Court rules for trot singer
Trot singer Jang Yoon-jung won a lawsuit against her younger brother, according to the Seoul Central District Court on Friday.
The court decided partially in favor of the 35-year-old and ordered her brother to repay his sister 320 million won ($283,000). He was ordered to begin repayments on Saturday, paying 20 percent of the annual interest rate until all the money is reimbursed.
Jang filed a lawsuit against her brother in March for failing to repay her 320 million won out of 500 million won that he borrowed.
The plaintiff’s mother has been keeping Jang’s income, and out of around 8 billion won that she accumulated, the singer lent her brother 500 million won. The defendant has argued that he repaid the money required and that the remainder belongs to their mother.
Previously, the trot singer’s mother filed a suit against Jang’s former talent agency for not repaying 700 million won of the money Jang earned, which she claims to have lent the company. In the end, the court ruled against her.
By Jin Min-ji