Kim Hyun Joong’s Side Claims Ex-Girlfriend Has Yet To Provide Sufficient Evidence in Pregnancy
luvsmiling, May 12, 2015, noon
The Kim Hyun Joong saga continues as the star’s side is now laiming that his ex-girlfriend Choi has yet to provide sufficient evidence proving that she indeed had a miscarriage last year or is currently pregnant with his child.
Previously, the star’s ex-girlfriend Choi claimed that she suffered a miscarriage due to abuse from the actor. In response, Kim Hyun Joong’s representative announced that there was no evidence proving that Choi was pregnant and suffered miscarriage.
Kim Hyun Joong’s legal representative Lee Jae Man told media outlet X Sports News on May 12, “The medical report from last May that Choi has submitted says, ‘It is not pregnancy, please come back later.’ Afterwards, it says, ‘It was a natural miscarriage.’ There is no record of the actual pregnancy in between.”
He continued, “She doesn’t have any evidence to prove that she was pregnant. We have requested that she provide us with a diagnosis confirming her pregnancy, but they have not responded to us.”
The lawyer also added, “The only evidence of the pregnancy that they have revealed is the conversation between Choi and Kim Hyun Joong. But even this conversation appears to be fabricated by Choi.”
To settle the previous legal case regarding abuse, Kim Hyun Joong gave Choi 600 million won (approx. US$547,000) on September 16, 2014. Choi withdrew her charges on September 17. Kim Hyun Joong’s lawyer commented, “We suggested 30 million won, but after Choi refused, we ultimately ended up settling for 600 million won.”
He further exposed, “Choi’s side demanded that we would have to compensate another 600 million won if it was revealed that the case was settled financially. But Choi revealed this herself in an interview, that she settled because of her love for Kim Hyun Joong.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s representative continued to explain, “We have always expressed that he will take responsibility, if Choi’s child is indeed his. But Choi is not giving us any proof that it is actually his child. We will be taking further legal steps after confirming the truth in court.”
Of the 1.6 billion won Choi is currently demanding, 1 billion is to compensate for the emotional damage from the miscarriage, and 600 million is for publicizing the settlement from the earlier case. In February, Choi claimed that she was pregnant with the actor’s child, but Kim Hyun Joong’s side has denied this claim.
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.
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