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Lee Byung Hun Brands Alleged Proof He Had Affair with Model Lee Ji Yeon as a "Joke": Court Details

November 26, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT

 Lee Byung Hung leaves a closed-door hearing at Seoul Central District Court on November 24 Credit: Reuters

Lee Byung Hung leaves a closed-door hearing at Seoul Central District Court on November 24
Credit: Reuters

Lee Byung Hun quietly attended a close-door court hearing for his case against two women who blackmailed him.

On Monday, November 24, the actor — who recently returned from a work trip to Los Angeles — testified at the Seoul Central District Court after arriving with an entourage including bodyguards, manager, agent and his legal team.

After a detailed run of events from the 44-year-old actor regarding how he had come into acquaintance with the two blackmailers — and a viewing of the video allegedly used to blackmail him — model Lee Ji Yeon’s publicist took to the stand to tell the court details of their alleged affair.

'They were in a relationship together," the rep stated, before showing phone chat messages as proof. But the Red 2 screen star declared all evidence as "a joke," and that he, "couldn't remember" much but denied claims of any relationship.

At the end of a three-hour hearing Lee emerged from the courtroom and told reporters, "I've responded candidly on all accounts so will now await a result."

In August, Lee reported to local police that he was being blackmailed by model Lee Ji Yeon and girl group GLAM's Da Hee, who threatened to release a video which supposedly showed the screen star inebriated and behaving crudely, unless a ransom of approximately $4.6 million USD was paid.

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The trial was originally scheduled for November 11, but was rescheduled due to Lee’s work commitments in Los Angeles.

The case continues.

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