By Yun Suh-young
Key Leeast, the agency representing Lee, announced Friday that the two were now officially divorced and they settled the dispute through a court mediation at the Seoul Family Court.
According to a statement by Lee's agency ― released under permission from both sides ― they reached an agreement involving no monetary transaction.
"Seo and Lee have agreed to divorce without any monetary payment. Their marriage status had already been resolved before the lawsuit but the two had to go through the procedure once again to prevent any legal flaws that might cause another dispute in the future", the statement said.
The agreement came about six months after Lee filed a suit against Seo in January demanding alimony and division of assets under the premise that the two had divorced in 2009. Lee claimed that the filing period had not yet expired.
Seo, however, claimed that their marriage ended in 2006 through a ruling made in a U.S. court. Lee had claimed that the divorce was invalid because the ruling was made in the United States and therefore not effective in Korea.
Through the mediation, both sides agreed not to sue, slander, engage in monetary dealings, publish or release albums about their marriage.
Both sides also agreed not to sue each other in civil or criminal court in the future and if either one releases any publication dealing with their marriage, the violator would pay 200 million won as penalty for breach of contract.
Under the agreement, Lee now withdraws any and all charges against Seo, which Seo agreed to accept.
Source : www.koreatimes.co.kr/...Copy & paste guideline for this article
"Seo Taiji, Lee Ji-ah settle marriage dispute"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source
Venice film festival to screen KOFIC support beneficiary "Stateless Things"
by KOFIC Staff The 68th Venice Film Festival has announced its Orizzonti section line-up to inclu,...More
Korea's Iconic Tune, "Arirang", in Danger
The song "Arirang" has been accompanying the Korean nation through its trials and jubilations.
[Interview : Kwon Yeon-ok, Ethnic Korean in China] "The song "Arirang" is famous in China as well. It would be nice if it could become a shared heritage".
[Interview : Hyun Seok-yeong, Seoul residen,...More
G-Star 2011 B2B registration is closed with the explosive popularity
G-Star 2011, the seventh of the event, is expected to be the largest ever. KOCCA(Korea Creative Co,...More
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.