Posts Tagged ‘lawsuits’

Drama Casting & News
Plagiarism gets Yawang writer ousted from scriptwriters association
by | October 23, 2013 | 62 Comments
Here’s an interesting story (or is it just interesting to me?) about the fate of the scriptwriter for Yawang, Lee Hee-myung, who has been accused of plagiarism and has now been kicked out of the Korean TV & Radio Writers Association as a direct result. This is actually the second time Yawang has been accused... More »


Celebrity News
Kang Ji-hwan’s legal battles drag on (and on, and on…)
by | December 11, 2012 | 99 Comments
javabeans: Here. *sniffle* Passes along article. girlfriday: Oh no. Kang Ji-hwan may have to stop acting in all dramas, movies, and musicals? javabeans: *sob* It won’t happen, it won’t! It’s just an injunction request! What good are those anyway? (Knows nothing of law.) girlfriday: Love is more powerful than law! (Not really. That’s what stalkers... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Da-hae hit with lawsuit for breach of contract
by | May 14, 2011 | 212 Comments
More trouble for actress Lee Da-hae, who is being hit with a lawsuit for dropping out of Coffee, the period spy film that cast Kim So-yeon to replace her. According to the Seoul Central District Court on May 13, film production company Ocean Film filed suit for damages against the star and her management, DBM... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Na-young still waiting for her payday
by | December 21, 2010 | 31 Comments
Runaway Plan B is wrapped and off the air, but lead actress Lee Na-young has yet to see a single cent from it, and is taking legal steps to claim her salary. To that end, she has filed suit against producers with the Seoul Central District Court demanding the unpaid wages, according to her management... More »


Celebrity News
Park Bo-young settles contract dispute with management
by | September 18, 2010 | 18 Comments
Park Bo-young has finally settled the legal battle with her management company, Humane Entertainment, which hopefully means that we’ll be able to see her back onscreen soon. (Finally!) Back in April, Park had filed a complaint against her management company alleging forgery of documents and requesting the termination of her contract. However, in June the... More »


Celebrity News
Never mind, Lee Byung-heon’s lawsuit revived
by | June 22, 2010 | 80 Comments
Just after the court decided that the civil suit filed against actor Lee Byung-heon was withdrawn due to the plaintiff’s lack of action, they received paperwork in the mail from Lee’s accuser, Ms. Kwon, requesting another trial. Kwon had returned to Canada last December and has not been back to Korea since, missing two hearings,... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon’s legal troubles at an end
by | June 20, 2010 | 40 Comments
After more than six months, Lee Byung-heon‘s legal woes have been resolved cleanly after the suit filed against him by ex-girlfriend Ms. Kwon has been withdrawn. The court closed the matter after judging that Kwon no longer intends to pursue the suit after she missed two hearings and failed to request a new pleading date;... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Bo-young in Playful Kiss?
by | June 16, 2010 | 81 Comments
Oh, this would make my day. Park Bo-young is the top contender for the Korean drama adaptation of Itazura na Kiss, which was adapted into the Taiwanese hit series It Started With a Kiss. The 20-year-old actress is not only talented, but has a lovely presence that really comes through the screen, and she was... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon speaks out
by | December 13, 2009 | 113 Comments
After the story broke about an ex-girlfriend of Lee Byung-heon accusing the star of tricking her into a sexual relationship (which Lee’s side refuted as an attempt at blackmail and extortion), Lee has now responded personally. He posted his feelings in a December 13 message on his homepage, and while he didn’t address any of... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Jin-sil’s slanderer given lighter punishment on appeal
by | December 11, 2009 | 51 Comments
Deceased actress Choi Jin-shil‘s netizen tormentor (identified only as Baek, female) has been penalized with 40 million won fine ($35,000) in an appeal trial, which reverses her earlier sentencing. Baek is the netizen who slandered and harassed Choi, even calling the actress at home, before Choi committed suicide last October. Tags: bad behavior, Choi Jin-shil,... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon targeted for blackmail
by | December 9, 2009 | 128 Comments
Get ready for what will surely become another entertainment industry rollercoaster of scandalous claims: Lee Byung-heon, megastar and current lead in KBS drama IRIS, has been accused by a Korean-Canadian woman of sexual misconduct and slapped with a lawsuit. Lee refutes the claims and is fighting back. According to Lee’s management company, BH Entertainment, the... More »