In connection with the case of Kim Ha-sung (28, San Diego Padres), who is active in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB), suing a junior baseball player who played with him in Korea, saying, “He was threatened and ripped off money,” the defendant Lim Hye-dong revealed himself and refuted Kim Ha-sung’s claim.
Lim, a former baseball player, appeared on TV Chosun on the 7th and revealed his face and name. He joined Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom Heroes) as a pitcher in 2015, but quit the sport after two years. Since his retirement, he has reportedly joined a management company where Kim Ha-sung belonged and lived together as Kim Ha-sung’s road manager in the U.S.
Lim claimed to the media, “When (Kim Ha-sung) drank, he habitually assaulted me,” adding, “I have never contacted him for two years and never asked for money or anything like that.”
He added that in December 2021, he agreed to receive 400 million won from Kim Ha-sung’s side, and when he recently took legal action against Kim Ha-sung, who violated his confidentiality obligations, Kim Ha-sung sued him for blackmail. 카지노사이트 순위
Lim also released a picture of his face and neck, saying it was evidence of being assaulted by Kim Ha-sung.
In response, Kim Ha-sung’s side countered that the photo released by Lim was not related to Kim Ha-sung, saying, “The customary assault is not true.”
As the two sides have different positions, the case seems to be heading toward a battle of truth. The police said they will conduct an investigation into the accused in the future, and if necessary, both sides can also conduct cross-examination.
Earlier, Kim Ha-sung submitted a complaint against Lim to the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul last month on charges of blackmail and attempted blackmail.
Kim Ha-sung claims that he was asked for settlement money from Lim two years ago after having a physical fight while drinking with Lim at a bar in Gangnam, Seoul. Kim Ha-sung claims that Lim continued to demand money even after receiving a large amount of settlement money.
Summit Management, Kim Ha-sung’s agency, also said on the same day, “Kim Ha-sung continued to receive blackmail and intimidation from his junior player,” adding, “He submitted a complaint in this regard, and attended the police station on the 6th to complete the investigation of the complainant.”
Kim Ha-sung played for the Kiwoom Heroes in the KBO League until 2020 and entered the MLB in 2021 through a posting system. He was the first Asian infielder to win the MLB Gold Glove this year.