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Comedian and director Shim Hyung-rae’s company Younggu Art is facing a lawsuit filed by former employees, a government legal body revealed yesterday.

According to Korea Legal Aid Corporation, 43 former employees of Younggu Art have sued Shim’s company for unpaid wages and severance payments worth 891.53 million won ($777,000). The lawsuit was filed in the Seoul Southern District Court.

The employees also filed a dividend request from sales of Younggu Art’s properties. The building and land of Younggu Art are currently set for auction by the collateral security holder of Shim’s company.

The estimated value of those properties is 3.7 billion won and the first auction deadline is set for next Monday.

The 43 former employees of Younggu Art have previously submitted a petition to the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Aug. 1, asking for unpaid wages. The ministry brought Shim in for questioning on Aug. 19.

Meanwhile, Shim, who is the director of “D-War” (2007) and “The Last Godfather” (2010), is also under investigation by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for remodeling and manufacturing illegal guns. Police said there could be a separate embezzlement investigation next.


한글 관련 기사 [뉴시스]

심형래, 영구아트 체불임금 8억9000만원 피소

심형래씨의 (주)영구아트가 전(前) 직원 43명으로부터 체불임금 지불 소송을 당했다.

23일 대한법률구조공단 등에 따르면 김모씨 등 영구아트 전 직원 43명이 서울남부지법에 영구아트를 상대로 밀린 임금과 퇴직금 등 8억9천여만원을 청구하는 소송을 냈다.

이들은 또 임의경매 절차에 들어간 서울 강서구 오곡동 소재 영구아트 본사의 토지와 건물에 대해서도 배당요구신청서를 제출했다.

대지 6827㎡에 건물면적 1655㎡인 이 사옥의 감정가는 37억1646만원이다.

직원들은 경매 취하와 소유권 이전 등 경우에 대비해 부동산가압류신청도 제기한 상태인 것으로 알려졌다.

앞서 지난달 26일 서울중앙지법은 심씨의 도곡동 타워팰리스 아파트와 압구정동 현대아파트에 대해 경매개시결정을 내린 바 있다.
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