BY Julie Jones | Nov 13, 2014 09:09 AM EST
Lee Min Jung is preparing to return to work and put her husband's blackmail scandal behind her.
The star of "All About My Romance" and "Cunning Single Lady" has kept a low profile since the news of her husband's scandal broke. Although she did fulfill one previously booked modeling job, she has not shown up for public events since late in August when her husband first reported the blackmail attempt to the police. She moved back into her parents' Gangnam home to avoid the reporters stationed outside the home she shares with actor Lee Byung Hun.
Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun married last year in a lavish celebrity wedding. There was speculation that the couple would split up after the blackmail incident became public but the actress recently traveled to the U.S. to join her husband.
Before he left for Los Angeles to do promotional work and talk with Hollywood producers, he issued a public apology. He said he was truly sorry to his wife for any pain the incident caused her.
"I am going to do my best to comfort her and make up for the pain she felt," he said.
The speculations that their marriage was in trouble had to do with the details of the blackmail incident. Two women allegedly tried to blackmail the actor, saying they would release video footage of him engaged in a sexually explicit conversation unless he gave them $5 million. The women were identified as GLAM's Da Hee and model Lee Ji Yeon.
Da Hee and Lee Ji Yeon appeared in court on Oct. 16. Although they admitted to blackmailing the actor, they claimed that the blackmail attempt was done in retaliation. They said that Lee Byung Hun and Lee Ji Yeon had an affair and he broke it off. The actor denied that there was an affair and said he stopped socializing with the women after he realized the extent of their financial problems.
A second trial was scheduled for Nov. 11 but it had to be rescheduled for the 24th since Lee Byung Hun was in the U.S, for work. He will appear in court as a witness.
The couple will return to Korea next week. Lee Byung Hun's agency, BH Entertainment, confirmed that he is returning for the court case, but they do not yet have his itinerary. Lee Min Jung will make her first public appearance at a fashion event.
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