10.27.10 [10Asiae] Rain rep readying lawsuit against accuser

Singer and actor Rain’s agency is preparing to file a defamation suit against Korean-American Daniel Kim who has accused the superstar of holding gambling debt.

In a phone call with Asia Economic Daily’s Sports Today on Tuesday, J.Tune CEO Cho Dong-won said, “We will start taking the legal steps as soon as we finish writing our complaint. A suit for defamation of character through dissemination of false information may be lodged today at the earliest.”

He then explained, “Rain and the company reached the conclusion that we can no longer sit still because we are angry and have been wrongly accused…… We will investigate into the truth and hold [the accuser] responsible through maximum help of the law.”

A week ago, Kim, an IT entrepeneur and promoter of Rain’s Los Angeles concert in 2007, filed a lawsuit in the United States against Rain saying that he failed to pay him back 150,000 dollars he borrowed for gambling in Las Vegas three years ago.

Kim also said Rain has a “heavy gambling habit” and met with an immigrations officer to obtain a green card in the U.S. which would exempt him from serving Korea’s two-year mandatory military duties.

J.Tune has dismissed the charges as “intolerable slander” and Kim attempting at “marring Rain’s status by abusing his celebrity status and attempting to gain advantage in his suit over the cancellation of the LA show.”

Rain’s LA concert had failed to take place over several conflicts between Rain’s agency and Kim’s company which resulted in a lawsuit filed against the star, but a court had deemed Rain does not hold any responsibility for the cancellation.

Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, has been considered one of the most successful Korean stars in the entertainment business throughout Asia since his debut in 2002.

Reporter : Cho Bum-ja anju1015@
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@
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9 thoughts on “10.27.10 [10Asiae] Rain rep readying lawsuit against accuser

  1. tangerinesugar 10/27/2010 at 2:35 pm Reply

    It’s about time that Rain filed a lawsuit against Kim as things are really going out of proportion. It’s been 3 long dragging years and this accusation needs to end. for Rain and his followers peace of mind, let the truth speak for it self. Rain Oppa, JTUNE camp, you have our undying support. God bless

  2. kongsao 10/27/2010 at 5:03 pm Reply

    thar right it about time rain fight back and yeah rain been entertiner and yet world star all this life 8 yrears long and have accomplishment yet suceed until today it not easy for rain and he work very hard for everthing toward his life of legacy so rain don”t keep this a game he stand for his honest and his celebarties and i BELIVE IN RAIIN for who put his life serious and world star more imporatand then gambling and goes around acues something that totally not rain intention at all he just wanted this world be happy suceed yet become suceed to his GOAL the bottom line rain is honest and fait to his world !! .

  3. felisshi 10/27/2010 at 6:42 pm Reply

    Yes I agree. Once and for all, do what is to be done. The truth will set you free.

  4. siobhan 10/27/2010 at 6:54 pm Reply

    “enough is enough” …….this Kim needs to be stopped…….good luck with the suit Rain and JTune Camp

  5. shoshanna 10/27/2010 at 11:49 pm Reply

    Word!

  6. RainCloud_intan 10/28/2010 at 12:09 am Reply

    oowwwhh..
    i’ll promise that i ‘ll always support Oppa 🙂

  7. tangerinesugar 10/28/2010 at 2:11 am Reply

    This Kim person needs to get a LIFE! Personally i don’t think or nobody in his right mined would gamble away his hard earned money. Rain worked really hard, blood sweat and tears to be where he is today. The amount of focus and dedication, determination Rain Oppa has for his craft is beyond words. A star does only one thing, to shine in the darkest night. So, Rain Oppa! SHINE FOR US!

    I want to rip Kim’s filthy mouth right out of his face and stick it in his @#*!%$. Just a thought.

    SARANGHAEYO RAIN.

  8. lotus6000 10/28/2010 at 5:30 am Reply

    I agree maybe this can stop more hate mongers from messing with JiHoon’s good name and lively hood, GO JIHOON!!

  9. miranti 10/28/2010 at 11:01 am Reply

    stop and fight him Rain ..

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