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Jung Ji Hoon * 정지훈 * 鄭智薰 * (aka Rain/Bi / 비 / ピ)

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10 hours ago, brattyxoxo said:

15+ Korean Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Have A National Title

18. Rain

 

When Rain married Kim Tae Hee he was jokingly referred to as the “Nation’s Thief.”

 

 

Hi brattyxoxo, thanks for sharing this here. :lol:

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Channel News Asia Lifestyle:

Korean star Rain at the Cartier boutique re-opening in ION Orchard

 

Is he really planning a concert in Singapore next year? For real? Am so going!

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14 minutes ago, hnfragile said:

Channel News Asia Lifestyle:

Korean star Rain at the Cartier boutique re-opening in ION Orchard

 

Is he really planning a concert in Singapore next year? For real? Am so going!

 

hnfragile, thanks for sharing the clip with subbed. I hope this will happen. :lol:

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2 hours ago, willenette said:

 

hnfragile, thanks for sharing the clip with subbed. I hope this will happen. :lol:

So do I! This Channel NewsAsia clip got me excited, but am not holding my breath ... just yet. A concert requires a lot of preparation and depends a lot on local organiser. So, no pressure! Any new project by Rain is good, more so if it helps us see his smiles :)

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*** I think there's something fishy going on here. :o^_^ RAIN's Mom has been deceased for many years & it's only NOW that they are going after this? I hope they have some solid proof to be doing this. Where are all these coming from? If this turns out to be false... this is EXTORTION!

 

 

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Singer/actor Rain's parents also accused of fraud via online community claim

 

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Following the parents of rapper siblings Sanchez and Microdot, as well as the parents of rapper Dok2, singer/actor Rain's parents have also been accused of fraud, according to one online community claim on November 26.

 

 
One netizen 'A' wrote via an online community, "Singer rain's parent borrowed money from my parents, then cut off contact."
 
'A' explained, "In 1988, my parents ran a rice shop at Yongmun Market in Seoul, while Rain's parent ran a rice cake shop. [Rain's parent's side] borrowed rice worth approximately 17 million KRW (~ 15,000 USD) as well as cash 8 million KRW (~ 7,000 USD) in cash. My parents continued to ask that they be requited for the amount, but Rain's parent refused, arguing financial strain. After a while, my parents gave up and asked for only the original amount in return, but Rain's family disappeared."
 
Currently, 'A's parents are over 60 years old, and as it has been over 30 years since the incident, which likely means that 'A's side will not be able to file a civil lawsuit. 
 
In response to the claim, Rain's label Rain Company told media outlets, "We are currently checking on the matter." 
 
 
source : allkpop
 
 
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Rain says he will work with the accuser to resolve issues with debt from his mother

 

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Rain promised to work out issues around his mother's alleged fraud.
 
His mother was accused of fraud. It has been 30 years since the incident, but she was accused of borrowing rice worth approximately 17 million KRW (~ 15,000 USD) as well as 8 million KRW (~ 7,000 USD) in cash.
 

Rain said, "Hello, this is Rain Company. We were late in responding because we were checking the truth of the accusations and wanted to take sincere repercussions. We are currently still checking how true the accusations are. The accusations are about Rain's late mother, so he will be meeting with the accuser as soon as possible to see how true the accusations are and do his best to solve things amicably."

 

Hopefully everything works out well.

 

 

source : allkpop

 

 

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Rain’s Agency Responds To Accusations Of Fraud Against His Parents

 

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Rain Company has given an official statement regarding the accusations of fraud against Rain’s parents.

 

Recently, a post entitled, “Singer Rain’s parents have not repaid the money they borrowed from my parents and have disappeared,” surfaced on an online community.

 

According to the post, the netizen stated that their parents ran a rice store and that Rain’s parents ran a rice cake store in Seoul’s Yong Moon Market in 1988. The netizen claimed, “They [Rain’s parents] borrowed 17 million won (approximately $15,000) worth of rice and 8 million won (approximately $7,000) in cash. We asked them to repay the money, but they pled that they were suffering from hardships and didn’t pay us back.”

 

The netizen also uploaded a copy of a promissory note and added, “My parents are now over 50 years old. I have written to Rain and tried to contact him, but I haven’t succeeded. The time to sue has passed, and I don’t have the ability to take legal action either. Repay the money, even if it is now.”

 

On November 27, a source from his agency Rain Company stated in a press release, “Hello, this is Rain Company. We ask for your understanding in being late releasing our official statement in order for us to verify the truth and respond cautiously regarding the issue.”

 

The agency expressed, “We are currently in the middle of ascertaining whether what’s being said is accurate. As what the other side is claiming has to do with [Rain’s] mother who is deceased, we will quickly meet with those involved and check the existence of the debt and will do our best to come to a resolution.”

