Posted : 2009-11-26 18:26
Updated : 2009-11-26 18:26

Actress Kim Min-sun Changes Name to Gyu-ri

Actress Kim Min-sun
Actress Kim Min-sun, 30, who was sued over comments she made regarding U.S. beef imports, has changed her first name to Gyu-ri and will act under the new name, her agency said Thursday.

``She recently changed her name to Kim Gyu-ri and received a new residential identification card under the new name,'' her agency TN Entertainment said. She has completed all legal procedures to make the change, it said.

``The new name is actually the one she has been called at home since her childhood,'' an agency official said. ``She will act under the new name going forward. It represents a new start for her.''

In May last year, she was at the center of dispute involving comments she made on her Web site, where she wrote that she'd ``rather drink potassium cyanide than eat U.S. beef and bones tainted with bovine spongiform encephalopathy virus.''

In August, A-Meat, a U.S. beef importer, filed a 300-million-won ($250,000) compensation suit with a Seoul court against the actress for allegedly misleading the public into a boycott of their products and damaging sales.

김민선 `규리'로 갑자기 개명

미국 수입 소고기에 대한 발언으로 제소당한 배우 김민선 (30)이 이름을 `규리'란 이름으로 개명하고 새로운 이름으로 활동하게 될 것이라고 소속사 TN 엔터테인먼트가 목요일 발표했다.

TN은 ``김민선이 최근 이름을 바꾸었고 새로운 이름으로 새 주민등록증도 받았다''고 밝혔다.김민선은 개명을 위한 모든 법적 절차를 마친 것으로 알려졌다.

TN의 한 관계자는 ``새 이름은 사실 어렸을 때부터 집에서 불리어오던 것''이라며 ``이는 그녀에게 새로운 출발을 의미한다''고 말했다.

김민선은 지난 해 5월 미 소고기 파동 당시 자신의 홈페이지에 ``미국의 광우병 소고기를 먹느니 청산가리를 먹겠다''는 글을 올려 논란의 중심에 섰었다.

미국 수입육업체 A미트는 올 8월 공공을 오도해 자사 제품이 불매 대상에 올라 판매에 타격을 받았다며 김민선을 상대로 3억원의 손해배상 소송을 제기한 바 있다.
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