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Court: Lee must pay agency

The Supreme Court of Korea ordered actress Lee Mi-sook of the KBS drama “You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin” to pay 120 million won ($107,512) to her former management agency yesterday.

The Contents Media sued Lee, claiming that she breached her four-year contract that she signed in January 2006 by moving to another agency without any consent in January 2009. The Contents Media sought 200 million won in compensation.

The ruling settled Lee’s dispute with the agency. While the lawsuit was ongoing, the actress and the agency were also in hot water over Lee’s previous romantic involvement with a man 17 years her junior when the agency revealed the story. It was presumed that the agency paid a large amount of compensation to a young man to keep him quiet about the secret affair.

By Lee Sun-min

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