 

The accusations against Rain’s parents aren’t the only parents of celebrities to have been accused of fraud. Dok2 recently responded to accusations of fraud against his mother. Microdot’s parents are also currently under investigation for fleeing the country after borrowing money from friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.

 

 

 

Source (1) / soompi news

Top Photo Credit: Xportsnews

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Singer Rain Also Caught Up In Parents’ Fraud Controversy

An online community user has claimed that their family is living in poverty because of Rain’s parents.

 

 

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Since Microdot’s parent’s fraud case came to light, numerous others have been speaking up to claim that they’ve been victimized by the parents of renowned celebrities.

 

Another one of these celebrities is singer Rain. On November 26, an online community user shared a post that was titled, “Singer Rain’s parents borrowed money from my parents and disappeared without paying off the debt.”

 

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The user explained that in 1988, their parents ran a rice store in Yongmun Market while Rain’s parents ran a rice cake store. Rain’s parents allegedly borrowed approximately 17 million KRW in rice and 8 million KRW in cash but didn’t pay off the debt, claiming that they were having a difficult time. The user stated that after making numerous requests to pay back the debt, they pleaded with Rain’s parents to at least pay back the principal. However, Rain’s family disappeared.

 

According to the user, the victimized parents are currently over 60 years old and they have tried to contact Rain through letters but failed. The limitation period has also passed and there is no other way to be repaid of their debt. In conclusion, the user claimed that while Rain lives a happy and comfortable life, their family is living in difficult conditions because they were not able to receive the 25 million KRW ($22,000 USD) from Rain’s parents.

 

The user supported their story with an image of the promissory notes that include names and signatures.

 

 

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source : koreaboo

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*** RAIN has an image to protect so, I doubt if he will just brush this off. This sucks for Rain. In case, this is true then, I personally don't believe he's liable with this. Is debt inherited? What I know is debt belongs to the person who incurred it. ^_^

 

 

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Online post accuses Rain's parents of not paying back their debts

 

 

LINK here : http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/11/online-post-accuses-rains-parents-of.html

 

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@willenette I agree with you that Rain will definitely address this issue. I also agree that the whole thing sounds fishy. I hate the media for lumping all these cases together, Microdot's parent's case is totally different, Dok2's parents' case is also different. Dragging Rain's name into an article about "fraud" is so unfair! But of course the media needs to sell and they'd do whatever! I need to read more on the case but am just so frustrated with the media right now!

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*** The next time I go to SIN I'll visit this place. :lol:

 

 

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Korean star Rain at the Cartier boutique re-opening in ION Orchard | CNA Lifestyle

 

 

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Celebrities embroiled in controversy over parents’ debt scandal

 

After rapper Microdot came under fire over a fraud scandal involving his parents, celebrities -- including rapper Dok2 and singer-actor Rain -- have found themselves embroiled in similar allegations.
 

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From left: Rapper Dok2 (Illionaire Records)and singer-actor Rain (Yonhap)

 


A media outlet reported on Monday that Dok2’s mother borrowed around 10 million won ($8,854) from a friend in the late 1990s and failed to pay it back. Though the debtor took the matter to the court and won, Dok2’s mother did not pay back the money, filing for personal bankruptcy.


Singer-actor Rain has been caught in a family scandal, too.

An online post was updated Tuesday, saying that Rain’s parents disappeared after borrowing money. According to the allegation, the parents, who owned a rice-cake shop in the 1980s, borrowed 17 million won worth of rice and 8 million won in cash. They did not pay it back, citing financial difficulties and eventually ran away.

The star’s management agency Rain Company issued an official announcement.

“The allegation is about Rain’s mother who has passed away. We will meet with the person as soon as possible and check the facts. We will do our best to come to a settlement,” it read.

 

 

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By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)

credit : Korea Herald

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November 28, 2018

 

 

Celebrities get caught up in parents’ debt

 

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Singer Rain, left, and rapper Dok2, have each been mired in controversy regarding the unpaid debts of their parents. [ILGAN SPORTS]

 

 

After revelations that rapper Microdot’s parents committed fraud were made public last week, a streak of testimonies has been revealed claiming that the parents of a number of celebrities have pocketed other people’s money in the past. While rapper Dok2 took to Instagram to explain himself regarding his mother, singer Rain’s agency stated that he would try to work things out with the person making the claims.


On Monday, an anonymous user uploaded a post in an online community detailing how the singer Rain’s parents took out a loan of 17 million won’s worth of rice and 8 million won in cash from their parents in 1988 and never paid them back. The family ran a rice shop inside Yongmun Market in central Seoul next to a tteok (rice cake) shop owned by Rain’s parents. The post included photographs of the promissory note and a bill for the outstanding amount.

