After Pregnancy Issue
The trial didn’t stop after the custody portion. Ms. Choi suddenly announced that she wanted to file a 1.6 KWN lawsuit against Kim Hyun-joong for causing distress during her pregnancies. She stated that Kim Hyun-joong made her miscarriage pregnancies four times before. This scandal didn’t come to an end even after Kim Hyun-joong enlisted in the military, and he wasn’t contacted when his baby was born.
However, after some tiring years fighting with his ex-girlfriend, the accusations against Kim Hyun-joong were turned against her. The East Seoul District Court ruled Choi to be guilty of fraud and defamation of character. She was fined $4,600 to be paid to Kim Hyun-joong which was rather ironic. Her demands were alleviated and she was sued for a prison term of 1 year and 4 months.
The presiding judge stated that Ms. Choi erased some parts of her chat with Kim Hyun-joong to make it look like he hurt her. After the complete chat was restored, the judge decided that there was no evidence of harm. She also provided false information to the court about her miscarriages because she actually was never pregnant before.
Ms. Choi released a sentence of apology in the trial, “I am deeply reflecting on what I did mistakenly, and as a child’s mother, I will become a more mature person.”
After all of this drama, it might be hard for Kim Hyun-joong to build his fame again. Many fans still support him, but there are also many people still bashing him. He later took a lead role in the drama When Time Stopped as a time traveler. Let’s just hope that Kim Hyun-joong will be strong enough to face the criticism and will be appreciated for his hard work in the entertainment industry without judgment for his past.