Seo keeps lawsuit of E alive, despite her wishes

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Seo keeps lawsuit of E alive, despite her wishes

Although actress E Jiah dropped a lawsuit seeking 5.5 billion won ($5.1 million) in alimony and division of property from her ex-husband, Seo Taiji, the rock star said he won’t accept her withdrawal and will keep going on with the suit.

“When it comes to the lawsuit that E Jiah filed and withdrew by herself without any notice to her ex-husband, Seo thought that some unspecified facts needs to be clarified by a ruling,” Seo’s agency official said on Tuesday. “He submitted a letter to the Seoul Family Court that he disagrees with her withdrawal of the lawsuit.”

According to the court, the lawsuit would have been dropped by Friday if Seo didn’t respond to his ex-wife’s withdrawal or agree with her decision.

The 33-year-old actress withdrew the lawsuit on April 30, eight days after the daily SportsSeoul reported that she secretly married Seo, 38, in 1997 in the United States and kept it from her fans.

E said she filed for divorce in 2006 and the divorce was granted in 2009, but E was still trying to seek alimony and property division. But Seo has said that divorce was completely settled in 2006.

Surprised by the quiet and reclusive rock star’s response, which drew public attention to his private life once again, entertainment officials say Seo seems to want to resolve certain things related to his ex-wife.

The suit on the property division case will be heard on May 23.


By Kim Hee-jin [heejin@joongang.co.kr]


한글 관련 기사 [중앙일보]

서태지 측 “이지아와 소송 계속할 것”

소송 취하 반대서류 법원 제출
법적 판결 받아 관계 마무리 의지

서태지가 이지아의 ‘위자료 및 재산분할 청구 소송’ 취하를 받아들이지 않겠다는 입장을 17일 밝혔다. 서태지의 소속사인 서태지컴퍼니는 이날 “이번 소송이 향후 재발할 가능성을 배제할 수 없고 사실 확인 또한 필요하다고 판단해 법원의 판결을 받기 위해 오늘 서울가정법원에 부동의서를 제출했다”고 사유를 말했다. 서태지가 법적인 판결을 통해 이지아와의 관계를 완벽하게 마무리 짓겠다는 의지를 보임에 따라 앞으로 두 사람 간의 법적 공방은 계속될 전망이다. 재판부는 23일 오후 3시 변론 준비기일을 열어 양측의 입장을 확인할 예정이다. 이번 소송은 서태지가 이지아의 소 취하에 동의하거나 2주 동안 특별히 대응하지 않으면 소 취하가 성립되는 것이었다.

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