Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rain sued for failing to pay gambling debt in U.S.: report

Rain, a South Korean pop star, has been sued in a U.S. court on the charge of failing to pay back gambling debt of $150,000 he owed to a Korean-American named Andrew Kim, a local sports daily reported on Monday.

According to the report, Rain often placed bets at a casino of Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, and Kim lent Rain $150,000 as a gambling money in June 2007, but the Korean Wave star has not paid back Kim yet.

What’s controversial is a suggestion in the court document Kim filed that Rain is a habitual gambler. "They (Rain and Kim) stayed at the Bellagio. This is where Rain first revealed to Kim his heavy gambling habit. Kim was stunned to discover that Rain would repeatedly place bets upwards of $10,000."

If true, Rain public reputation is likely to be undermined seriously as he has long promoted his hardworking image as a singer who has overcome all the personal obstacles to rise to the top in the field.

J Tune Entertainment, representing Rain, said Kim's allegations are groundless, denying that the pop star habitually gambled in Las Vegas.

Source: (Herald Online)

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