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Director Hong Sang Soo's wife continues to refuse divorce

By yckim124   Friday, March 17, 2017   88,707   1,493   196
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Director Hong Sang Soo is facing difficulties in getting a divorce with his wife. 


Back on November 17, 2016, Hong Sang Soo filed for divorce. However, his wife refused to accept any divorce related papers. The court considered her refusal as 'an adjusted decision', and the case was eventually sent to the official court.


According to insiders, the divorce trial between Hong Sang Soo and his wife is currently on standstill. It's reported that the divorce papers were sent to his wife in January, February, and on the 6th of March but failed to reach her every time as she was 'unavailable'. 


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If his wife continues to refuse or avoid delivery of papers, the court may decide on the divorce. 


Meanwhile, Hong Sang Soo and actress Kim Min Hee confirmed their affair rumors and revealed they're in love at a recent press conference. 

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    elly2k Monday, March 20, 2017

    On one hand, I think she just let it go and move on. No point wallowing in that negativity and poison just for the sake of getting back at him. On the other hand, I think it's a bloody brilliant move. Why make things easy for a scumbag like him? Let him suffer a little bit more.

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    kimmiefonze Sunday, March 19, 2017

    The evil part of me want her to prolong this case until he cashed the money from his movies and then take half of everything. But at some point she has to let go of that garbage excuse of a man.

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    fight_club Saturday, March 18, 2017

    i hope she drags this out till the end, wins her case, drafts terms that will make that piece of shit miserable, and suck him dry. and her daughter - i hope she gets kim min hee's "living expenses" (from the directors own pocket, of course) because she deserves that money which originally was supposed to be her college tuition.

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    ShayMin Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Can someone please make a Kdrama based on this? (If any of you know of any good dramas with this kind of storyline involved, please lemme know.)

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    Manami_chan ShayMin Saturday, March 18, 2017

    any kdrama will make this story seems like a pure love story

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    circadianite Saturday, March 18, 2017

    To be honest, if she wants to make him riding off into the sunset with his new woman a little more difficult .... do we really blame her?

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    Ruby_Kang Saturday, March 18, 2017

    I'm just going to leave this here because I'm so sick of seeing comments that are shaming her for refusing to sign. I don't know all the particulars in Korea but I do know that similar to where I live, Korea has two divorce proceedings: uncontested and contested/judicial. Generally, when a spouse refuses to sign papers or avoids them it becomes legally acknowledged as being 'contested'. There's no punishment per se for refusing or avoiding papers but rather means it gets taken to court (as the article states) because obviously they can't agree. The court will hear testimonies, reasons and evidence and decide whether the divorce will proceed and its terms. Perhaps his wife wants to take this path to avoid being pressured by her husband's lawyers or thinks that that the court might rule more in her favour, after all adultery was considered a punishable crime in Korea before being overturned in 2015. And maybe they will reject the divorce application because once in court you need to have grounds for divorce which in Korea, I understand to be limited to things like adultery (commited by the person NOT filing for divorce), abuse etc. not just because you want to marry your mistress. If the husband's application gets rejected then his wife is free to file her own papers, this time with pretty much any terms she wants because it sounds like he's desperate to get it done. And even if all of this isn't the case and she's purely being vindictive, then perhaps the land of k-drama (the one with directors and actresses..) can shed some light on the fact that humans are often irrational when hurt and humiliated.

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    maringgers1011 Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Gosh i cant believe some people here think the wife is shameless and pathetic for not signing the divorce papers... she was CHEATED!!!! Cant she be bitter for as long as she wants? She can drag it to her grave 'cause its her choice when to forgive them or not ever.

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    Maggie maringgers1011 Saturday, March 18, 2017

    When someone doesn't love you or need you, and you don't want to leave that person for whatever reason. That sounds pathetic to me, especially when your so-called husband and his mistress parade in public. Have some self-respect for yourself.

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    fight_club Maggie Saturday, March 18, 2017

    she does have self-respect for herself - by making this process as arduous and grueling as possible for the director. do you even know how divorce proceedings work in korea... if this gets taken to court and hong sang soo's application for divorce gets rejected (theres a high chance it will) she can file for terms whichever way she likes. meaning, she can be as petty as possible and make it miserable for the director.

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    circadianite Maggie Saturday, March 18, 2017

    So in order to preserve her "self-respect", she should just let him take everything? And forget what's owed to her, and their child? Sometimes self-respect is about fighting for your own rights, regardless of how some ignorant people view you.

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    Maggie fight_club Sunday, March 19, 2017

    So if someone hurts you and doesn't care about you, is it proof of self-respect to punish them by showing how pathetic you are?

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    Maggie fight_club Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Exactly she is petty. You said it.

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    maringgers1011 Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Yes its petty but not pathetic.. i personally think its a smart move to get even.. read fightclub's comment again...

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    You're not looking at this like an intelligent person. You're looking at it as though she just doesn't want to leave, and that's not at all proven to be the case. She's exercising her rights, to get a better divorce settlement for her and her child. Explain to me how that's pathetic?

