1:07 pm - 02/22/2013

Veteran actress Lee Mi Sook loses appeals trial

Lee Mi-sook
, a veteran actress who has been embroiled in a boy-toy scandal, lost an appeals trial in which her former agency filed a damage suit against Lee for breaching her contract.

The Seoul High Court ruled yesterday that Lee should pay 120 million won ($110,604) to her former agency, The Contents Media.
Back in January 2009, The Contents Media filed a lawsuit against Lee demanding 200 million won in damages, claiming that she broke the four-year exclusive contract she signed in 2006.
The agency has been in hot water with the actress over the scandal. It has been alleged that the star was involved in a romantic relationship with a man 17 years her junior, and that the agency had to pay large amounts of money to the young former lover to keep him quiet to keep the affair a secret.
Despite the scandals, Lee continues to pursue her acting career. Currently, she is appearing as the host of JTBC's "Miracle Korea". She has also been cast in a new KBS2 drama which will be aired from March 9.

By Ahn Joo-hee contributing writer
Credits : Korea JoongAng Daiy
Source : Hancinema

HUH @ her ex agency releasing the info about her affair partly to shame on her and win the trial...
winegums 22nd-Feb-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
ik there might be ~image issues re: her dating a younger man, but I'm pretty sure someone 17 years younger than Lee Mi-sook would be a good way past legal, and she can get it I say. It's not as if she did anything wrong there.

hellodee16 22nd-Feb-2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
I think it's because she was still married but I'm not too sure.
ashiva 22nd-Feb-2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
hellodee16 22nd-Feb-2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
paying the guy to keep it a secret was useless then...

ot: that was such a sexy photoshoot. I was surprised she's in her 50s.
winegums 22nd-Feb-2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
She's really pretty versatile as an actress - she was awesome in Can We Get Married, even if her character occasionally made me want to tear my hair out (ok, a lot)
asth77 22nd-Feb-2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
She's an OSM actress I think.
I've always been impressed by her in everything I've seen of her.
winegums 22nd-Feb-2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Also her agency can go jump in a well - so, she was dating a 30something and they had to ~cover it up as if he was underage? Bull.
honeebs 22nd-Feb-2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
right.. the fuck is this.
ashiva 22nd-Feb-2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
More like a man toy as Lee Mi Sook herself is 52 and thus the guy is 35 years old (or well 28-29 years old at the time of affair as it seemed to have happened before her divorce which was in 2007). In any case I doubt anyone really condemns her for this affair considering she and her husband had lived separately for six years before the actual divorce.

Edited at 2013-02-22 08:21 pm (UTC)
asth77 22nd-Feb-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that the agency released this information because they knew she would be viewed negatively by the public and the judges considering she's had an affair regardless of her past issues with her husband or ex-husband, as long as she's married, it would still damage her image, and it did.

Basically I believe the trial was for her breaking the contract or whatever, and 4 years later, the only thing that comes into light is her affair.
ashiva 22nd-Feb-2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it really damaged her image in public though as this came out already year ago and still she keeps on getting new jobs.
asth77 22nd-Feb-2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
lol I don't think it's enough to make her stop getting jobs, considering her career.

But as I said, the proof is here, in this article, and the way they totally emphasize on her affair. The agency did this in purpose.

I don't know if you followed this issue but I did one year ago, and the timing for her affair revealed by the agency themselves was totally obvious.
ashiva 22nd-Feb-2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yup agency definitely thought this would give them an edge, but it (or some other reasons) only raised the amount from 100 million won to 120 million won, while the agency was appealing for 300 million won. (200 million won mentioned in this article was the sum agency was asking before they appealed)
921227 22nd-Feb-2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
But what was the part of her contract he broke? Dating? Dating someone younger? Being fine as hell at 50?

and that the agency had to pay large amounts of money to the young former lover to keep him quiet to keep the affair a secret

They didn't have to do anything really considering their both legal, consenting adults, but whatever. And young, really? Wouldn't the dude be in his 30s? Hardly young. And they could've did what most companies do and, you know, denied it.
charlieu 22nd-Feb-2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but she was married and it's illegal to cheat on your spouse, which makes sense to me.
45s 23rd-Feb-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
They did away with the illegal thing a while back didn't they? Or at least got rid of the jail thing?
charlieu 24th-Feb-2013 03:17 am (UTC)
I thought it was still there. Never knew about jail time, but it hurt them when it came to divorce settlements? Not sure exactly.
ashiva 22nd-Feb-2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Just because they are fab together:

22by7 23rd-Feb-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
uuuungh this photoshoot was fanTAStic i was briefly shipping them tbqh
markthatcoin 23rd-Feb-2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
ty for reminding me of how fab this shoot was, the vid made me fall more in love w TOP
(like, how can he be such hot and willing noonabait yet make a joke about how if he were 20 years younger he'd be four years old? idgi)
lysblack 22nd-Feb-2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
bluehachimitsu 23rd-Feb-2013 01:09 am (UTC)
What's this f*ckery? And the term "toy-boy" does not really suits the situation, considering he's a full grow man.
Well, whatever she's blamed for, she's flawless imo, and one of the most gorgeous actress out there.
shocko_o 23rd-Feb-2013 03:06 am (UTC)
just gonna drop in and say she's a phenomenal actress
luvey 23rd-Feb-2013 03:41 am (UTC)
considering how many people came out to express the older man/younger women articles in omona due to the (legal) age difference (no matter what the age was of the two participants)....i'm super surprised no one has done a "ewww that's gross, 17 years younger??"

it is a shame the company was so spiteful to reveal such information in order to win a case. they really must of not had much to stand on or were just pissy.

Edited at 2013-02-23 03:43 am (UTC)
22by7 23rd-Feb-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
they're just pressed because she's more awesome at 50-something than many at 20-something?? and dating younger men? (lol "boy" toy way to make it seem like she was literally having an affair with an underage dude) and being a woman? oh wait right...
pladpuss 23rd-Feb-2013 06:51 am (UTC)
Girl she can get it. Screw those people judging her, how many "old" men date 20 something's and no one bats an eye (at least publicly) in their direction.
talklikeazombie 23rd-Feb-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Exactly what I was thinking! Its just so accepted when men do it but ooooh its scandalous if a woman does. Screw it!
mjspice 23rd-Feb-2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Only here for T.O.P.
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