I can’t believe there is more to the Kim Hyun Joong saga, and then arrives more to the Kim Hyun Joong “reality is crazier than a K-drama” personal life. The first update is that Kim Hyun Joong is for sure enlisting in the military, to happen on May 12th in a very low key manner as per the statement provided by his agency KeyEast. He already got his summons and postponed before, so now is as good a time to do his civic duty and hopefully get his messy personal life out of the limelight along with him. The second update is that his baby momma ex-girlfriend Ms. Choi has gone on a litigious spree in the past week.
She’s suing over 100 netizens for posting malicious comments online, and throwing in an additional lawsuit at Kim Hyun Joong personally for the psychological and emotional pain and suffering she’s endured during her pregnancy. I may not know the Korean civil code but I can’t believe there is a special law for that, she’s likely just suing for the catch all tort claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress, probably from back-and-forth questioning her pregnancy and whether he was the baby daddy and all. She’s seeking damages of a whopping $1.4 million US dollars, by which I suggest it would probably make more sense to ask that amount and call it child support.
I found the domestic violence case last summer worth writing about since it was a reflection on Kim Hyun Joong’s personal character, and being an entertainer naturally puts personal character on display. But his baby momma drama earlier this year felt like personal laundry being unnecessarily aired to the public, there was no legal case pending around it and the issues of co-parenting are intensely personal between the two soon-to-be parents. I only wrote about it because the baby momma happened to be the ex-girlfriend that he beat up last summer, making it hard to imagine she would reconcile with her abuser and get pregnant with his baby.
Now that she’s safely gestating, it would be nice if this entire matter remained private and no updates of any sort is leaked to the public. I don’t care if Kim Hyun Joong accompanies her to the OB/GYN or does/does not go to lamaze class with her. As for her suing more people than she can count on her fingers and toes, good luck trying to win netizen troll cases, much less suing her baby daddy so publicly not sure for what end result. To teach him a lesson? I’m hoping Kim Hyun Joong really throws himself into military service and comes back a better man, even though I doubt his career will ever be resurrected. There’s at least no harm in improving oneself, yes? Let’s hope this is the last of his personal life matters aired for the world to rubberneck since there is still an innocent baby arriving soon and all.