The famous celebrity’s argument was not accepted in court.
On July 18, the Busan District Court in South Korea ordered actress Ha Na-gyeong (39), who was being sued for damages for adultery, to pay 15 million won ($1.5 million). Nagyeong met Mr. A, a man with a wife, at a party in Busan in December 2009, and became intimate with him in January of the following year. They had a sexual relationship, and Mr. A’s wife, Mrs. B, sued him.
Before I give an overview of the troubles, I would like to look back on Nagyong’s career.
Nagyong’s debut as an actress was in the drama “Betsuranken,” which aired in ’05. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films such as “A House with a Beautiful View,” “Touch by Touch,” “At First Everyone Is So,” and dramas such as “President” and “Fuyogak no Onna-tachi. She is also famous for her bold and revealing performances, and is quite a well-known actress in Korea” (Korean newspaper reporter).
The fact that such a famous actress was having an affair with Mr. A, a married man, is quite a shock.
She is the best woman I have ever met.
The relationship between Nagyeong and Mr. A ended after about five months, but they were quite close, including a trip to Vietnam. During their relationship, Nagyong became pregnant with Mr. A’s child, and Mr. A tried to divorce Ms. B, but she refused and the marriage continued, so she and Nagyong became estranged.
After leaving Mr. A, Nagyeong contacted Ms. B and told her the following facts: that she had been in a relationship with Mr. A; that she did not know that Mr. A was married; that she had gotten pregnant and had an abortion; and that she was not aware that Mr. A was married. She became pregnant and underwent an abortion surgery. ……
At first glance, it would appear that Nagyong is the victim, but in fact that is not the case.
I’ve O✕ed you two or three times a day and you told me I’m the best woman you’ve ever met. He said he had not had sexual relations with you recently. （Since (Mr. A) got me pregnant, it’s not humanly reasonable for you to take responsibility for the process. If you can’t manage your husband, then do it now!
Depending on how you listen to the message, it could be taken as a demand for money to pay for the abortion. If the message is genuine, Nagyong’s attitude could be described as quite arrogant. Nagyong’s side accused Ms. B in court, saying, “If I had not confessed, Ms. B would not have been able to get an abortion.
If I had not confessed, Mrs. B would not have known about [her husband’s] affair. But she blames me, the victim, for everything.
The court did not listen to Nagyong’s argument.
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