Kim Bo-reum and Roh Seon-young confirmed partial victory… Pyeongchang bullying driving lawsuit, concluded in 2 and a half years
Speed skater Kim Bo-reum has partially won a civil lawsuit filed against former national representative Roh Seon-yeong.
According to the legal 토토사이트community on the 13th, both Kim Bo-reum and Roh Seon-young did not appeal within the deadline after the appeal court sentenced that “Roh Sun-young must compensate 3 million won” on the 21st of last month, so the ruling was confirmed. The legal dispute between the two ended with Kim Bo-reum’s partial victory in two and a half years.
Kim Bo-reum has been criticized by public opinion for the controversy over ‘bullying driving’ that arose after the quarterfinals of the speed skating women’s team pursuit at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. However, in the subsequent audit by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, it was found that there was no intentional bullying, and public opinion was reversed when Kim Bo-reum claimed that he was bullied by Noh Seon-young.
Kim Bo-reum claimed that from 2010 to 2018, when the Olympics were held, she was harassed by Roh Seon-young, including interrupting training and verbal abuse. In response, Kim Bo-reum filed a damages lawsuit at the Seoul Central District Court in November 2020, demanding 200 million won.
In February 2022, the first trial judged that Roh Seon-young should compensate 3 million won, saying, “It is recognized that Seon-young Roh verbally and abusively abused her junior Kim Bo-reum for speeding up her lap time in November-December 2017.”
Subsequently, the second trial court dismissed all appeals from both sides last month and maintained the first trial. The second trial judge tried to bring about a reconciliation between the two, saying, “There may be unfair things on both sides, but I also think that nothing has been done perfectly.” The second trial made a decision to refer to mediation and compulsory mediation on two occasions, but failed to reach an agreement due to objections.