Choi Jong Bum (최종범), the ex-boyfriend to the late K-pop idol Goo Hara (구하라), recently shared some updates to his followers on his social media not long after serving his time in prison.
For those in the dark, the 30-year-old was sentenced to imprisonment after being charged for assaulting and threatening the deceased starlet. He was previously brought to trial in September 2018, before being sentenced to one year in jail on 2nd July 2020 at the South Korean supreme court.
Fast forward to a year later, Choi Jong Bum was seen uploading several selfies on his Instagram, looking rather “thinner” as compared to his previous appearance. Seemingly to avoid himself from getting attacked by Korean netizens, the celebrity hair-dresser had disabled the comments section on his posts.
Speaking of netizens, it was also reported that Choi Jong Bum had been filing claims for damages against numerous malicious commentators. As reported by Kukmin Ilbo, he had filed a complaint against nine internet users who had posted hateful remarks and spread his personal information online.
Prior to this, he also filed a complaint against six netizens earlier in March this year. The Seoul Central District Court ruled in favour of Choi Jong Bum, as per AllKpop, and ordered one of the culprits who revealed his personal information to pay 300,000 KRW (~RM1105.30) to him. As for the remaining five social media users, Choi Jong Bum decided to drop the case.
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