Actor Cha seung-won admits his troubled son is not his biological son

October 6, 2014


Actor Cha Seung-won, 44, revealed he is not his son’s biological father Monday, Yonhap reported.

A man, identified only as Cho, filed a lawsuit against the actor asking for about $100,000 claiming reputational damage as the biological father of 24-year-old Cha No-ah.

Cho said his reputation was damaged due to the actor publicly pretending as though No-ah were his biological son. Cho said he and Lee Su-jin, Cha Seung-won’s wife, got married in March 1988 and had No-ah that year in May before getting divorced in May 1992.

“Cha Seung-won went on television and pretended as though he were No-ah’s biological father even though he’s not, damaging my reputation,” Cho said, according to Star News. “I underwent severe mental damage after Lee wrote and disseminated false truths in her book about dating, marriage and childbirth.”

“No-ah is my biological son in my mind, and I will protect my family until the end,” Cha Seung-won said Monday in a statement through YG Entertainment, his management company.

“Cha Seung-won got married 22 years ago and became one family with a three-year-old son born to his wife from her previous marriage,” YG Entertainment said. “Cha Seung-won firmly believes that No-ah is his real son in his mind and has asked to relay his message that he does not regret his decision [to take in No-ah as part of the family].”

No-ah is a professional League of Legends gamer who was accused last year of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old high school student. Multiple charges of rape were dropped against him in December; he was also arrested and charged for marijuana possession last year.