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Kim Hyun-joong to receive first verdict in August

Lim Jeong Yeo

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Thu, July 21, 2016  /  05:06 pm
Kim Hyun-joong to receive first verdict in August

Korean pop star Kim Hyun Joong performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 4, 2012. (The Straits Times/Asia News Network/-)

Singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong will receive the first verdict for the case involving his alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend early next month.

Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday concluded hearing from both parties’ legal agents. The court will announce the verdict at 2 p.m. on Aug. 20. 

Kim has been entangled in a number of civil and criminal suits with his ex-girlfriend. She claims that had Kim beaten her, resulting in the miscarriage of a child as she was supposedly pregnant at the time.

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The ex-girlfriend, surnamed Choi, filed a criminal suit against Kim in August 2014, but called it off following an agreement on a settlement of 600 million won ($525,000).

She filed a civil suit against Kim in April 2015, citing the psychological distress he had caused her.

Kim countersued Choi for defamation, contesting the fact that Choi had ever been pregnant.

The court determined the case a “very complicated one” mired by “allegations raised by both sides and their ambiguous relevance with facts.” The court said it will make a decision based on the parties’ defending speeches and the presented evidence.