Singer and actor Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) has been embroiled in allegations of real estate fraud.
On the 25th, a YouTuber uploaded a video titled “The Reason Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) is Accused of Real Estate Fraud (Charged with 8.5 Billion Won Fraud)”.
According to the video, informant Mr. A planned to sell his building in Namyang Newtown, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, and Rain’s mansion in Itaewon, Seoul, to each other. However, when Mr. A expressed his intention to visit Rain’s mansion, he claimed that Rain refused, citing concerns about privacy invasion. He also refused the suggestion to show pictures.
In response, Mr. A expressed his intention to cancel the contract, and Rain finally sent pictures to the real estate agent. Mr. A stated that although Rain did not show the house until the end, he trusted Rain and proceeded with the contract. However, after confirming the actual building after the contract, it turned out to be a completely different house in terms of the presence or absence of a swimming pool and the number of floors. Mr. A protested to the real estate agency, stating that it was “completely different.” The real estate agency explained that “the pictures Rain sent are correct.”
In addition, the YouTuber also presented Rain’s side of the story. Rain’s side admitted that it was true that they were reluctant to show the house when the buyer requested it because it was shortly after Kim Tae Hee gave birth, but they later expressed their intention to show the house to the real estate agent. They also claimed to have evidence, stating that Rain’s father showed the house to the buyer’s mother twice. However, Mr. A, who heard this, expressed his grievances, saying that both he and his wife had never seen the real house.
After the news spread, Rain’s agency, Rain Company, released an official statement and defended the singer-actor against the allegations. The agency stated that the buyer’s claims related to Rain were completely false and that the seller’s actions were nothing more than excessive defamation based on the fact that Rain is a celebrity.
The agency argued that it is absurd to claim that someone purchased a house worth tens of billions of won based only on pictures, and that the buyer’s claims do not match the facts when considering the documents provided and checked when buying and selling real estate, such as the registration certificate or the building register. They also refuted that it is possible to confirm the exterior of the house just by searching the internet with the address.
The agency further stated that they have plenty of evidence to prove that the buyer’s claims are false and that if the buyer falsely accuses them, they will submit the evidence as part of the legal process. They emphasized that the buyer’s belated actions can only be seen as malicious defamation.
Finally, the agency emphasized that the facts of this case are very clear and that the buyer’s claims are completely contrary to common sense and reality. They stated that they will strongly respond to such actions that exploit the weakness of celebrities for legal purposes and strive to leave a precedent to prevent such false accusations from happening again.