Well, thank goodness for justice (for once?).
The court has ruled that that actress Shin Eun-kyung (Bad Couple, Mom’s Dead Upset) is not liable for her ex-husband’s debts.
Shin Eun-kyung had been married for three years to an entertainment company CEO, Kim Jung-soo. However, perhaps due to business troubles, Kim used Shin’s registered seal (which is legally binding) without her permission to secure loans for his business, which failed. She filed for divorce in 2007, but was saddled with her husband’s debts, which numbered in the hundreds of millions of won.
In November, Shin sued Kim for forgery of private documents. In a separate case, she had been sued by the company from whom Kim had taken a loan. But on December 28, Shin was absolved of responsibility for Kim’s debt to KM Culture, which amounted to 290 million won (about $218,000). The judge ruled that although Shin’s seal is on the loan contract, Shin had not seen any of the money loaned, had not authorized her seal’s use, and is therefore not responsible for the debt.
Via Star News