Song Hye Kyo Donates Money Won From Legal Case To Charity
Hallyu star Song Hye Kyo donated Wednesday the compensation money she won from a legal battle against jewelry brand J.ESTINA.
Song Hye Kyo made true on her word when she stated during the court proceedings that she would donate the compensation money for aspiring designers, according to allkpop.
The non-profit organization Beautiful Foundation announced that the 35-year-old actress donated 150,000,000 KRW (USD $124,000) to help aspiring jewelry designers.
"She wanted the money to be used for underprivileged design students," wrote a staff member who thanked the actress on their website.
The legal dispute started in April when J.ESTINA used the actress' photo and video cuts from the series "Descendants of the Sun" as part of their marketing campaign without her permission.
The beautiful actress, who just celebrated her 20th anniversary in the industry, is also known for her charitable works.
She partnered with Prof. Seo Kyeong-deok from Sungsin Women's University on December 19 and donated 10,000 Korean guidebooks to Yong Bong Gil memorial in China.
"I learned that there aren't many Korean guidebooks so I hope this contributes to the increase of visitors to the memorial," she told Sports Donga, as reported by HanCinema.
The actress collaborated with the same professor in the past to preserve Korean history in Japan, New York and China where they donated 10,000 informative brochures each.
She also funded the publication of 1,000 Braille guidebooks to the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan as she became acutely aware of the plight of the blind after playing the role in "That Winter The Wind Blows" in 2013.
"In local museums, not so many Braille brochures have been provided for the blind," KDrama Stars quoted her as saying. "After I played a role of a blind woman, I realized how many difficulties they face in their daily lives. To help them, I decided to support in publishing Braille brochures."
She became the ambassador for "The Future Lies With Children" and donated her modelling fees to the construction of an elementary school in China. She considered it her chance to "give something back" after being loved by her Chinese fans.
She donated the proceeds from the special Celine bags named after her to "Save The Children."
She also does volunteer work for animals or people.