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Ryu fined for abusing wife

Actor Ryu Si-won has been ordered to pay 7 million won ($6,450) for using violence against his estranged wife and blackmailing her, said Seoul Central District Court yesterday.

In the ruling, Judge Lee Sung-yong found Ryu guilty of all charges against him, including installing a GPS tracker on his wife’s car in May 2011.

“In the submitted records, the sound of skin-on-skin contact can clearly by heard, and the wife’s voice sounded intimidated in the conversation afterward,” said Lee.

“Even though the intensity was light, it is determined that [Ryu] used violence against the wife.”

Lee also stated that Ryu’s comments may have constituted a threat to his wife.

Ryu and his wife were married in 2010 and are currently involved in a divorce suit.

By Lee Sun-min
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