Man fined for Dr. Dre, South Korean first lady wedding rumor

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A South Korean man has been ordered to pay5 million won ($ 4,400) for spreading a strange rumor about Dr. Dre’s plans to wed former first lady Lee Hee-ho, according to the Korea Times.

On Friday the 73-year-old was fined for cyber defamation and defamation against the deceased.

Charges against the unidentified man stem from a January post on his blog, which suggested that Hee-ho was set to marry the billionaire rapper, born Andre Romelle Young.

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A South Korean man started a rumor on his blog that former first lady Lee Hee-ho was set to marry rapper Dr. Dre.

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It’s been reported that the rumor was an attempt to launder former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung’s slush funds.

Dae-jung, who lead South Korea from 1998 to 2003, died in 2009. His widow remains active in Korean politics, according to CNBC.

It’s unclear whether Hee-ho, 94, is a fan of Dr. Dre, or if the rapper was chosen at random by the perpetrator of the rumor.

Neither she nor the former N.W.A. member has addressed the controversy.

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