After a long, drawn-out court battle with their private life being bandied about and analyzed by the public, the civil case of Kim Hyun Joong vs. his ex-girlfriend (Ms. Choi) is finally over!
The verdict has just been announced and Korean websites and media outlets are buzzing with the news. Mr. Kim has been found innocent of the charges of assault and abuse (this was the civil case, the criminal case is still ongoing).
The famous singer and actor admitted that one of their fights had gotten physical before, but he continuously denied her charges of actual assault and abuse that led to miscarriages. Through it all, Ms. Choi has maintained her claims and has released private conversations and “proof” to the public that she was telling the truth. She said that she had been pregnant and miscarried due to his physical abuse, that she had gone to the hospital as a result of the abuse, etc. Due to all this, she was seeking 1.6 billion won (1.4 million USD) in damages.
After an extensive investigation and long court process however, the court has ruled that Mr. Kim is innocent of the charges Ms. Choi laid against him. Not only that but she has been ordered to pay a fine of 100 million won (around 92,ooo USD) for making false charges and defamation. The judge spoke on the topic and said that Ms. Choi had no proof or evidence to support her claims. He said she had no evidence of miscarriages either and no records at hospitals or medical centers concerning the alleged abuse.
As a result, Kim Hyun Joong fans are very happy today- saying they knew he was innocent and that they would always stick with him no matter what. One fan said, “KHJ finally has justice. All Henecia (his fandom) knew he was innocent of all charges.”
This was the civil case for Kim Hyun Joong vs. Ms. Choi, but the verdict was a very important one for the singer. The criminal case is ongoing and we will bring you more details of that later.
Can you believe that the court ruled in favor of Kim Hyun Joong? Are you surprised that they decided she had made false charges and had no evidence to back up her claims? What do you think of the verdict? Let us know in the comment section below.