Korean netizens changed their perception towards South Korean actor, Cha Seung Won after his agency YG Entertainment confirmed that Cha No-Ah is not his biological son.
Earlier in August 2013, Cha Seung Won’s eldest son and pro-gamer Cha No-Ah faced a sexual assault charge as a high school student reported to Seoul Central Police that she was sexually assaulted by him. The report has caused Cha Seung Won’s reputation to be tarnished as Korean netizens blamed him for his son’s action.
However, there has been no evidence found to confirm the assault. Thus, the student has since dropped the case after the 2 met up to resolve their misunderstandings. Cha No-Ah was also effectively cleared of suspicion.
On October 5, 2014, various media outlets reported that a man has filed a lawsuit against Cha Seung Won, claiming that Cha No-ah is not the actor’s biological son. The man claimed that his family’s pride has been hurt as the actor acted like No-Ah is his biological son and thus, denigrated his name. As a result, he requested the actor to pay him compensation in the amount of 100 million won for the damage he has done.
In response to the lawsuit, YG Entertainment released an official press release about the paternity suit. In the statement, Cha Seung Won has confirmed that he is not the biological father to Cha No-Ah. The full statement is as follows:
Cha Seung Won got married 22 years ago and at that time, his wife and her three year old son, born between her and her ex-husband, became his family. Cha Seung Won firmly believes that Noah is his son, who was born out of his love. He has revealed that he does not regret his decision made at that time. He has been struggling as his family will be heart-broken due to the article. Nevertheless, he will continue to protect his family no matter what kind of hardship he will face in the future. We ask for your cooperation so there will be no speculative articles be released regarding his family.
The man has yet to respond to their statement yet but Korean netizens have already changed their minds towards the actor, praising him for having “the strongest mentality” and calling him “Saint Cha”.
Meanwhile, what do you think about the man’s request for compensation? Do you think Cha Seung Won will pay him for the damage he has caused? Sound off in the comment box below!
According to our source, Mr. Cho, the man who claimed to be Cha No Ah’s biological father, has withdrawn the paternity lawsuit against South Korean actor Cha Seung Won.
Reported exclusively by Star News, it was confirmed that Mr Cho has submitted a notice to withdraw the suit to the Seoul Central District Court on the 7th. It is believed that both Cha Seung Won and Mr Cho have come to an understanding after the actor confirmed that he is not the biological father to Cha No Ah.
During a phone interview with Naver, the actor said that his son did not know about the truth yet but they are remaining calm and handling everything. He also convinced the journalists that everything is fine and they are living their lives like they used to.
Well, it seems like everything has gone perfectly well despite the lawsuit scandal. But what do you think? How will No Ah reacts when he finds out that Cha Seung Won is not his biological father? Let us know in the comment box below!