed that the injury Kim's ex-girlfriend (Choi) claimed and showed medical certificate for were actually caused by working out in gym. Kim has officially counter-sued Choi for defamation