After Cha Seung Won was faced with a lawsuit from the biological father of his son Cha No Ah, the essay his wife Lee Soo Jin wrote back in 1999 titled 'Living a Life With a Younger Man' has been gaining attention, since some of the information included has now been found to be false.
According to allkpop, in the essay, she had claimed that she met 18-year-old high school student Cha Seung Won, conceived Cha No Ah, and married Cha Seung Won in 1989 when he became 20 years old.
However, along with the revelation that Cha Seung Won is not the biological father of Cha No Ah, it was revealed that the two actually married in 1992 when Cha No Ah was three years old.
Some pointed out that it's understandable why she had falsified some of the information in her essay, but questioned why she even wrote and published an essay of such nature in the first place knowing she was going to lie.
Regarding this past essay, Cha Seung Won apologized about deceiving the public, but explained that they did so in order to protect their son.
He showed his fatherly side as he told the media, "I acknowledge that my wife and I said a small lie all in order to protect No Ah, and apologize to everybody.
"I hope that the public will understand that we could not divulge everything at the time. If the lie relating to No Ah becomes a problem, I will take full responsibility. I think that is what I am supposed to do as the father, Cha Seung Won, of Cha No Ah."
The lawsuit against the actor has since been withdrawn.
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