Septuagenarians fined for scene made at Rain's house
An elderly couple who visited Rain’s house and made a fuss about recovering money they claim the singer’s father borrowed from them from over 20 years ago received a fine, according to Seoul Western District Court on Wednesday.
According to local reports, the couple visited the celebrity’s home in February and made a scene, claiming that Rain’s father had purchased rice on credit from their rice market in Yongsan District, central Seoul, more than 20 years ago, but never came back to pay the money.
The Seoul Western District Court fined the husband, aged 79. and his wife, aged 72, each 700,000 won ($640) for an act of violence.
According to local press reports, the couple visited Rain’s home, where Rain’s father is also known to reside, and yelled out, “Pay the money for the rice.” The aggrieved couple smashed a lock, reportedly worth 200,000 won, and walked onto the front lawn.
The couple has made the accusations before, posting about the debt online.
They claimed that Rain’s parents, who used to run a tteok (rice cake) shop, ran up a 25-million-won tab but never settled their account. The couple filed a civil suit against Rain’s father last September, but lost.
Rain, also known as Jung Ji-hoon, filed for a restraining order in February, which was issued in April.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [firstname.lastname@example.org]