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Singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong wins compensation suit against ex-girlfriend

2016/08/10 15:39

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- A local court on Wednesday ruled in favor of singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong and dismissed a compensation suit filed by his ex-girlfriend after she alleged that she miscarried his son due to physical assault.

The 30-year-old has been locked in a legal battle as his ex-girlfriend, identified only by her surname Choi, filed a suit with the Seoul Central District Court in April last year, seeking 1.6 billion won (US$1.45 million) in compensation.

The plaintiff claimed that she miscarried his child in 2014 after being physically abused by the member of K-pop boy band SS501.

Kim filed a counter suit against Choi, saying she was actually not pregnant and that she spread false rumors about their relationship.

The court dismissed the suit filed by the woman, citing a lack of evidence while ordering her to pay 100 million won to Kim for defamation. It said there is circumstantial evidence to believe that she was not pregnant.

In December, Choi said Kim is the biological father of her son who she gave birth to in September, citing a paternity test conducted at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Kim has said he will take full responsibility of the child.

He has been serving in the military since May last year to fulfill the requirements of all able-bodied South Korean man.

South Korean singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong poses for a photo in Seoul on April 7, 2014. (Yonhap) South Korean singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong poses for a photo in Seoul on April 7, 2014. (Yonhap)

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