Ms. Im is a close college friend of Choi, who reportedly talks to Choi on an every day basis. Ms. Im stated, "Back in summer of 2012, I first heard about their relationship from Choi. Then in July of 2013, Choi told me that she aborted Kim Hyun Joong's child. I've never met with him myself though. Then in May of 2014, I was shocked to hear Choi telling me that she is once again pregnant with his baby. She said she was scared, because she has already gone through one abortion, but Kim Hyun Joong told her to abort the baby again. I was mad, and I was also there for her."
She continued, "In June of the same year, I heard that Kim Hyun Joong violently hit Choi. I asked her why, and she said it's because she demanded they break up after finding out that he's slept with girls from adult entertainment bars. I couldn't believe that he actually hit her, even if he was extremely mad. Choi's left cheek was swollen, there was a big bruise under her left shoulder, and there were also signs of violence on her chest area."
Choi is currently suing Kim Hyun Joong for 1.6 billion KRW (~$1.38million USD) in compensatory damage.