Korean Actress Han So Hee Says She Will Not Repay Debt For Mum, Who Borrowed Money Under Her Name Without Her Knowledge
Her mother was recently reported to have used So Hee’s name to scam someone of over S$90,000.
Earlier this month, Korean broadcaster JTBC reported that a celebrity’s mother scammed someone of KRW85mil (S$93.9k) by getting the victim to send money to a bank account that was under the celebrity’s name.
While initial reports didn’t identify the star involved, subsequent reports by Korean media outlets established that it was actress Han So Hee, who starred in dramas Nevertheless and My Name.
Her agency confirmed the rumours, and clarified that So Hee’s mother, Mrs Shin, opened a bank account under the star’s name when she was still a minor and “used it to borrow money without her knowledge”.
They revealed that a court ruling last year stated that Mrs Shin had “borrowed money using an account under Han So Hee’s name, but Han So Hee should not be held responsible for the debt as there is no evidence that she [had access to] the account”.