A lot of fans have been critical of Ku Hye Sun’s choice to publicize her marriage troubles; many wondered why she’d make such a decision to begin with instead of solving their problems privately.
A Korean lawyer has the answer to that pressing question and it has to do with the Korean law relating to divorce.
SBS interviewed Lawyer Han Seung Mi, she provided her opinion on why Ku Hye Sun might have chosen to publicize the ordeal.
Lawyer Han Seung Mi claims that Ku Hye Sun made the details public for her own advantage in case Ahn Jae Hyun filed for divorce. If Ahn Jae Hyun is held responsible for their separation, it will be difficult for him to win the divorce claim in court.
The lawyer says,
“You can interpret that she wants to protect their marriage as she originally wrote. In the end, it appears that she wanted to reveal his reasoning for the divorce in order to make sure that he is held responsible for their separation.
I believe Ku Hye Sun took that action to have the advantage.”
In South Korea, if the spouse is the one held responsible for divorce it’s very difficult for that spouse to file for the divorce and win it.
A great example that is director Hong Sang Soo and actress Kim Min Hee. While many might not be aware of this, director Hong Sang Soo fell in love with actress Kim Min Hee while they were working on a movie, he was married and had children. After their affair became public, he tried to file for divorce in order to marry Kim Min Hee. You can read in details about that here.
However, he was unable to get a divorce because the court ruled in his wife’s favor since he was the one who had the affair.
Lawyer Han Seung Mi says,
“If the spouse holds responsibility [for the separation] it is difficult to win his divorce claim. For example, Hong Sang Soo filed for divorce claim and lost because he was the responsible one for the separation.”
Ku Hye Sun had previously stated that Ahn Jae Hyun wanted a divorce because he ‘had a change of heart,’ she also claims he used to message women drunkenly in front of her.
While Ahn Jae Hyun tried to shift focus away from him and onto her, it failed when she rebutted his claims and claimed he wanted a divorce because ‘she wasn’t sexy, or had sexy nipples.’ The Korean public sided with her and his reputation was damaged as a result of her claims.
Ahn Jae Hyun had threatened to reveal kakaotalk messages a week ago, but she also rebutted that by claiming she doesn’t even use Kakaotalk. Things have been quiet for about a week.
What do you think of this?