Song Il-gook Wins Damages Over False Assault Claim

      December 24, 2009 11:18

      Song Il-gook

      Song Il-gook has won a suit against a journalist who claimed the actor assaulted her.

      The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday ruled the woman must pay Song W100 million (US$1=W1,184). He had sued for W500 million.

      "Since I'm a celebrity it was a tough fight for me," Song said. "But I insisted on bringing the case to court to reveal the truth." He pledged to give the entire damages to charity.

      The journalist was already sentenced to eight months in prison in a criminal case on Nov. 12 for falsely claiming that Song assaulted her last year while she was waiting in front of his house to interview him.

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