Miss Korea 1994 and former SBS presenter Han Sung-joo is being sued for assault. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Thursday that Taiwanese-American Christopher Hsu filed a suit against Han in a Korean court on Wednesday through a Korean lawyer. Hsu is seeking W500 million (US$1=W1,155) in compensation.
Hsu in his written complaint says Han and other members of her family assaulted him at her home in Seoul in March after he threatened during a heated argument to make their amorous relationship public. They falsely imprisoned him and forced him to sign a statement saying he was "responsible for everything."
Hsu says Han used three of his credit cards and ran up a W340 million bill, buying an W80 million Hermes watch and a W20 million handbag.
Han's lawyer denied the charge, saying Hsu broke into Han's home and threatened her with a pair of scissors to continue their relationship, prompting her to call family members for help.