Rain accused of fraud by tenant who used to rent his building

20 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Rain had previously been involved a legal dispute with a tenant in his building located in Gangnam's Cheongdamdong and won -- but now he's now facing another lawsuit on fraud allegations.

Allkpop reports that according to the Seoul Gangnam Police Department on November 19, a tenant of Rain's Cheongdamdong Building who goes by the name of Mr. Park made a complaint against Rain, accusing him of fraud.

A lifestyle designer for Hong Kong's highest circles, Mr. Park stated, "Rain's side insists that the rental agreement and the lease for the Cheongdamdong building notified that 'Rain / Water may leak into the building,' but I have never heard of anything in relation to this content . . . As this information is not even written in the contracts, this can be considered a crime due to forgery of a private document and fraud."

He also said, "At the time, I entered into the lease with Rain, but Rain insists that he personally has no connection to the lease . . . The security deposit and all payments have been deposited into the account under Rain's name."

Mr. Park had entered into a rental agreement back in 2009 for a security deposit of 100 million won (~ $94,000 USD) and monthly rent of 4 million won (~ $3,800 USD), but had stopped paying the monthly rent starting in September of 2010.

Rain had sued Mr. Park in January of 2011 in relation to that.

At the time, Mr. Park claimed that his expensive artwork was damaged from rain storms through a cracked wall in the building.

Mr Park said, "As Rain didn't repair the building, he is damaging the art," and sued him for 200 million won (~ $190,000 USD) in damages.

However, in 2011, the Seoul Central District Court decided against the plaintiff in relation to his claim in damages, saying, "There is no direct causal relationship between Mr. Park's damages as caused by water leaks and the moisture from the rainy season and Rain's repair duties."

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