It was revealed that Rain will not stand as a witness in court against Mr. Lee, who the prosecutors charged with defamation of character alleging he spread lies that Rain had stolen company funds.
Rain was summoned as a witness in September of 2012, but he did not attend the ruling. He also did not reply to the multiple summons after that, and Mr. Lee’s lawyer reasoned that he was an important figure in confirming all the facts, and requested again that he stand as a witness. The court accepted his request, and summoned Rain to court once more. However, Rain stated, on February 5th, that he will not attend the case.
A legal representative stated: ‘Rain has recently submitted a declaration stating he will not be attending as a witness. There are occasionally cases where people dislike attending because of the added attention.’
Rain should attend the case on February 12th. If he will not appear and will not have a justified reason for his absence, he can be fined up to 5 million KRW (approximately $4,600 USD).
Article by: Karolina
Edited by: Jenny