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Well, come back at me with your "intelligent" response when she ACTUALLY agrees to divorce him. Otherwise, you are just speculating.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    You're speculating too though, and in a much less reasoned way. It would be a stupid decision for both her and her child to agree to an uncontested divorce at this juncture. Just because you hadn't considered the actual legal ramifications and you only looked at it from a kdrama perspective, doesn't mean she does too.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Why do u think I look at it from kdrama perspective? In fact I don't watch any kdrama. And it's speculation non the less.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    But you're speculating as though her only motivation is emotional. There's no reason to believe that to be the case.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    By kdrama perspective, I mean you're painting her as this unreasonable character who only wants to make him miserable or else cling to a marriage that isn't going to work. Whereas a much more likely scenario is that she has a working knowledge of the korean divorce proceedings and is doing what's best for herself.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Kdrama has nothing to do with anything haha. Maybe you watch too much kdrama.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Sigh. I meant you were portraying her as a stereotypical ex-wife from a kdrama-type melodrama. It's not that difficult of a comparison to understand. And you're focusing on it because you know you're in the wrong, and it was childish to throw around words like pathetic when you have no idea of the circumstances or what anybody involved's motives are. You're just mad because you forgot to use your brain and instead relied on a knee-jerk emotional response.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    You know me so well. Are you a psych? Putting words in others' mouth is the best you can do? Are u under 20s? That's pretty immature response.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Also ... starting to attack someone personally because you can't refute their point .... very grown up ;)

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    I'm just going by your initial baseless and slightly moronic assumption that she's refusing a divorce because she doesn't want to leave him. You said ... "When someone doesn't love you or need you, and you don't want to leave that person for whatever reason. That sounds pathetic to me, especially when your so-called husband and his mistress parade in public. Have some self-respect for yourself." .... which one of those words is not yours?

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    What's baseless about what I said? That's the report we are getting.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    No, The report is that she refused a divorce. You decided why she was doing it all by yourself.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Please remind me who started personal attack. It was you.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    If you can't take a personal attack, don't start one at somebody.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Oh grow up. I don't care what you say to me, you're flailing for insults because logic has failed you. And if you're going to start flinging insults at a stranger because you didn't bother to think about why she was doing what she's doing, you pretty much have to accept anything you get. So far all I've said is that your comments were childish and moronic ... I stand by that.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Since you are the one starting the insults, I'd say logic has failed you. And all you have is just speculations. And then you start calling me "not intelligent."

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    No, I said you weren't thinking about it intelligently. Let me try to make this clear for you .... all ANYONE has, except her, is speculations. You're speculating spiteful things about why she's refusing to divorce him, and I'm saying that there's a perfectly reasonable, sensible explanation for why she would take that course of action, which you would realize if you gave it some thought. Explain to me how you think you have the moral high ground there.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    I can't argue with a kid no more. Sorry.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    I love when someone has no response to a direct question. Go on ... go to your room and think about what you've done.

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Maybe next time your first reaction will be to try compassion and understanding instead of starting from bitch.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Your mommy and daddy taught u that word?

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    I learned it all by myself. When it's apt, it's apt.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Maybe from people calling you that? Right? When it's apt?

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Since you still seem to have time for me after all, why don't you try answering the question?

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Can't reason with a kid, why bother?

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Ah, you can't. Just what I thought. Ok.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    It's because you are not looking at my response like an intelligent person to understand a point. It's like trying to explain politics to a dog. Hard, isn't it?

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    So far you haven't actually given an actual response or defended anything you've said. Seriously, I keep asking questions and you just get nasty and don't answer. But feel free to apply 'reason' to any of these questions. 1) You said she doesn't want to leave him (which is why she's pathetic). What proof do you have of that? 2) What possible reason does she have to give him an uncontested divorce and get nothing out of the marriage for her or her child? 3) Why is your speculation about her motives any more valid than anyone else's? 4) Why, when presented with several different options for why she's doing what she's doing, did you immediately assume it was the 'pathetic' one, and not the logical one? 5) You also called her petty. What evidence do you have of that, oh reasonable one?

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    circadianite Maggie Sunday, March 19, 2017

    See? When I ask for reason I get silence.

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    Maggie circadianite Sunday, March 19, 2017

    What can I possibly say to someone who resorted to call ppl b**ch? . You already lost your argument there.

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    robin1 Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Girl give that man his divorce and go about your business.

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    peodbear Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Didn't he actually try to get a divorce from her before the news came out about the affair? Feelings change. His method was far from being a good one, but he still has the right to divorce his wife. As for people dragging their daughter--she's an adult. This, whatever impact will have on her, is nowhere near the impact it would have had had she been an infant. Also, he just refused to pay for her college--lots of parents do the same thing at some point. If I'm not wrong, didn't he support her for a year or two through college already? It's really not as horrible as you are making it out to be. You don't want want their home situation was like or how well they got along. It's harder on her just because both he and Min Hee are public figures.

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    disbitches peodbear Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Parents don't pay for collage because they don't have money, not because you want to spend all of it on your new mistress. Why did you even bring her to this world if you are not going to support her until she is completly indipendent execially when you have the money to do so. They are two immoral garbage, may karma stike them

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    circadianite peodbear Saturday, March 18, 2017

    She's not saying "you can't divorce me" she's saying "i want a court to decide who gets what, instead of just giving you everything" ... it's perfectly reasonable.

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    peodbear circadianite Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    There are a lot of parents who decide against paying for their children's college expenses, it's perfectly reasonable and a lesson in life. Doesn't mean I necessarily agree. Again, the only person who has talked about the marriage is the rightfully so scorned life who to this day refuses to accept the relationship is over; it isn't a reach to assume she must've looked at the marriage through rose tinted glasses and ignored all the bad things whereas the husband didn't. He is a grown ass man, divorce is normal. His relationship with Minhee started when they were already living separately

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    The_Whovian Saturday, March 18, 2017

    I wonder if Kim Min Hee even thinks about the fact that the money she's getting for "living expenses" was supposed to be for his daughter's college education.

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