Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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, 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.
Last month, Wonder Girls, Girls’ Generation’s and actress Soo Ae filed a similar suit against a dental clinic in Yeoksam-dong, Seoul, seeking W220 million in damages. On December 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.
Source: Chosun Ilbo