Late Singer's Wife Sues Reporter Over Murder Claims

      November 14, 2017 12:36

      The widow of singer Kim Kwang-seok filed a defamation suit on Monday against a journalist and her brother-in-law for implicating her in the deaths of her husband and daughter.

      Lee Sang-ho released a documentary in August that accused Seo Hae-soon of murdering her husband.

      In September, Seo's brother-in-law also filed a report to police accusing her of letting her daughter die and defrauding the late singer's relatives of royalties for his songs.

      Singer Kim Kwang-seok's widow Seo Hae-soon arrives at Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Jongno, Seoul on Oct. 12, 2017.

      Seo sued for defamation on Monday seeking W600 million in damages from both men (US$1=W1,122).

      She also filed for an injunction to stop the airing of the film and hinted that she intends to press criminal charges against the two men.

      Seo’s brother-in-law claims she deliberately took no emergency measures when her disabled daughter was gravely ill and hid her death in the U.S. during a court battle here over royalties to play on the pity factor.

      Police said last week a reopened investigation has found no evidence linking Seo to the daughter's death in 2007.

      The couple had a troubled marriage, and Kim's death, at the time ruled a suicide, came abruptly while he was at the height of his fame.

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