Kim Yong Gun, a veteran actor of Okay-Dramas, faces one of many largest scandals of his profession, after his 76 years was sued by his ex-partner, a lady of 36 years, who accuses him of coercion in order that abort the newborn that waits.
Based on info leaked by Dispatch, cited by The Straits Occasions; The actor met the present applicant -with a reserved identity- in a celebration in 2008, at a celebration to have fun the top of a drama (in that yr he participated in “Temptation of Wife” and “When It’s At Night” for SBS, and Mother Has Grown Horns for KBS2). The actor was 62 and the girl was 23.
The couple began a relationship that lasted 13 years, with out the media discovering out. Nevertheless, final March the younger bride knowledgeable him that she was pregnant, one thing that apparently he wouldn’t have taken properly since he has two kids from his first marriage: the additionally actor Ha Jung Woo (43 years previous) and Cha Hyun Woo (41).
The girl filed a lawsuit on July 24, accusing the actor of coerce her to abort.
Kim Yong Gun breaks silence on lawsuit
The actor responded to the Dispatch report on August 2, the place he admitted that resulting from his superior age, he was not completely satisfied in regards to the being pregnant and that as an alternative of being completely satisfied he would have expressed phrases that had been misinterpreted.
“At the beginning of April 2021, I heard from the other party that I was four weeks pregnant. Because we had neither promised nor planned a future together, at first I was more surprised and worried than happy“, Admitted the actor, in statements cited by Occasions of India.
Nevertheless, he thanked his ex-partner for “give warmth to a home that had become an empty nest”, As a result of their kids are older.
“I could not discuss this example with anybody, and I solely complained in regards to the state of affairs I used to be in to the opposite social gathering, telling them that I could not give beginning to the kid and that it was unrealistic. I attempted to beg I attempted to complain and I attempted to get mad. However however, the opposite social gathering emphasised that the life (of the kid) was valuable, and on Could 21, 2021, he informed me to talk solely to his lawyer and lower off contact with me. “
Later in his in depth writing, the actor burdened that regardless of caring in regards to the response of his kids, when telling them in regards to the being pregnant, these they gave him their blessing and so they agreed through which the arrival of a brand new life is all the time a pleasure. Nevertheless, each they’ve refused to offer statements to the media, contemplating that the non-public lifetime of his father solely issues him.
For its half, Kim Yong Gun regrets that his ex-partner resorted to the authorized routel -this forces the courts to find out their situation-, as a result of that signifies that in some unspecified time in the future the kid might discover out about the issue from their dad and mom. The beginning is anticipated to happen subsequent November.
Is abortion authorized in South Korea?
It must be famous that since final January, South Korea decriminalized abortion, based on the constitutional reform amended in April 2019 that ends the ban. The penalty for interventions was a most of two years, however the nation by no means introduced any physician or lady to trial for this observe, which it used to cut back the excessive fertility charges of the 70’s and eight’s.
It was additionally a recurring observe amongst households due to gender – for a time it was forbidden for medical doctors to disclose the intercourse of the newborn – and to keep away from “dishonor” in instances of single moms.
At the moment, self-induced abortion is the one one which receives from fines to imprisonment.