Model Lee Jiyeon, who was involved in a lawsuit for blackmailing Lee Byunghun, claims that she was in a deep relationship with the actor.
On October 16th, GLAM‘s Dahee and Lee Jiyeon attended the first trial at the Seoul Central Court District for the blackmailing lawsuit filed by actor Lee Byunghun. Lee Byunghun, the plaintiff and victim of the case, was not in attendance. During the trial, the accused admitted to secretly filming Lee Byunghun and asking for 5,000,000,000 won ($4.7 million USD) in return for the footage not to be released.
However, more details of the alleged relationship between the model and the actor were released. According to Lee Jiyeon’s attorney, “Lee Jiyeon and Lee Byunghun were in a relationship much deeper than just hugging. Unlike Lee Byunghun’s claims, he was the first one to offer to buy a house for her in the first place.” The statement continued with, “Lee Byunghun demanded their physical relationship to be more intimate and after Lee Jiyeon declined his offer to buy her a house, Lee Byunghun notified her to break up. Upon hearing the news, she decided to blackmail in reaction to being devastated emotionally from his actions and she did not approach Lee Byunghun for money.” Additionally, the attorney also registered their mutual friend Seok, the person who introduced the two, as a witness.
On the other hand, the district attorney have summoned their own plaintiff Lee Byunghun as their witness, along with their mutual friend, Seok for the next trial.
The case continues.
Source: Daily Sports