Stars Sue Cosmetic Clinic for Unauthorized Advertising

Half a dozen stars such as actor Jang Dong-gun are suing a cosmetic clinic for W120 million in damages for using their pictures without permission (US$1=W1,064).

According to the Seoul Central District Court on Monday, they include actress Song Hye-kyo, actor Kim Nam-gil, singer BoA, and Jessica and Tiffany of Girls' Generation.

The clinic in the affluent Gangnam area in Seoul posted advertisements on its website featuring their photos and names without their permission, they said.

/Courtesy of SM Entertainment /Courtesy of SM Entertainment

Last month, Wonder Girls, Jessica of Girls' Generation and actress Su-ae filed a similar suit against a dental clinic in Yeoksam-dong, Seoul, seeking W220 million in damages. On Dec. 1, in a suit filed by Shin Eun-kyung, the Seoul central District Court ruled an Oriental medicine clinic has to pay the actress W35 million.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 08, 2013 12:10 KST