There are reports that singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong had not paid any child support for his child with his ex-girlfriend during the past 8 years.
Reporter-turned-YouTuber Lee Jin Ho posted a video on his YouTube on Nov 29th, saying, “Kim Hyun-joong has never paid child support for his son born to his ex-girlfriend A for eight years.”
According to Lee Jin Ho, Kim Hyun Joong has a son out of wedlock in 2015, but rarely visited the boy for the past eight years. The father and his son reportedly didn’t meet each other until the end of last year when the child turned seven. Kim Hyun Joong contacted A at the time, saying, “Let’s settle the child support,” and A suggested, “You are his father, meet your child first at least.” Lee Jin Ho reported that Kim Hyun Joong agreed and met his child soon afterward.
It is said that the son could not hide his excitement during his first time seeing his father. However, Kim Hyun Joong then applied for child support adjustment request after seeing his son. When the judge asked him to pay 2 million won a month for child support, Kim Hyun Joong insisted on lowering the amount, saying his annual income was only 70 million won.
According to the 2021 child support calculation standard, non-custodians with an annual income of 70 million won must pay 1.6 million won per month to the child’s caregiver.
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong has reportedly never paid his supposed child support for the past eight years. On top of that, Lee Jin Ho claimed that Kim Hyun Joong also requested his unpaid portion of childcare expenses so far be adjusted to 1.6 million won per month.
Lee Jin Ho said, “Even A’s family was shocked by Kim Hyun Joong’s unpredictable move. If they hadn’t contacted him in the first place, the child would have been less hurt. He even applied for child support adjustment after meeting his son.”
Regarding Kim Hyun Joong’s sudden application for child support adjustment for the first time in eight years, Lee Jin Ho speculated, “Insiders are suspicious that Kim Hyun Joong may have applied for adjustment to prepare for his return to the broadcasting industry,” adding, “It will be difficult for him to return if he is listed on the Bad Fathers list.”
He pointed out, “Kim Hyun Joong has pushed ahead with his return to the industry, and he didn’t even mention his first child on shows. He hurt the child twice.”
Kim Hyun Joong has been taking a break from his activities due to rumors coming from the legal battle with his ex-girlfriend A. Summarizing the court’s rulings, A claimed damages amounting to 1.6 billion won, claiming that she suffered a miscarriage due to Kim Hyun Joong’s assault in April 2015.
Regarding this, the court ruled in favor of Kim Hyun Joong, saying that it was not confirmed whether A was pregnant or not during the period when she was assaulted by Kim Hyun Joong. However, Kim Hyun Joong’s assault, A’s two pregnancies and abortion turned out to be true. Kim Hyun Joong was fined 5 million won for assaulting A.
Source: Money Today