“We asked them to pay us back but they never did, saying that their financial state was a disaster,” read the post. “My parents are now over 60 years old. We’ve tried writing to Rain and calling him, but we never actually got in touch with him. We can’t sue now because it’s passed the statute of limitations, and we do not have the ability to do so.”

Following the post, the singer’s agency Rain Company stated through an official press release that the singer would meet up with the author of the post. “Because the post was about the singer’s late mother, it took time for us to figure things out. We will look into what really happened and try our best to solve the issue,” the statement read.

Rain’s father met with the author of the post on Tuesday afternoon, but failed to come to an agreement regarding the amount that should be paid back.

The recent round of controversies has gotten mixed reactions from people. People seem divided over whether to criticize a celebrity over a crime they didn’t commit themselves, or to side with the victims.

 

 

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BY YOON SO-YEON [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]

 

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Rain’s Father Met With Man Who Accused Him Of Not Repaying His Debt

They revealed intentions to resolve the issue amicably.

 

 

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The man claimed that Rain’s parents borrowed 17 million KRW ($15,000 USD) in rice and 8 million KRW ($7,000) in cash from the family in 1988 and never paid him back.

 

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Soon after the news was released, Rain’s father contacted and came to visit the man but the two sides were apparently not able to come to an agreement.

“Right after the news was released, Rain’s father came to see us. However, the issue was not resolved and the discussion was put on hold.”

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They could not agree on the amount that would be given. While the man suggested an amount that included the principal, interest and the current market price, Rain’s father had considered only half of the amount. The man also revealed, however, that they intend to resolve the issue amicably through discussion.

“The amount we requested and the amount Rain’s father suggested was not in agreement. We do not want to take legal action. We will resolve the issue amicably through discussion.”

 

 

Earlier today, the man had claimed that Rain’s father denied the fact that he had borrowed any money from him when he coincidentally met him about 10 years ago. Moreover, he had tried multiple times to get the money back.

“About 10 years ago, I coincidently met Rain’s father and asked for the money but he said he didn’t know anything about it. After that, I went to his office and sent letters but it was no use. I went to Rain’s house and pleaded with his family only to be rejected.”

 

Then, the man’s child shared a post on an online community and filed a Blue House petition to explain the story.

 

“I report singer Rain’s parents.”

 

Netizens have been expressing various opinions about the news.

  • “So it’s confirmed that he did borrow the money”
  • “Let’s not ruin children’s futures.”
  • “If it wasn’t for the Microdot scandal, they would’ve never been repaid, Rain’s father didn’t even meet him in front of their house.”
  • “I’m thinking it’ll cost them at least 200 to 300 million KRW.”
  • “Do children always have to pay off their parent’s debt? His father should pay it back with what he has…The children would probably help out but asking Rain to pay it off is not right…What if Rain was a poor celebrity? Think about it…”
  • “It’s not like he asked for psychological compensation, asking for the principal, interest and the market price is not asking for too much.”

 

source : koreaboo

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Singer Rain responds to claims his late mother owes millions

 

Singer Rain has responded to allegations that his parents owe 25 million won ($22,130) in debt.

In a statement, the singer’s agency Rain Co. said it is looking into the matter.

“Since the claims have been made against the mother (of the singer) who has passed away, we are doing our best to settle the matter smoothly by meeting the person in question and establishing whether there is debt to be paid off,” the statement read.


 

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(Rain Company)

 

 

 

Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, is the latest celebrity in South Korea’s entertainment industry to have parents accused of not paying debt after an online post outlining a story involving his parents in detail gained attention.

The post claimed that Rain’s parents had owned a rice cake shop in the 1980s and that they owed 8 million won in cash and 17 million won worth of rice to the parents of the person who had uploaded the post. Rain’s parents had allegedly borrowed the cash and owed the rice between 1988 and 2004.

“Though filing a lawsuit was considered, it didn’t happen as (my parents) couldn’t afford the time and money required for a lawsuit,” the post read.

It went on to say, “Over 30 years, my parents who are now well over 60 have been trying to contact Rain and writing letters to no avail,” before adding the debt amounts to nearly 25 million won.

Last week, rapper Microdot apologized in the face of growing pressure over fraud allegations surrounding his parents.
“As a son, I think I have some responsibility to bear. I want to meet each and every one (of the victims) and listen,” Microdot said in a statement.

The accusations surrounding Rain’s parents were further fueled after a petition was filed on the Blue House petition website.

The petition compared Rain with other singers whose parents have been hit with similar allegations, such as Microdot and Dok2, and called for support in holding the singer’s parents accountable.
 

 

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)

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+sigh+ I guess there's not much we could do other than wishing Rain all the strength to resolve this issue. I trust him. Of course there will have to be clarification and confirmation - and it will take some time - before any solution is proposed. Let's try to be patient (which, honestly, I can't do :( and see how the situation unfolds.

