The court battle between Kim Hyun Joong and his ex-girlfriend, only known as Ms. Choi to the public, is nearing as both sides prep for the hearings ahead.
On June 3rd, SBS‘s Midnight TV Entertainment covered the ongoing legal battle between the former couple.
Choi is currently suing Kim Hyun Joong for 1.6 billion won as compensation for her psychological stress that she supposedly suffered after getting beaten by the artist which resulted in her miscarriage last year.
However, Kim Hyun Joong’s representatives and lawyers have stated on June 3rd, “If you look at the medical documents submitted by Ms. Choi, there is nothing about a positive pregnancy. What is written is that there is no evidence of pregnancy. Ms. Choi’s side submitted the text messages between her and Kim Hyun Joong as proof.”
They continued, “Choi claimed that she was pregnant in mid-May and was assaulted on the 30th. She went for an x-ray on the 31st and it is very hard to believe that a pregnant woman would go for an x-ray that could be very negative for the baby.”
Furthermore on the x-rays that showed her bone fractures from the assault she allegedly suffered multiple times last year, they note, “She said the bone fractured occurred on July 21st but the x-rays were taken on August 18th. But for her to submit this as evidence of assault, she would have taken the x-rays right away, otherwise this can be seen as something else happened afterwards that caused the fracture. The x-rays proves she was injured but not that she was injured as a result of Kim Hyun Joong.”
“If there was an assault to her abdomen, then there should be photos of her abdomen, but we’ve only seen photos of her shoulders and arms. At the time, Kim Hyun Joong was scared because of her threats to expose this to the media to check these things so he just gave her settlement money. 600 million won is a ridiculous amount of money for settlement. With this lawsuit, we will check again all the facts of the past assault.”
Not only is Choi’s first pregnancy in question but so is the current one.
“Kim Hyun Joong and Choi have been broken up since December 20th of last year. Then on January 3rd, Choi told Kim Hyun Joong she was pregnant. We verified with gynecology specialists that you cannot confirm a pregnancy 12-13 into a pregnancy with an over-the-counter pregnancy test. It can only be confirmed that early through blood tests or an ultrasound, but Choi confirmed she found out through an over-the-counter pregnancy test. We will find out if she was truly pregnant on January 3rd when she informed us by consulting with professionals in the gynecology department. If the pregnancy is confirmed and Kim Hyun Joong turns out to be the father, we are making our position clear that he will take responsibility as the father.”
According to Kim Hyun Joong’s side, Choi went on a bike ride last year on May 23rd to Choonchun and posted about her trip on SNS. However, the artist’s representatives argue that it makes no sense that a pregnant woman would go on such a long bike trip and this trip proves that Choi is lying about her first pregnancy.
They go on to reveal that they are preparing a counter suit against Choi for defamation because due to her suit, she has charred Kim Hyun Joong’s public image by making him out to be a person who causes pregnant women to miscarry by assaulting them.
“We are preparing a counter suit on the grounds of defamation. This suit will be filed by June. It will include the fine of 600 million won she has to pay for breaking the contract of her settlement last year plus the 600 million won she received as settlement, so it will be at least 1.2 billion won not including how much we are figuring out to ask for defamation of Kim Hyun Joong.”
However, Choi’s representatives insists that they can prove their client’s story, saying, “Apart from witnesses and medical records, there are other ways to check for pregnancy and miscarriage. The truth will be revealed in court.”