11.19.10 [allkpop] Rain files $300k lawsuit against Sports Seoul

Singer Rain has filed a $300,000 USD lawsuit against a media agency that released reports on his gambling controversy.

Rain’s law firm, Hwa Woo, revealed on November 19th that a lawsuit was filed against Sports Seoul for falsely reporting on Rain’s gambling series in Las Vegas, as well as on suspicions of draft dodging. According to his legal representative, they’re seeking $200,000 USD was from Sports Seoul and $100,000 USD from six Sports Seoul journalists, wrapping up to a total of $300,000 USD in compensation for damages.

Rain stated, “Sports Seoul reported on Kim’s one-sided claims without checking for the truth. Their report has been damaging to my reputation.

Last month, Sports Seoul released a report alleging that Rain was an avid gambler and in substantial debt to a colleague. Further reports from the media outlet also asserted that the international star was embroiled in foreign currency laundering.

After hearing of Rain’s lawsuit, Sports Seoul refuted on the 20th, “Rain facing a lawsuit in America is a fact. We prepared for over a month in order to write up the reports and met with three witnesses that testified to Rain’s gambling.”

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

credit: VITALSIGN@allkpop


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15 thoughts on “11.19.10 [allkpop] Rain files $300k lawsuit against Sports Seoul

  1. Dree 11/19/2010 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Rain start to counter attack..RAIN FTW

  2. Patrice 11/20/2010 at 12:37 am Reply

    Bring yur witnesses to court, sport Seoul, let us see how credible they are. I think they will lose, yeh

  3. kongsao 11/20/2010 at 1:56 am Reply

    yeah rain bring all the winesses and all thoes paper plus the lawyer show them that u are innocent and also that sport seoul shou be time to be death meet going aver the top of something was have any edvince and spread something rule rain reputation. that is complete WRONG!! am saying show thenm rain we are stand for your innocient and i do not even belive rain are a gambling eith not 1 % rain is!!

  4. flower 11/20/2010 at 3:25 am Reply

    Rain you go boy! I really hope everything works out in his favor. Also, hope all the cases do not drag on forever.

  5. felisshi 11/20/2010 at 6:09 am Reply

    It’s a wise decision for Rain to have done that. The malicious lies that these people presented to the public humiliated him and his reputation as a notable public figure in South Korea has been smeared. This is the only way that Rain could prove them that they were wrong in their accusations. I hope that justice will prevail so Rain could continue with his life and move on. I believe in Rain and I know the truth will set him free.

  6. tjrachel 11/20/2010 at 7:18 am Reply


  7. Suri Rahmat 11/20/2010 at 8:29 am Reply

    YESSSS!!! U go Rain!!!

    $300K is ain’t enuf …. SS deserved to be hit more…at least a Million $$$ ……

  8. lotus6000 11/20/2010 at 9:24 am Reply

    JiHoon, I’m so happy your going after them full force, these people that are always trying to trash your name and all the hard work you’ve accomplished need to know this will no longer fly.A Defamation of character lawsuit for anyone else talking any crap about you will put a stop on a lot of gossip. GET THEM BOO! MUAH SWEET FRIEND!

  9. tjrachel 11/20/2010 at 9:56 am Reply

    I think, they deserved to pay for more damages too. Rain’s reputation is not worth only 300k…maybe in the millions, Ji-hoon to finally shut their mouths, and to serve as a lesson to irresponsible press.

  10. geli 11/20/2010 at 1:44 pm Reply

    he is being too kind for filing $300k. it should be more than that amount

  11. busybee 1982 11/20/2010 at 5:32 pm Reply

    i agree it’s not enough, but i think it’s more of the message than the money that Rain is sending to Sports Seoul. yep, it’s past time because this paper has done the same thing to other entertainers in Korea based on outside info. i just can’t get over the fact how willing they are to use outside stuff to harm their own countrymen, that part blows me away. even the US doesn’t do that to our artiste. they print about negative stuff that may have happened to them in another country maybe once and that’s it. we don’t even read it in what we call “rag papers”, but this sports Seoul has gotten stupidly ridiculous.

    they must be stopped even for the new comers that are coming out. i just can’t get over the fact that they only did ONE month to find so called witnesses for a charge that is supposed to be 2 years old. in two years you can find all kinds of worms under a rock, hahaha (kidding aside) don’t they know witnesses are brought all the time in the US and will say anything if the price is right? that’s one area they really should have investigated. GOOD FOR YOU RAIN.

  12. chisun 11/21/2010 at 11:27 pm Reply


  13. kongsao 11/21/2010 at 11:37 pm Reply

    @busybee1982 & chium
    well said guys
    and i am praying for rain to won this and heck yeah “rag papers”, but this sports Seoul has gotten stupidly ridiculous. and what i thinking of my heard and it about time rain
    demanded these sport seoul and i still feel bad in korean they should never do such a
    ridiculous over a star like rain common now rain not no game for them can threw a fit like and i impress he did the right think that very good for him i am happy aside of what rain so smart about and yet mad at these sport seoul i just wanted to slap hard see how it fell it come back on them !!

  14. Melis 11/22/2010 at 10:09 am Reply

    @_@ things just got real.. lol go on rain with you bad self. About time some started doing what stars of the world have been doing to fight back.

  15. Ria 11/23/2010 at 8:00 pm Reply

    It’s about time this tabloid got whats coming to it.

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