BoA and five other celebrities, including Girls' Generation's Jessica, have filed a $113,000 (USD) lawsuit against a popular cosmetic surgery clinic in Seoul.
The suit claims that the Gangnam-based clinic, which cannot be named for legal reasons, has been falsely advertising beauty treatment and cosmetic surgery services using photos of BoA, 26, Jessica, 23, actress Song Hye Kyo, 31, The Grace's Stephanie, 25, and actors Kim Nam Gil, 31, and Jang Dong Gun, 40.
A legal representative for the five entertainers, who confirms that the lawsuit was filed this morning at the Seoul Central District Court, said in a statement: "People can access this clinics blog by typing in [the artist's] names on search portal sites. This can lead the public in to thinking they are linked to the clinic or they themselves have had plastic surgery. It's a very serious matter."
It's not the first time for a case like this. Last year members of the Wonder Girls, Girls' Generation and actress Soo Ae won a $207,000 (USD) payout from a well-known Seoul-based dental clinic, who had advertised using their photos without permission.