Singer Kim Tae-woo files defamation suit
Kim Tae-woo, a member of the now-defunct K-pop boy group g.o.d, sued a fan for spreading false information and defaming him and his family.
Kim’s management agency, Soul Shop Entertainment, said the celebrity has filed three complaints since last July against a malicious fan and requested the authorities to find where the rumors initially began.
“Kim and his family actively avoided such malicious acts but decided to file a lawsuit as the severity of the rumors became extreme,” the agency said.
Slanderous online rumors alleged that Kim’s wife faked her pregnancy to eventually marry the singer.
Kim reportedly has categorically denied the possibility of offering settlements and expressed his wish to have 10 suspects be penalized as the related law demands.
BY JEONG BYUNG-KI
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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