Kim Hyun Joong’s Father Speaks Out on Behalf of Son in Baby Drama
Kyung Ho Kim, Dec. 23, 2015, 9:47 a.m.
The real life drama between Kim Hyun Joong and his ex-girlfriend Ms. Choi and their confirmed child is continuing on. Kim Hyun Joong's father appeared on the December 23 episode of 'One Night of TV Entertainment' to discuss the recent developments, in particular the DNA test results and Ms. Choi's lawsuit against Kim Hyun Joong.
Kim Hyun Joong's father told the reporter, "We knew that Kim Hyun Joong is the father. We just never confirmed it. When you give birth to a child, you have to check the DNA. We said we would take responsibility of the child but [Ms. Choi] brought suit against us."
He continued, "If the courts sides with Ms. Choi, then we will have her raise the child. She is requesting 5 million KRW (~$4,261 USD) per month and alimony of 100 million KRW(~$85,225 USD); it's not like we're bargaining using the child."
On the other hand, Kim Choi's lawyer rebutted, "Honestly, what's more important than money when raising a child? We're requesting a reasonable amount."
Kim Hyun Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, 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.
With the expiration of the contract, Kim left DSP Media, who managed him as part of SS501 and joined KeyEast in 2010. He debuted as a solo artist with his Korean mini albums Break Down and Lucky in 2011. He is a member of the charity football team FC MEN as well as a style icon in Korea, having won several icon awards. He is also dubbed one of South Korea's Hallyu stars, representative of South Korea's top entertainers.He enlisted in the army for South Korea's mandatory military service on May 12, 2015 as a border patrol. He will be officially discharged on February 11, 2017.