TV Personality & Actress Amy Deported From South Korea
thekatsmeow, April 20, 2015, 9:46 a.m.
On April 16th, Judge Park Joon Suk ordered that actress and TV personality Amy be deported from South Korea. After consistently running into issues with the law, earning her several sentences such as her eight-month stint in prison plus two years of probation for illegal use of 'Propofol', the actress was given a mandatory expulsion notice by the Seoul Immigration Office.
It was revealed that prior to her expulsion, the TV personality had submitted a 'stay of execution' to the Seoul Administrative Court, but was denied by Judge Park Joon Suk. In accordance with immigration law and decree, Amy was sentenced to deportation on the grounds of breaking the law as a foreigner. The immigration law also states that a foreigner may be prohibited from re-entering the country if they become a concern for drug addiction and a danger to the public. Having broken the law several times with her constant drug abuse, including her charges for use of the psychotropic drug 'Zolpidem' last June and abuse of 'Propofol' in November of 2012, the Seoul Immigration Office finally requested for Amy's deportation.
On April 20th, Amy's lawyer released an official statement, deeming her expulsion an "excessive sanction", protesting that the request violates the "Principle of Proportionality" in Article 37 Section 2 of the Korean Constitution. Amy's lawyer further requested that the charge be retracted.
The actress has kept busy with the press, commenting to Ilgan Sports that she had been reflecting on her behavior and actions, and had been trying to turn over a new leaf since the deportation order. Despite having been granted permission to remain in Korea with her family last September after being charged for use of 'Zolpidem', the court has decided to retract their order and instead have Amy deported from the country. Amy has mentioned that she has tried her best to have the court retract their request, and has even offered to forgo her American citizenship. However, despite Amy's constant protests of the severity of her punishment and concern that she has no one in the U.S. to assist her with her health issues, the court seems to be grounded in their decision.