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Kim Hyun-joong receives DNA paternity test

  • Published : Dec 14, 2015 - 15:20
  • Updated : Dec 14, 2015 - 15:20

Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong took a DNA paternity test Monday in hopes of proving he is not the father of a child his former girlfriend gave birth to in September.

Kim was tested at the Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul at 2 p.m. along with his ex-girlfriend, surnamed Choi, according to a local news outlet.

The singer, who is currently serving in the military on active duty, used his leave to receive the test with the mother of the child, as ordered by a court earlier.

“We followed the court’s order (to go to the hospital with Kim’s ex-girlfriend). We are not sure if the two are going to be tested simultaneously or separately,” Kim’s lawyer told reporters before.

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Kim Hyun-joong (OSEN)

In April, Choi filed a suit seeking 1.6 billion won ($1.33 million) in damages for Kim’s alleged physical abuse and their relationship leading to pregnancy.

Choi had refused to hand over a medical certificate that proved her pregnancy and gave birth in September.

In a press conference, Kim accused his former girlfriend of being unclear about the pregnancy. Kim said he would “take full responsibility for the newborn baby” if the paternity test identified him as the father.

Kim began his two years of mandatory military conscription in May.

(khnews@heraldcorp.com)