[TALK OF THE TOWN]Legal wrangling follows in the wake of Choi Jin-sil’s suicide

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[TALK OF THE TOWN]Legal wrangling follows in the wake of Choi Jin-sil’s suicide


More than a month has passed since the death of actress Choi Jin-sil but tongues are still wagging.

Former pro baseball player Cho Sung-min (right), whom Choi married in 2002 and divorced in 2004, has been demanding that his parental and property rights be reinstated. Cho gave up custodial rights for his kids after he got divorced.

Some activists, mostly female, are mad. Actresses Sohn Sook and Kim Bu-seon, TV host and single mom Heo Soo-kyung plus actor Kwon Hae-hyo and Lee Jung-hee of the Democratic Labor Party held a press conference yesterday at the Press Center, opposing the current parental rights law. The present law states that when a parent gives up his or her parental rights after a divorce, he or she can regain those rights should the other parent die.

Meanwhile, there’s a rumor circulating online that Cho has married the actress Woo Yeon-hee. Woo has rejected this claim and asked the police to investigate who spread the Internet rumor.

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