 

I just hate hate hate it that information is so contradicting, like some say between 1988 and 2004 (how is that even possible?), some say just in 1988 (well, that's one heck of a lot of rice!). Arggghhh! then of course there will be haters throwing mud :(

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Rain’s Agency Gives Official Statement After Meeting Alleged Victims Of Fraud + Promises To Take Legal Action

 

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Rain’s agency Rain Company has given an update on the situation surrounding his parents being accused of fraud.

 

Previously, a netizen posted on an online community that Rain’s parents had borrowed rice and cash in 1988, and that his parents had never paid them back. The netizen also uploaded a photo of a promissory note regarding the debt. Later that day, Rain’s agency issued a press release saying that they were trying to verify the truth of the matter.

 

On November 28, Rain Company issued another official statement, where they stated that Rain’s father and a company representative had met with the alleged victims and had been unable to verify the documents regarding the loan at the meeting. The agency also stated that when the debt was verified, Rain would pay back the amount, but that the company would also be taking legal action against the alleged victims for defamation.

 

Read Rain Company’s full statement below:

 

“Hello, this is Rain Company.

 

“On November 27, there was a post on an online community regarding our agency’s artist Rain’s mother. Because she is deceased, he had to verify the actual nature of the relationship. We have confirmed that a representative of our company and Rain’s father personally met the netizen and tried to have a discussion.

 

“However, there was no IOU present when they met, and they were unable to check the original promissory note. [The netizen] claimed the relevant account book was at home, so they were unable to confirm [its existence].

 

“Additionally, the alleged victims have requested 100 million won (approximately $88,700) as settlement money, for insulting and abusive language the family underwent.

 

“In the end, as [Rain’s father and the company representative] were unable to verify the documents at the meeting, they made the decision that [the settlement money] was not just.

 

“Through a fair verification process of the amount of the debt the alleged victims are claiming to be owed, and after confirming the amount, Rain will take moral responsibility as a son and repay the full amount.

 

“However, the alleged victims are severely defaming the names of our artist Rain, his father, and especially his deceased mother, through malicious interviews and the expressions they have brought up (“disappearance,” “fraud,” “refusing to admit,” etc.).

 

“So that our artist and his family members’ good names will be restored, we will be proceeding with all possible legal procedures in civil and criminal cases.”

 

 

 

Source (1) / soompi news

Top Photo Credit: Xportsnews

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***RAIN's interview & his drama "Sketch will be broadcast in Japan first via DATV.  In the interview, RAIN mentioned about plenty of valuable stories such as the highlights of the drama and the story behind the shooting.  Also, he talked about his co-star,   Lee · Dong Gun who after 15 years they collaborated again!  DATV first broadcasting will be on December 23, 2018 (Sunday) at 1045PM:lol:

 

Rebroadcast date
     December 25 (Tue) 6PM
     December 27 (Thursday) 10PM
     Dec. 29 (Sat) 430PM

 

source : https://knda.tv/datv/program/dt001382/

 

 

 

 

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November 29, 2018

 

 

Debate heats up as more celebrities hit by parents’ debt scandal

By Yim Hyun-su

Korea’s entertainment industry shaken upside down by a series of debt allegations

 

Korea’s entertainment industry has been hit with more debt allegations against celebrities’ parents in recent days as actress Cha Ye-ryun and Wheein of girl band Mamamoo became the latest to find themselves swept up in the furor.

 

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Public opinion about celebrities who are hit by similar allegations remains mixed after background stories emerged over their relationship with their parents.

 

Singer Rain, who has also been hit with debt allegations against his parents, said he will fulfill his “moral obligation as a son” and pay off the alleged debt in full, his agency Rain Company said in a statement Tuesday.

Rain’s agency also said it will take legal steps to defend the singer and his family against slander and allegations.
 

 

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By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)

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November 29, 2018

 

 

Family debt issues continue to come out

 

While people are still divided over whether it’s morally right to criticize celebrities for the transgressions of their parents, things are getting more complicated as more people come forward with revelations against celebrities. And with the stars taking different measures with each case, reactions are as diverse as the crimes committed.

After an anonymous internet post accused him and his late wife for loaning them money and not paying back for 20 years, singer Rain’s father met with the author on Tuesday afternoon. While the singer’s agency Rain Company stated that they will try their best to “solve the issue,” on Wednesday, the company said that it will be taking legal measures against the author.

“Rain’s father and the President of Rain Company met with the person [who wrote the post] and tried to talk,” stated the agency. “But we were not able to confirm any of the promissory notes that they claimed [to have]. Instead, they only made insulting remarks towards Rain’s family and requested compensation of 100 million won ($88,664). Rain will take responsibility and pay for any amount that can be verified, but as they are seriously harming his parents’ reputation, we will be taking legal measures against them.”
 

 

 

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BY YOON SO-YEON [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]

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