Court Rules Han So Hee Does Not Have To Repay Her Mother’s Debts

It happened regardless of Han So Hee” – Ulsan District Law

Actor Han So Hee‘s mother (S) borrowed money from her acquaintance A in 2019. And Han So Hee was put forward as a joint guarantor. However, S could not pay off his debt on time. Should Han So Hee take responsibility for it?

The Ulsan District Court refused to accept A‘s claim in the appeal trial in December last year. A filed a lawsuit, saying, “Han So Hee should be jointly responsible for the debt of her mother S“.  

The Ulsan District Court also rejected A‘s claim in the first trial. “A insisted on Han So Hee’s joint responsibility, but there is no reason to take responsibility because it proceeded regardless of Han So Hee“, they said in favor of Han So Hee
In 2020, A asked Han So Hee to pay off her mother’s debt instead. A civil suit was enforced by adding delayed damages to 40 million won borrowed by her mother S.  

In fact, S used Han So Hee‘s text message in the process of borrowing money. Han So Hee‘s text message to her mother and the message, “Mom, I’ll work hard and help you” were used as collateral.

The court was determined. According to the ruling obtained by “Dispatch“, both the first and second trials were “It happened regardless of Han So Hee. There is no evidence to say that he is involved“, he drew the line. 

The court went on to explain, “Han So Hee’s text message is merely about helping her pay off her mother’s existing debt“, adding, “We cannot admit that she has granted the agency right to joint guarantee“.

S, Han So Hee‘s mother, arbitrarily opened Han So Hee‘s account and borrowed money from another acquaintance. An acquaintance B filed a lawsuit against Han So Hee, asking her to pay 270 million won and delayed damages.

The Ulsan District Court also dismissed B‘s claim. “The fact that S used Han So Hee’s account alone does not mean that Han So Hee is jointly responsible for the debt“, the court ruled.   

Han So Hee initially tried to pay off her mother’s debt. She then encountered a situation in which her text messages and bankbooks were used as collateral. She has reached a level that she can no longer handle on her own.

Han So Hee finally decided to break the cycle of her mother’s ‘debt‘, says, “I have no plans to be held responsible for my mother’s debts“, adding, “I’m sorry to those who were harmed. I hope this doesn’t happen again“.



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