Kim Hyun Joong will enlist in May

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You know, for a guy with so much negative press surrounding him as of late I’m surprised he’s only going to the army now. But then again, better late than never. Kim Hyun Joong (Playful Kiss, Inspiring Generation) is enlisting on May 12th. Say your farewells now.

Kim Hyun Joong has been mired in controversy since last year when he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend and fracturing her rib. The girlfriend eventually dropped charges against him, but Kim was fined nevertheless for admitting to having one physical fight with his girlfriend before. They reconciled, and then in February of this year his girlfriend revealed she was pregnant with his child.

And now, his girlfriend is suing him for over 1 billion won in “mental damages from her [relationship] with the star.”

Kim had been postponing his enlistment since last year, but now it looks like it’s time to go. He’s even trying to leave for the military quietly, though I don’t think the media will give him such a reprieve. I was definitely for this idea since hearing of his numerous scandals because he really needed to get out of the limelight. There are many ways he could lie low, but the most convenient way for him would be to enter the military much like his peers around him when they got in to some sort of trouble. If he’s guilty for all the abuse he’s done, I would definitely rather he go to jail for some time or something more severe than escaping to the military. In any case, he will be in the military until February 11, 2017.

Meanwhile his girlfriend, who has said she will not marry Kim Hyun Joong and will raise the child herself, will give birth in September.

sources: dispatch, asiae, the korea times

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