There’s a Chinese idiom “getting shot while lying down” which perfectly sums up the WTF just happened so-called scandal that just waylayed singer-actor Lee Seung Gi last week. He’s been quietly and ably serving in the army for his mandatory military service when out of nowhere was hit with salacious rumors about his personal life. A fast spreading gossip alleged that Lee Seung Gi and Yoona’s relationship, which ended last year, was actually caused by Lee Seung Gi impregnating his makeup artist and fathering a love child with her. Lee Seung Gi’s agency hit back immediately with denials of this rumor, calling it completely fabricated and without basis and announcing that it would take swift legal action against the person who started it.
Turns out the makeup artist in question is currently on maternity leave raising a newborn so timing does seem plausible, but she is married and both her and her husband are distraught to be embroiled in this false rumor and have come out jointly to say that the husband is the father of the baby and not Lee Seung Gi. Now the originator of the rumor has reportedly been tracked down by police who are investigating, and Lee Seung Gi’s agency is preparing to file a defamation case against the person.