BY Julie Jones | Sep 11, 2015 09:54 AM EDT
The birth of a baby is usually a happy event but the recent baby news from Ms. Choi, Kim Hyun Joong's ex-girlfriend, prompted further speculation about paternity tests.
According to the Korea Herald, a paternity test has already been scheduled, but reports in various media outlets made it sound as if the decision was contentious.
Some reports said that Choi, who gave birth on September 10, requested the paternity test. Korea's Joongang Daily reported that Choi plans to bring a paternity suit against the singer-actor.
Other outlets reported that Kim Hyun Joong's legal team requested a paternity test and Choi refused. A statement by Kim Hyun Joong's father, reported by the media outlet asiae.co.kr, suggested that Choi refused a test
"I can't believe she doesn't want to do a paternity test. She should've asked us for it."
According to Kim Hyun Joong's attorney, Lee Jae-man, Kim will provide for the child once he is certain that the child is his.
"If Choi wishes to receive child support, she knows that she has to provide the result of a paternity test."
The outcome of the paternity test will have no effect on the lawsuits that Choi and Kim Hyun Joong have filed against each other.
"Whether Kim is the father of the baby or not has no relation to the current ongoing lawsuit," said Lee Jae Man.
Choi filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kim, claiming that she suffered a miscarriage during an assault incident that took place in 2014. His legal team counter-sued for defamation. The third hearing in in Choi's lawsuit trial will take place on Sept. 23.
In the interview with asiae.co.kr, Kim Hyun Joong's father also commented on the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the baby, who might be his grandchild.
"Babies should be blessed into this world, but what about this one? I hope none of us hurts the baby."
Kim Hyun Joong, who previously appeared in "Boys Over Flowers," "Playful Kiss" and "Inspiring Generation," is currently enrolled in mandatory military service. He enlisted on June 12 and recently declined to take the leave that was due to him after 100 days of service.
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